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03 Sep 2013, 03:24
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Hello Everyone,

I need some inputs on my probable PhD in Business from a US University.

Though, I am yet to take my GMAT and hence not sure where will I land up, but still need to know the possibility of sustaining a family of 3(spouse and 6 year old child) on the stipend received(assuming no prior savings at all).

1. Is it difficult/very difficult or impossible to sustain such a life?
2. Does the total money(stipend and other grants) coming in depend on how high a GMAT score one has?

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11 Oct 2013, 10:36
Hello Everyone,

I need some inputs on my probable PhD in Business from a US University.

Though, I am yet to take my GMAT and hence not sure where will I land up, but still need to know the possibility of sustaining a family of 3(spouse and 6 year old child) on the stipend received(assuming no prior savings at all).

1. Is it difficult/very difficult or impossible to sustain such a life?

the salary of a phd student is good but wheter enough or not it depends also on the aspectation of a family. for sure is not a huge income

2. Does the total money(stipend and other grants) coming in depend on how high a GMAT score one has?

no. definitely

Regards

Argha
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10 Jan 2014, 01:32
I got it..

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16 Jan 2014, 12:59
Here a useful article from my database

Hope it helps

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28 Jan 2014, 11:50
Stipends for PhD students in the United States is typically between \$20,000 and \$30,000. Students can live comfortably for that money, but not sure if it is enough for a family of three. A lot depends on what part of the US you are in. Prices in one state could be much higher or lower than other states.
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16 Feb 2014, 00:39
It can depend on the area you go into because in my area (Information Systems), unless you get into a top school, ranges at about \$18,000-\$20,000 for a stipend. Big schools that might pay more than that will want a higher GMAT score. I received an offer from University of Arkansas and they let me know that my GMAT score may keep me from getting a \$10k a year fellowship, which stings a bit but I won't let it deter me.

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26 Mar 2014, 20:55
Thanks for sharing..

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26 Mar 2014, 23:01
I'm going to piggyback on what jen2881 said a little bit . At a top 20 b school stipends range between 50-60k. GMAT score needed to enter is typically higher than that of an MBA program .

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27 Mar 2014, 06:26
Btw I got the fellowship! I get \$27k a year total for 4 years . I'm single so I don't really know but it can be manageable if you have 2 incomes and a family. Might be hard of just you are working. My sister in law makes \$1600 a month and my brother barely brings in \$1000 a month as a student and they manage.

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