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.
There are still a lot of unknowns about MTU Flex and how it will integrate into existing financial and aid structures at Michigan Tech. Right now, the Student Financial Services Center is working to make the transition to MTU Flex as seamless as possible.
MTU Flex will need 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 calculator for undergraduate students or the cost of education calculator for graduate students can help you calculate your estimated expenses for academic year 2020-2021.
We're looking at the situation from every angle and trying to answer every potential question, and we'll update this page as we have more information. If you have a question that's not covered, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about grad school financial information, please reach out to your graduate program director, department chair and/or the Graduate School.
Emergency Financial Assistance
There are a number of funds available to students facing financial emergencies.
- The Betty Chavis Emergency Fund supports U.S citizens pursuing a degree at Michigan Tech who are experiencing a financial emergency.
- The Husky Emergency Assistance Fund provides relief for Michigan Tech students and employees who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of current or future crises.
- The International Students Emergency Fund assists international students facing unexpected hardships.
- The Graduate School Emergency Fund provides short-term, non-interest University loans to graduate students experiencing emergencies or financial hardships outside.
- Other Emergency Resources are also available.
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 2021 fellowships must be submitted in 2020.
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.