Health Informatics Program Fees and Financial Support
Professional Degree Fees
The UC Davis Health Informatics Program will start charging professional degree fees to all students in the master's degree program as of fall quarter, 2011, as supported by the University of California Office of the President's Committee on Finance, and approved by the Regents, on November 18, 2010.
In their recommendation to the UC Regents, the Finance Committee stated, "These fee levels will generate revenue needed to maintain the quality of the academic program, as well as to help address funding shortfalls that have occurred because of reductions in state funding and unfunded mandatory cost increases". See the decision here: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/aar/novf.pdf . A number of other new Professional Degree Fee programs were also approved throughout the University of California and these details are also available on the UCOP website.
The new professional fees will be charged to all students in the Health Informatics Master's Program beginning fall quarter, 2011.
The Professional Degree Fees will result in a total fee increase of $6,000 in the first year, and are subject to an increase in fees per year thereafter. For the 2011-2012 year, a full-time, California resident undertaking the Health Informatics master's degree can expect to pay a total of $20,193.00, and a full-time non-resident will pay $32,438.00.
The Health Informatics program will receive the increased funding obtained from the Professional Degree Fees, with $2,000 per student earmarked for additional student financial aid and grants, while the rest ($4,000) is designed to be used for program improvement including new faculty positions.
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Financial support from the program is available for qualified applicants on a competitive basis. This assistance includes stipend support, nonresident tuition fee remission and graduate student research appointments.
Fellowships administered by the university are available on a competitive basis to qualified applicants for graduate study. Application for these university fellowships should be made using the Graduate Studies form included in the Graduate Studies application for admission. The deadline for applications is January 15.
The staff in the Graduate Financial Aid Office can help you apply for grants, loans, and work-study employment. (Under the work-study program, the employer pays a part of the student's wages and the government pays the rest.) Applications for financial aid are due approximately March 1. To be considered for financial aid, or for any awards based on financial need, you must file a "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA), available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
), no later than the last day of February, prior to the fall quarter of your enrollment. This form, submitted directly to the Federal Student Aid Program Office, Iowa City, Iowa, is used to determine financial need only. A full-time counselor for graduate financial assistance is available by appointment and holds scheduled drop-in hours.
Other job opportunities available include those advertised through the Student Employment Office. These jobs, which may include working in offices, food services areas, the library or book store, laboratories, or other University facilities, are usually on the campus, and may be short- or long-term. Job possibilities in the Davis community are also listed. Registered students or the spouses of registered students are eligible to use the Student Employment Office.
University Staff Employment
There are opportunities for employment on the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Jobs are advertised on an ongoing basis. The Davis campus Staff Employment Office also has available job listings from other UC campuses, including Berkeley and San Francisco. Student spouses may be able to find employment opportunities with the university.