Admission to the Tepper School's doctoral program carries with it full remission of tuition (William Larimer Mellon fellowship) plus a stipend. The stipend is intended to help cover living expenses in Pittsburgh. Also included is single person health insurance for the student. The Tepper School pays the Technology Fee for PhD students in the first 5 years of the program. Students are responsible for the payment of the Student Activity and Port Authority fees each semester. The tuition remission continues as long as the student is in good standing in the Program. The stipend is guaranteed for the first four years of study, and the health insurance benefit is guaranteed for up to five years. To receive the stipend and health insurance, the student must be in good standing, in residence, and not have employment outside of the University. Stipends are paid out over a 12 month period.
In addition to tuition remission and stipend, our Ph.D. students also receive an IBM Thinkpad notebook computer free of charge, to support their computing needs while they are in residence. The exact specifications of the machine to be provided change from year to year as the technology evolves, so applicants interested in specific information about computer support should also contact the Doctoral Program Office.
For additional tuition, student account and loan borrowing information please refer to the Office of Student Finance- Financial Aid website.