Financial Support for Students

First, the MTU Flex initiative will not reduce your financial aid or impact how we calculate your cost of attendance in the event that Michigan Tech is unable to allow students physically on campus as a result of COVID-19 developments. Michigan Tech is committed to providing high-quality, hands-on graduate education and maintaining the high academic standards you expect from a Michigan Tech education at the lowest cost to you.

Your duty as a student at Michigan Tech is to learn about and explore your world. We want to make that possible for you in any way we can. COVID-19 does not change our commitment to helping make your education possible.

The Student Financial Services Center has worked to make the transition to MTU Flex as seamless as possible.

MTU Flex asks students to remain flexible about their learning environments and course delivery systems. That flexibility will be matched by Michigan Tech when it comes to costs associated with housing and technology, and requirements attached to scholarships and other financial aid awards. For example, if a student's lack of computer and/or internet access is a barrier to remote education, Student Financial Services can help you explore financial aid options. Different factors may impact your educational expenses. The cost-of-education calculators for undergraduate students and graduate students can help you calculate your estimated expenses for the upcoming academic year.

If you have a question that's not covered here, reach out to If you have questions about grad school financial information, please reach out to your graduate program director, department chair and/or the Graduate School.

Financial Support FAQs

Emergency Financial Assistance

There are a number of funds available to students facing financial emergencies.

Graduate Fellowships

The Graduate School provides information on both internal and external fellowships. Most fellowship applications are due a year before the fellowship begins. For instance, most applications for 2022 fellowships must be submitted in 2021.

Graduate Reduced Tuition Programs

The Graduate School offers reduced tuition programs for:

  • US military veterans and current personnel
  • Former AmeriCorps volunteers
  • Returned Peace Corps volunteers

We also have reduced tuition for master's programs with service components like VISTA and AmeriCorps.

Payment Plan Options

Michigan Tech offers several payment plans to assist students in paying their bills. See Billing and Payment Plan Options for more information.