Current Student Financial Information
Students in the Molecular Pathology program are funded in one of four ways:
- Independent resources
- Grant/Fellowship Money
- Graduate Student Researcher employment
- a combination of the above
1. Those students who use independent resources for funding will register for classes and be individually responsible for their payments.
2. Students are funded by grant/fellowship money through grants/fellowships they earn themselves (NSF, San Diego Fellowship, etc.), through their PI's grants, or through departmental grants. Fully-funded students will receive a monthly paycheck and their fees will be automatically paid once they register. Students funded with grant money do not have taxes taken out of their stipend and this income is not listed on their W-2. They will receive a summary of all stipend and fee payment information in January for tax reporting purposes. For more information about reporting stipend income for taxes, please see the OGS website. International students are usually not eligible for this funding because of the stipulations set forth by the grants/fellowships.
3. Students are hired as Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs) are officially hired through the payroll system at UCSD. Full-funded students will receive a monthly paycheck and their fees and tuition will be automatically paid once they register. GSRs do pay taxes on their stipend so they will find their income reported on their W-2 from UCSD. To be hired as GSR, the following paperwork must be completed:
ALL new GSRs must provide the following forms:
International Students (F-1/J-1 Visas) must ALSO provide these forms:
- UC W-8BEN form
- Tax Treaty Statement if applicable (the following countries have tax treaties):
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- Copy of I-94 (shows current Visa status)
- Copy of I-20 (F-1 visa) or DS2019 (J-1 visa) (work permit end date)
- Copy of social security card or social security card application receipt
- Copy of valid passport
Permanent Residents must ALSO provide these forms:
- Copy of resident alien card (green card)
If you have any questions about funding and payments, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator.