Financing your education

At SIS, we know that the best and brightest future leaders in international affairs come from all academic, social and economic backgrounds. We understand that financing your education can be a challenge, which is why we offer financial support to eligible graduate students, both domestic and international, in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and stipends.

SIS also partners with organizations and individuals to provide unique financial assistance and opportunities for students who meet specific criteria required of each partnership. Information on subsidized federal loans is available through the Office of Financial Aid. The SIS graduate admission team is always available to applicants interested in learning more about planning for this important investment in your future.

Tuition and Fees

Graduate and non-degree students are charged tuition on a per credit basis. For the 2017-18 academic year, tuition is $1,642 per credit (a two-year master's program ranges from 39-42 credits). SIS program fees (per semester) are $750 (full-time students) or $500 (part-time students). Tuition is subject to increase on an annual basis.

Full tuition & fee breakdown

Merit-based Aid

Over 40% of the incoming master’s class receive some type of merit-based aid from SIS. Merit-based aid typically comes in the form of scholarship and/or research assistantship. Decisions are made based on the strength of the application and are typically released with the decision for admission.

Financial Information for International Students

International students do not need to submit additional materials in order to be considered for merit-based aid. Students are required to demonstrate the ability to cover the cost of attendance prior to enrollment.

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