Financial Aid

What types of financial aid are available to international students?
International students may apply for admission with Institutional Aid consideration. There is no separate application for Institutional Aid. To apply, answer the relevant questions on the application for admission. You will be notified directly by the department along with or shortly after your admission decision if you are awarded any aid. International students are encouraged to look for other sources of funding, such as within their home country/government, and other resources such as private loans. Read about Graduate Financial Aid on the Student Financial Services Web page for more information.

What types of financial aid is available for domestic students?
Domestic students may apply for admission with Institutional Aid consideration. There is no separate application for Institutional Aid. To apply, answer the relevant questions on the application for admission. You will be notified directly by the department along with or shortly after your admission decision if you are awarded any aid. In addition, domestic students may be eligible for financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Please complete a FAFSA form to find out if you qualify. There may also be sources of funding available from, philanthropic organizations, individuals, companies, or others interested in awarding engineering students. Read about Graduate Financial Aid on the Student Financial Services Web page for more information.

How do I apply for financial aid?
There is no separate application for Institutional Aid.  To apply, answer the relevant questions on the application for admission. This type of aid is awarded by the department to which you apply based on merit and the amount of funding available. It is not guaranteed with admission.  You will be notified directly if you are awarded any aid by the department along with or shortly after your admission decision.

In addition, domestic students may be eligible for financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Please complete a FAFSA form to find out if you qualify. Read about Graduate Financial Aid on the Student Financial Services Web page for more information.

How will I be informed if I have received any institutional funding/aid?
You will be notified directly by the department at the same time or shortly after your admission decision is made. Initially you may be notified over e-mail or phone contact by a faculty member. You may also receive an official letter in the mail. If you have not been awarded aid you may receive no communication regarding funding from the department. An admission acceptance may be offered without any funding.

Are students required to pay taxes on fellowship funds they receive?
Fellowship funds may or may not be taxable, depending on how they are spent. Normally funds used to pay tuition and fees are not taxable, but funds used to pay living expenses are. Students should consult with a tax professional or check publication 970 from the IRS website http://www.irs.gov/ for more information.

What is the tuition for academic year 2011-2012?
Tuition and fees are estimated. Tuition and fees are prescribed by statute and are subject to change at the discretion of the Trustees.  Graduate students enrolled in M.S., Professional Degree, and Eng.Sc.D. programs pay $1,472 per credit, except when a special fee is fixed. Graduate tuition for Ph.D. students is charged per Residence Unit. The Residence Unit, full-time registration for one semester rather than for individual courses (whether or not the student is taking courses), provides the basis for tuition charges. Ph.D. students should consult with the bulletin for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for details.


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