Department of Chemistry Biochemistry

Support, Tuition, Benefits, and Housing

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Financial Support

All students accepted in the PhD Chemistry/Biochemistry programs are guaranteed financial support by means of a Graduate Assistant position. Research assistantships usually come from faculty grants, although some departmental and college research assistantships are also available on a competitive basis. General information is available on the Graduate College website.

Highly qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for a graduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation.


Tuition and Health Insurance benefits are provided for all students with Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantship positions with at least a half time appointment (20 hours per week).

Tuition - Tuition waivers cover the full cost of tuition for resident and non-resident students. Information on the cost of tuition and the value of this benefit can be found on the ASU web page:

Health Benefits - The university covers the cost of individual health insurance premiums for all TAs and RAs with half-time appointments More information on this plan can be found at the Student Health and Wellness Center.

Housing at ASU

On Campus Housing

On-campus housing for upper-division students is available in the Cholla Apartments, University Towers, Vista del Sol and McClintock Hall. Information on residence hall options and application can be found on the Arizona State University website: Residential Life Housing Organization.

Off Campus Housing

A wide range of off-campus housing options are available within several blocks of the university and throughout Tempe and the surrounding communities. More information on off-campus housing can be obtained from the Arizona State University Center for Off-Campus & Commuter Student Services (