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An important factor to consider when deciding to pursue a graduate education is the cost of the degree program. At TLI, we are committed to helping students find the resources necessary to complete their education. TLI has several merit- and need-based scholarships available for qualifying students. The details and application deadlines are as follows:

Merit Scholarships

These scholarships are offered to high-caliber students entering their first year of a TLI program. To be considered, students must submit a complete admissions application for their program and complete the TLI application for merit-based scholarships by the stated deadline.

  • Mar 1 MDI General Merit Scholarship Deadline
  • May 1 MOT General Merit Scholarship Deadline
  • Mar 1 MSST General Merit Scholarship Deadline

Need-Based Scholarships

TLI offers need-based scholarships for students whose employer provides less than 50 percent financial support for tuition costs. To qualify for need-based scholarships students must:

  • Submit a complete admissions application by the stated deadline
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*
  • Submit the Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from the FAFSA*
  • Obtain a letter from employer stating the level of financial support
  • Complete the TLI application for need-based scholarships, which includes providing a statement of need

*Only U.S. Citizens are eligible to submit a FAFSA. Non-citizens will be asked to provide an alternate financial statement.

  • April 1 MDI General Need-Based Scholarship Deadline
  • July 1 MOT General Need-Based Scholarship Deadline
  • April 1 MSST General Need-Based Scholarship Deadline

MOT Named Scholarships

In addition to the general merit- and need-based scholarship funds, TLI also has three named scholarships for qualifying students either entering or enrolled in the M.S. in Management of Technology degree program:

Lockwood Carlson Technology Leadership Fellowship

Dr. Lockwood Carlson served from 2002 to 2014 as a Senior Fellow and the James J. Renier Chair. He was a highly-valued instructor in the Management of Technology program and was a founding faculty member in the Security Technologies and the Medica Device Innovation programs. First-year MOT students who wish to be considered for this scholarship should submit an application by May 1.

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Rias van Wyk Foresight Award

Dr. Rias van Wyk served from 1992 to 2003 as the W.R. Sweatt Visiting Chair in Technological Leadership and as a former Director of Graduate Studies for the Management of Technology program. Dr. vanWyk is a world leader in strategic technology analysis and technology foresight. This is a merit-based scholarship to support MOT students focusing on technology foresight and forecasting. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to a student entering his/her second year who has demonstrated high potential for excellence in effectively applying and leveraging technology foresight tools and techniques. To qualify, students must have received an "A" grade in the MOT 8214: Technological Foresight and Forecasting course, and achieved a minimum of 3.6 (out of 4.0) cumulative GPA in their first year in the MOT program. Second-year MOT students who meet the eligibility requirements and would like to be considered for this scholarship should submit an application by July 1.

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Yechiel (Jack) Shulman Leadership Award

Dr. Yechiel (Jack) Shulman was the founding Director of TLI, holder of the H.W. Sweatt Chair in Technological Leadership from 1989 to 2000, serving as the first Director of Graduate Studies for the Management of Technology program. This is a merit-based scholarship to support MOT students with the highest potential for fast-tracked technological leadership. To qualify students must have achieved a minimum of 3.8 (out of 4.0) cumulative GPA in your first year in the MOT program. Second-year students who meet the eligibility requirements and would like to be considered for this scholarship should submit an application by July 1.

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Military Resources

TLI is committed to helping veterans and active military service members advance their education. The University of Minnesota Veterans Services Office can guide military students through the process of financing graduate education.

Program Costs

The Technological Leadership Institute strives to provide a high-quality, yet affordable education. Costs vary by degree program; however, tuition can typically be financed with federal student loans.

Management of Technology (MOT)

Tuition and Expenses: $68,400

Per-Credit Cost: $1,900

Total Required Course Fee: $4,456 ($1,114 per semester)

Cost Breakdown: Included in the required course fees are textbooks and course materials; two meals per class session from D'Amico Catering; parking; student services; and airfare and lodging for the International Management of Technology course (MOT 8950) trip.

*Tuition and course fee amounts are subject to change for incoming cohorts, but will not change throughout the two years of a student's enrollment.

Medical Device Innovation (MDI)

Tuition: $38,828 for 34 credits

Per-Credit Cost: $1,142

Required UofM Fees Per Semester: $847.74 (fall/spring); $453.08 (summer)

*Tuition rates are subject to change for incoming cohorts, but will not change throughout the four terms of a student's enrollment; required UofM fees, however, may vary from one academic year to the next. 

Security Technologies (MSST)

Tuition: $36,544 for 32 credits

Per-Credit Cost: $1,142

Required UofM Fees Per Semester: $847.74 (fall/spring); $453.08 (summer)

*Tuition costs are effective for new students beginning in May 2017. Tuition rates are subject to change for future incoming cohorts, but will not change throughout the four terms of a student's enrollment; required UofM fees, however, may vary from one academic year to the next. 

University of Minnesota Fees for MDI & MSST Students

Students in the Medical Device Innovation (MDI) and Security Technologies (MSST) degree programs are required to pay cretain University of Minnesota fees each semester. Below is a breakdown of the minimum required fees. In addition to these base fees, international students may also be required to pay certain additional fees. Also, students are required to demonstrate that they have health coverage; those who do not have health coverage through an employer are eligible to purchase coverage through the University for an additional fee. All University of Minnesota student fees are subject to change at the beginning of each academic year.

2016-2017 University Fees

  • College of Science and Engineering Collegiate Fee: $300 per semester
  • Student Service Fee: $432.18 per semester
  • Council of Graduate Students Fee: $10.56 per semester
  • Capital Enhancement Fee: $75 per semester
  • Stadium Fee: $6 per semester
  • Transportation Fee: $24 per semester

For more information about each fee and the benefit it provides visit the University of Minnesota One Stop website

Contact TLI Admissions

TLI admissions staff is available to answer any questions you have regarding financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Please contact them with questions at tli-info@umn.edu or 612-624-1846.

Attend an Information Session

Attend an information session to learn more about TLI degree programs. Information sessions are strongly recommended for all prospective students. Visit our information session calendar to view upcoming dates.