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Doctoral
Applicants for Doctoral study in IT related Ph.D. programs will be considered for fellowships and teaching or research assistantships by the department to which they apply.

Master’s
Applicants for the M.S. in Information Technology can be considered for Teaching Assistantships which fully fund tuition and provide a stipend for living expenses for two terms.  Teaching Assistants help faculty members with their course delivery in a wide variety of ways, working up to 20 hours per week. Typically, students on Assistantships will undertake the three term option with a summer or summer/fall paid internship. The third term is usually funded by the student.

Loans
US students and permanent residents are eligible to apply for low interest educational loans.  A significant number of IT master’s students fully self-fund their programs as an investment in their future careers. The most recent US Census Bureau data shows that an M.S. degree is worth at least $400,000 more in additional lifetime earnings over salaries earned by holders of only the Bachelor’s degree. Individual banks also provide educational loans in the US and also in many overseas countries.

Part-time Employment
International and US students sometimes supplement their income with on-campus part-time employment. Part-time employment is not sufficient to pay all costs, although it does provide valuable experience.

Costs
For details on expenses, please see Graduate Admissions.

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