Tuition, Cost and Fellowships | Technological Leadership Institute
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 fellowships available for qualified students. You can find details on each, along with program costs and fees below.
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.
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 certain 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. All University of Minnesota student fees are subject to change at the beginning of each academic year.
Student Services Fee Exemption
Students in TLI’s programs are exempt from paying the Student Services Fee (SSF). This allows most students to save about $500 per semester in fees. There are two important things to note about being in an SSF-exempt program:
- Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP): Students are not eligible to participate in the SHBP. The only exception to this is for students who are in the U.S. on F- or J-type visas. Students on F- and J-visas are required to participate in the SHBP at an additional oost and pay a portion of the SSF.
- Recreation Center: Students are not automatically provided a membership at the Recreation Center (health club/gym). Students who would like to use those facilities may sign up for a membership at the Rec Center and pay a separate fee of $185 per semester ($75 during summer).
For more information about each fee and the benefit it provides visit the University of Minnesota One Stop website.
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.
These fellowships 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 the TLI application for merit-based fellowships. The deadline to apply for a merit fellowship for the 2018-19 cohorts in the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation or M.S. in Security Technologies program is April 16, 2018. The deadline to submit a fellowship application for the M.S. in Management of Technology program is May 28, 2018.
TLI offers need-based fellowships for students whose employer provides less than 50 percent financial support for tuition costs. To qualify for need-based fellowships students must:
- Submit a complete admissions application
- 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 fellowships, which includes providing a statement of need
The deadline to apply for a merit fellowship for the 2018-19 cohorts in the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation or M.S. in Security Technologies program is April 16, 2018. The deadline to submit a fellowship application for the M.S. in Management of Technology program is May 28, 2018.
*Only U.S. Citizens are eligible to submit a FAFSA. Non-citizens will be asked to provide an alternate financial statement.
MOT Named Fellowships
In addition to the general merit- and need-based fellowship funds, TLI also has three named fellowships for qualifying students either entering or enrolled in the M.S. in Management of Technology degree program:
Contact TLI Admissions
TLI admissions staff is available to answer any questions you have regarding financial aid and fellowship opportunities. Please contact them with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-1846.