Financial Assistance

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Financial Assistance for Students

For your convenience, we have provided a few resources for those students entering the MAIA program in need of financial assistance and funding opportunities. We encourage all of our students to visit the Costs & Funding webpage on the Graduate School website.

MAIA also participates in four elite Fellowship programs: Coverdell, Rangel, Pickering, and Payne.  For more information, visit our Fellowships page.

Tuition Waivers

The MAIA program offers partial tuition waivers to eligible students. Once students have submitted their online application, they should contact the MAIA Admissions Officer at maiaadmissions@miami.edu regarding the eligibility process for the tuition waivers.

UAccelerate for UM Alumni

Graduates of the University of Miami who apply to the MAIA program have the opportunity will receive tuition waivers for approximately 30% of their graduate study (9 credits of a 30-credit degree program).  Students can email the MAIA Admissions Officer at maiaadmissions@miami.edu for eligibility criteria.

Tuition Remission for UM Employees, Spouses, and Dependents

MAIA participates in UM’s Tuition Remission program for eligible UM Employees.  For more information, please visit https://my.hr.miami.edu/benefits-and-wellness/work-life/tuition-benefits/index.html

External Scholarships

American Association of University Women (International Fellowship) - International fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.

Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs FellowshipsAPSIA keeps an extensive database of available scholarships and fellowships.

AVANGRID Scholarships for Master’s Studies in the United States - AVANGRID’s Scholarships for Master's Studies in the United States seeks to cultivate the next generation of professionals, who will provide the energy and innovation that will drive AVANGRID and the energy industry forward. The AVANGRID scholarships are offered as part of the global Iberdrola International Master's Scholarship Program, which is also offering scholarships in Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Brazil. AVANGRID is the U.S. affiliate of Iberdrola.  The program is geared towards students in their final year of study or recent graduates who want to continue their education in different areas such as data science, engineering (civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical and power), renewable energy and smart distribution networks. 

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service - Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to recruit and train the next generation of information technology professionals, industrial control system security professionals, and security managers to meet the needs of the cybersecurity mission for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments. This program provides scholarships for up to 3 years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate (MS or PhD) education. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. In return for their scholarships, recipients must agree to work after graduation for the U.S. Government, in a position related to cybersecurity, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation - The premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders.

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program - The Humphrey Program brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.  Humphrey Fellows are eligible to take MAIA classes and/or the Security Certificate for specialized training as part of their experience

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans - The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for United States immigrants and children of immigrants.

For Veterans and Their Families

Yellow Ribbon Program - The University of Miami is an active participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. This provision of the post 9/11 GI Bill helps cover the expenses of earning a master's degree. Opportunities for study are available for active duty personnel as well. Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are encouraged to visit the official website for the program.

Tillerman Scholar Program - Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to recruit and train the next generation of information technology professionals, industrial control system security professionals, and security managers to meet the needs of the cybersecurity mission for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments. This program provides scholarships for up to 3 years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate (MS or PhD) education. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. In return for their scholarships, recipients must agree to work after graduation for the U.S. Government, in a position related to cybersecurity, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.

Other Sources of Financial Assistance

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.