The University of Cincinnati offers excellent financial aid packages. The majority of our students receive financial aid. Examples of aid include:

Scholarships or fellowships that pay partial tuition:

  • Many genetic counseling students receive partial tuition-remission scholarships.
  • Prospective students from under-represented minority groups may qualify for additional scholarship money

Money for living expenses:

  • Graduate assistant position: The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program generally hires a few first- and second-year students to work a few hours per week for the program.
  • Jobs: Other jobs for students often become available through Cincinnati Children’s or the University of Cincinnati. Past jobs have included working in the molecular and cytogenetic laboratories and the Hereditary Cancer Program.

Ohio Residency

Many students in the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program have been successful at getting in-state residency in their second year of the program after living in Ohio for one year. If approved for in-state residency, students qualify for in-state tuition rates for the second year of the program. Find more information about residency requirements.