As a graduate student, you will most likely assume greater financial responsibility for your degree than you may have for your undergraduate degree. Several financial aid options are available to help you finance your education, so you can breathe easy and focus on what’s most important—earning your degree.
Graduate students must be admitted to a graduate degree program to be considered for graduate-level funding. Awards are based on full-time enrollment in graduate-level courses (not undergraduate). Full time for graduate students is 8 credits; half time is 6 credits.
Depending on the courses taken, you may also be assessed differential tuition or a personal property or service charge.
All graduate courses:
Online and distance graduate courses have an additional $55.00 per credit differential tuition rate.
We are committed to providing you the best financial aid package possible for your graduate program. If you need assistance completing your financial aid application, please contact the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid.
Steps to apply for Financial Aid
MSUM offers a variety of graduate scholarships for current and incoming students depending on your program. Check your graduate program page or the Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid for more graduate scholarship information.
A graduate assistantship provides real-world experience working with faculty in your academic discipline while helping to meet your college expenses. An assistantship will strengthen your academic experience and develop your professional skills. Depending on your program and area of interest, an assistantship may include scholarly research, program administration or student support services.
More about Assistantships