GDBBS Support Package
All students admitted to the GDBBS receive a support package that includes:
- Stipend Support: The stipend for the 2017-2018 academic year is $30,000. The stipends of students who are successful in applying for individual fellowships covering at least 75% of their stipend receive a $2,000 supplement to their stipend for the length of the award. This PDF provides a summary of the financial support provided by the GDBBS and its programs.
- Transition Award: $500 for the 2017-2018 academic year. A one-time transition award is provided to all new students for their first semester. The award is posted to their student account and can be used to pay school fees to help minimize what new students have to pay when they first arrive on campus.
- Tuition Scholarship: $52,100 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The tuition scholarship covers 100% of the cost of tuition. Students are responsible for paying their student fees (about $300 per semester) unless otherwise covered by a fellowship. Click here for details on tuition and fees (a PDF with tuition and fees is on the right in the More Information section, under "Tuition, Fees, and Scholarships").
- Health Insurance Subsidy: $3,030 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The health insurance subsidy covers 100% of the cost of the Emory/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan. Click here for details on the health insurance plan.
Emory Competitive Fellowships
Emory offers several fellowships to outstanding applicants each year. The Programs nominate applicants for these fellowships. There are no additional forms for the applicant to complete, but all application material must arrive by the deadline date.
- The George W. Woodruff Fellowship (Woodruff) is the most prestigious fellowship offered by the Laney Graduate School and is awarded to exceptional students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. The fellowship covers all tuition and fees and provides a $5,000 supplement to the standard GDBBS stipend for the five year length of the award.
- The Emory Graduate Diversity Fellowship (EGDF) promotes the diversity of the graduate student body. As a community we recognize that students from groups not traditionally present in the university bring new perspectives that enrich the fields of graduate study and enhance the educational experience of all students. Many individuals have the potential to expand the methodologies, the topics of research, and applications of various disciplines because of their unique background. Eligible students may belong to a specific ethnic group, race, culture, socioeconomic group, or gender traditionally underrepresented in their proposed field of study, or possess other qualities that will enhance the diverse community of scholars in the Laney Graduate School. The Laney Graduate School considers each applicant's promise of making a notable contribution to their incoming class by exhibiting particular strengths or characteristics, including a unique intellectual achievement, employment experience, nonacademic performance, or personal background. The fellowship covers all tuition and fees and provides a $5,000 supplement to the standard GDBBS stipend for the five year length of the award. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible.
- The Laney Graduate School Fellowship (LGSF) is offered by the Laney Graduate School in conjunction with the GDBBS Programs. The fellowship provides a $2,500 supplement to the standard GDBBS stipend for five years. All interviewed applicants are eligible for the award.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in suburban Atlanta compares very favorably to other university cities, and in only rare instances is the cost of living in the Emory area higher than that of comparable universities (http://swz.salary.com/costoflivingwizard/layoutscripts/coll_start.aspx).