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Financial Information for the 2017-2018
Academic School Year

The following list of charges are effective for the 2017-2018 academic school year:

(All charges are subject to revision at any time.)

Application Fee


Tuition (Graduate) per credit


Full-time enrollment (for fall and spring semesters) is 9 credit hours with the exception of research credits (1 research credit = full-time status)

Health Insurance (per academic year/August to August)


Student Health Center

Student Health and Counseling Center fee
(University fee, per semester, mandatory fee)


This mandatory fee enables students to have access to the Student Health and Counseling Center on the Coral Gables campus.

Wellness Center Fee (per semester)


  • Optional to all RSMAS students (full or part-time)
  • Must fill out waiver form if full time (9 or more credits)

Waiver Form

Activity Fee (per semester, mandatory fee)


Athletic Fee (per semester)


  • Optional to all RSMAS students (full or part-time)
  • If you would like to add the Athletic fee log onto your canelink and choose “add optional fees”

The University reserves the right to change tuition, fees, room, and all other charges at the beginning of any academic year, and the right to change activities and board fees at the beginning of any semester. All charges are due when assessed, unless the Office of Student Account Services has approved, in writing, deferred payment arrangement setting forth minimum periodic payment amounts and due dates. As long as money is owed to the University, release of transcripts or diplomas is prohibited.



Research Assistantships are the major employment opportunity for students at the school, and provide financial assistance in the form of stipends, tuition waivers, and health insurance coverage. These assistantships are available to new, as well as advanced students. Since the number of research assistantships varies between discipline and the research in progress, information concerning the availability of research assistantship support should be requested from the program or faculty member of interest. At present about 60% of our students are supported as research assistants from research funds. 

University and non-University Fellowships: All applicants who apply for admission to the Rosenstiel School are considered for a limited number of University-funded fellowships, school-funded fellowships and program-funded fellowships. The primary criterion for eligibility is scholastic achievement and scores made on the G.R.E.  Many of these opportunities, including the Dean's Fellowship, University Fellowship and Maytag Fellowship, can be found at here or through outside search engines such as:


Applicants should also seek non-University fellowships, such as those offered by their country (Fulbrights), local civic organizations, or by Federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation.

All applicants who have secured external funding to pursue a graduate degree should email with details on their financial award. This may aid you in finding a potential research mentor.


$12,000 stipend / 12 months plus tuition scholarship of 18 credits and fees. 3-year award. Student applies to three Florida institutional programs on official applications secured from the Florida Education Fund Tampa Office (Call 813-272-2772). Student cannot already be enrolled in doctoral program. Fellowship can be used at Florida university of student’s choice where appropriate doctoral program exists and student is admitted. No application fee is required. 

Who may apply for McKnight Fellowship: Applicants must be African American or Hispanic, U.S. citizens, and hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Application deadline for McKnight Fellowship: Applications must be postmarked no later than January 15th of each year.

More McKnight fellowship information can be found here.

Office of Financial Assistance

The Office of Financial Assistance awards financial assistance in the form of financial aid programs, including grants, educational loans, student employment, and tuition payment plans. Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance directly at (305) 284-5212 or via e-mail ( for application forms, including information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ( and relevant deadlines.

Other External Funding Opportunities

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master's and doctoral studies in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology and all other science, engineering, social science and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas, particularly by women and members of minority groups.

Deadline for applications is December 9 , 2016

If you are planning to apply for the Foster Scholarship program, please email by October 15th stating your intention to apply.