- The Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) does not provide financial aid. Unless students have other funding sources, such as those discussed below, they are responsible for covering the tuition costs, taxes, and fees associated with courses that they take through the ICRE. Current tuition rates for graduate-level courses at the University of Pittsburgh can be viewed here. The ICRE is part of the School of Medicine-Graduate Studies.
- Medical students at the University of Pittsburgh may apply for programs leading to the Certificate in Clinical Research or the Master of Science in Clinical Research only if they have been offered a tuition scholarship. However, nonscholarship students who identify other sources for tuition payment (for example, a mentor's NIH T32 research training grant) can appeal for permission to enroll in one of the certificate or degree programs.
- Many individuals accepted into the ICRE degree-granting programs have faculty-based or student-based affiliations with the University of Pittsburgh or University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Faculty, fellows, or medical residents at these institutions may be eligible for tuition benefits. For complete information, contact the Faculty Records Office at the University of Pittsburgh (412-624-4232) or the UPMC Tuition Assistance Employee Service Center (1-800-994-2752; press option 3).
- To help lower tuition costs, fellows and medical residents can apply to become residents of Pennsylvania. For information about eligibility and proof of residence, click here.