MSST Financial Aid Resources
Fees and Financial Aid
The MSST tuition per credit during the inaugural year remains the same for the full 14 months of the program, as long as you remain a full-time student during that period. The cost for June 2012 – August 2013 is $1,060.00 per credit. This does not include additional graduate school fees, textbooks, or course packets. The cost per credit is slightly lower than the general graduate school tuition.
Some students receive full or partial tuition support from their employers. The MSST program spans two educational benefit fiscal years. Most company educational benefits are based on funding a part-time program, and the average fiscal year benefits do not take into account accelerated programs such as the MSST program. Therefore, we regularly work with applicants on funding their MSST education, and TLI accepts awards from scholarships and other funding.
Federal Financial Aid for Citizens and Permanent Residents
MSST students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents qualify for a variety of income- or need-based and nonincome-based loans. MSST students are full-time students and will not be assessed re-payments until after the completion of the program. Some students receive generous company support to attend the program. Contact our office for further information and for ideas on how to finance your education, or visit the University of Minnesota's Financial Aid Basics page.
The MSST program offers a limited amount of tuition assistance based on merit and need.
To apply, visit the Financial Aid Basics page and complete and submit the FAFSA. Write and submit by email to Jenna an explanation of your financial need. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of the FAFSA, please complete a pdf version and send it to Jane Jensen, TLI Accountant, at the address on the left side of this page.
Financial Aid available for Non Citizens/ Residents
If you are not a legal resident or U. S. citizen, please contact the following office regarding financial aid:
Student and Scholar Services
190 Humphrey Center
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Research or Teaching Assistantships
The MSST program does not offer research or teaching assistantships.
Other sources of aid
Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Program
This education program provides scholarships and fellowships to students including an annual salary, full tuition, and other educational expenses. The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of graduate students in science, mathematics and engineering studies.
Back to College: Resources for Re-entry Students
The site offers extensive resources devoted primarily to adult learners, though a number of resources should also help traditional students. Includes a wide-ranging Financial Aid section.
Fast Web and College Answer
These sites are searchable databases of scholarships and fellowships from high school through graduate school. You have to register, but the registration is free. You’re asked a number of questions that are designed to pinpoint financial aid opportunities for which you may qualify.
IEEE Scholarships and Awards
IEEE offers a variety of awards, competitions, contests, scholarships and fellowships. Many are offered to IEEE student members, such as the Regional Student Paper Contests and the Student Enterprise Award. You will find contact information for each award listed when you click on the link.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship
Google is proud to honor Anita's memory and support women in technology with the 2010 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field
Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship
Scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded to full-time graduate students currently working toward a master's degree in the following or related fields of electrical, electronics, chemical, systems or communications engineering; physics; mathematics; computer science; or information technology. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible.
Women In Deference HORIZONS Scholarship
Though the HORIZONS Scholarship, established in 1988, Women In Defense encourages women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. The scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas. (This is not law enforcement or criminal justice.) The amount of the awards varies each year.