Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Financial Information

Work Study Program: Each student has the opportunity to work for four hours per week for a genetic counseling faculty member for a total of 40 hours per quarter. In exchange for this, the students will have $3,000 each quarter remitted from their tuition.


Funding for Research: Students are given up to $1,000.00 for their research projects so that they do not need to fund their own work

Funding for Local and National Meetings: Students are given up to $1,000.00 to attend the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference during their second year of training; in addition, if NSGC or another professional genetics society plans a regional meeting in the Chicago area, the program will potentially fund attendance at that meeting as well

There are many websites that list a variety of scholarships for which you may be eligible (e.g. Michigan State University Libraries site). The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers additional scholarship opportunities that can be applied to any graduate program. If you wish to investigate this option, please speak with your undergraduate institution to see if you can be nominated for the award.


Financial Aid

Find financial aid information via The Graduate School of Northwestern University's website.