100 Percent are Fully Funded
100% of Biomedical Engineering PhD students are fully funded (tuition, stipend, health insurance etc) by faculty research awards and institutional funds. But it doesn't stop them from competing for national research funding and fellowships. By the time they graduate, fifty-five percent of BME Ph.D. students will have earned a named fellowship from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, the University of Virginia, or a private foundation like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and fifty-five percent will have been appointed to one of UVA's National Institues of Health training grants.
Here is the list of students earning fellowships and awards.