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    So my bf just got accepted to University of ______, a really good graduate school, in physics.

    His acceptance letter: "We are offering you a $1500/month teaching assistanceship for 3 years, and a tuition waiver."

    WHY CAN"T WE GET TUITION WAIVERS! I WANT ONE! Doctors are so much more valuable than silly physicists... :) Or so I tell him....

    Just bitter at the thought of all the debt...
     

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      lizbjrddnr said:
      So my bf just got accepted to University of ______, a really good graduate school, in physics.

      His acceptance letter: "We are offering you a $1500/month teaching assistanceship for 3 years, and a tuition waiver."

      WHY CAN"T WE GET TUITION WAIVERS! I WANT ONE! Doctors are so much more valuable than silly physicists... :) Or so I tell him....

      Just bitter at the thought of all the debt...

      Anwer:

      1. Because you are not teaching, researching, and running labs for the medical school professors.

      2. Because you will make more money then all of them anyway.
       
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        Because some of the research that a grad student does in science contributes to a grant application and if funded indirect costs to the institution. Much of the research going on in science labs that generate grant $$ are done by grad students and postdocs.
         

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          Echoing what others have said, the school your bf will go to will make up money from "free" tuition in teaching for "free", working for "free" on grants that will go to the school, and working for "free" to help big name physcists conduct their research which brings in grants and prestige to the University.

          As for tuition waivers for medicine, we do not bring much into the school as way of grants, and we cost a lot to train as the school will have to pay doctors, nurses, and staff to train us, as well as cover us with insurance. Plus on top of all of that, they have to make a profit, or at least stay in the green.

          The only tuition waiver that I know of for U of Minn is the out of state tuition waiver that they basically give to all out of staters to waive the $20 something grand out of state fee. However, the one true waiver is Mayo I believe, as the alumn pay for med student's tuition. There were rumors floating around that mayo has/may/will be combined with U of Minn, so I don't know if this tuition waiver will stay if this is true.

          In any case, good luck, we're all gonna need it to pay off the avg $100k+. (although we'll all make over $100k in after residency)

          KosmoKramer
           

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            Go into MD/PhD. Many schools will waive your tuition, and the years you are working on your PhD will actually pay you!

            Downside, it adds MINIMUM 3 years!
             

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              KosmoKramer said:
              Echoing what others have said, the school your bf will go to will make up money from "free" tuition in teaching for "free", working for "free" on grants that will go to the school, and working for "free" to help big name physcists conduct their research which brings in grants and prestige to the University.

              As for tuition waivers for medicine, we do not bring much into the school as way of grants, and we cost a lot to train as the school will have to pay doctors, nurses, and staff to train us, as well as cover us with insurance. Plus on top of all of that, they have to make a profit, or at least stay in the green.

              The only tuition waiver that I know of for U of Minn is the out of state tuition waiver that they basically give to all out of staters to waive the $20 something grand out of state fee. However, the one true waiver is Mayo I believe, as the alumn pay for med student's tuition. There were rumors floating around that mayo has/may/will be combined with U of Minn, so I don't know if this tuition waiver will stay if this is true.

              In any case, good luck, we're all gonna need it to pay off the avg $100k+. (although we'll all make over $100k in after residency)

              KosmoKramer

              I know I know... It's just crazy :p
               

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                I'm jealous too. Why won't someone pay for my med school? I'll teach a recitation or two! I'll be such a good teacher too, I'll do the interview tours and talk up the school, everyone will want to attend and their tuition dollars will make up for mine.
                 
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