Graduate students can receive financial assistance through tuition waivers, graduate assistantships, loans, grants, employment, and scholarship.
When it comes to paying tuition and other costs of graduate school, you have options.
We award tuition waivers to eligible IT graduate students on a semester-by-semester basis.
Full and part-time students can apply for a tuition waiver.
You are eligible to apply for a tuition waiver if:
Apply during the first two weeks of classes each semester. Complete and submit the graduate tuition waiver application electronically. Send to Sherry Jerome, firstname.lastname@example.org. An electronic signature is acceptable.
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They facilitate your progress toward a degree while providing important professional development.
Graduate assistants in the School of IT typically teach labs for some of our 100-level courses. Full-time assistants work an average of 20 hours per week and part-time assistants work about 10 hours per week.
We offer a limited amount of assistantships. Illinois State's Graduate School has additional opportunities.
IT graduate assistants receive:
You are eligible to apply for an assistantship if:
We do not typically offer assistantships at the time of admission. New students may be interviewed for positions over the summer.
Required skills vary based on your teaching assignment, but may include Java programming, Microsoft Office, Python, and/or Fortran.
Apply online for a School of IT assistantship or an assistantship in other departments across campus.
If you are a United States citizen or permanent resident, you may be eligible for Federal Financial Aid.
Illinois State offers numerous employment opportunities, scholarships, fellowships, and grants. Learn about eligibility requirements and deadlines on the Graduate School website.