As part of Michigan Tech's commitment to making education affordable for students, the Graduate School provides a number of opportunities for graduate students to receive financial support outside of the work-based assistantship model. Below is a description of these programs.
Reduced Tuition Programs
Michigan Tech offers a number of reduced tuition programs targetting students who have contributed, or will contribute, extraordinary service to the United States and to the world. Past and present US Military service members, past AmeriCorps members, and returned Peace Corps volunteers are all eligible for reduced tuition through the National Graduate Service Reduced Tuition Rate. Reduced tuition is also offered to AmeriCorps/VISTA Master's Program students, Peace Corps International Master's students, and current teachers pursuing a Master's of Science in Applied Science Education.
For more information on these programs, see the Reduced Tuition Programs page.
Graduate School Recruitment
The Graduate School offers two one-time recruitment awards designed to bring talented graduate students to our programs in the coming academic year. These awards are offered to exceptional students in their first semester of graduate study at Michigan Tech upon nomination by their academic program.
- The Graduate School Academic Excellence Award (GAEA) , a recent collaboration between the Graduate School and the Financial Aid office, motivates our top Michigan Tech undergraduate students to pursue an accelerated master’s degree.
- The Graduate Recruitment Tuition Award aims to attract bright and talented students to Michigan Tech and provide them with an additional incentive to choose our outstanding graduate programs.
Graduate School GOAL Program Fund
The Graduate Orientation and Applied Language (GOAL) Program is a summer residential experience to help new international graduate students succeed at Michigan Tech. Over a six week period students undergo intensive English instruction and are introduced to the local area prior to commencing their studies. This can allow students to engage in coursework and research with more ease in their first semester.