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Costs and Aid For Graduate Students

All students enrolled at the University of Missouri are required to pay tuition based on the number of credits of instruction they are receiving.  Courses taken as a hearer (auditor) are charged at their normal credit value when computing the amount of fees to be paid. Some departments also assess additional course feesOther required fees may include equipment/materials and international fees. Optional fees may include student insurance.

Competitive fellowships such as grants, scholarships, and similar funding opportunities are available to graduate students. Typically, fellowships fund study, research, or teaching in the US or abroad. Fellowships are an investment in your future, not a reward for previous work.

Competitive students are energetic and high-achieving, with the potential to make significant contributions for the public good. Additional assets include:

  • High GPAs
  • Service-learning courses or meaningful volunteer experience
  • Research experience
  • Studying abroad (preferably for a full-term, not just during a break between semesters)
  • Leadership and participation in campus and community activities

Dean’s Engineering Excellence Fellowship

  • The Dean’s Engineering Excellence Fellowship is designed to recruit outstanding students to our Ph.D. program. The student will receive a $30,000 stipend in the first year. The fellowship also pays for engineering fees, tuition and healthcare costs for the first year. The adviser and/or department are expected to suppor the student (stipend, tuition, health care, and other fees) in the subsequent years until their graduation.
  • Applicants must
    • be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • be accepted into MU Engineering Ph.D. Program
    • have identified an Engineering Advisor

IMSE’s GANN Fellowship

  • The Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) is a fellowship program through the U.S. Department of Education that helps institutions fund talented, doctorate-seeking students who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. The University of Missouri College of Engineering IMSE Department GAANN Fellowship seeks to remedy a shortage of college professors by assisting IMSE Ph.D. students interested in careers in academia.
  • For more information, see the web page.

Multicultural Engineering Program Graduate Fellowship

  • Website
  • The MEP Graduate Fellowship is designed to support the early development of scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers. Fellows will receive $10,000 toward their first-year stipend, $10,000 toward their last year in the Ph.D. program and a $3,000 professional development award. Students awarded a fellowship will be recognized at the Pursuit of Excellence Banquet and will be invited to participate in community and professional activities sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives. Fellows will also take part in mentoring current MEP Undergraduate Scholars
  • Applicant must:
    • be accepted first year engineering doctoral students
    • be a member of a group historically underrepresented in engineering in higher education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic, as well as women)
    • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Fellowships are available on a competitive basis to U.S. citizens or permanent residents accepted for fall admission in the College of Engineering. Priority application deadline: January 1.

O'Neill Graduate Fellowship in Engineering

James W. and Joan M. O’Neill Graduate Fellowship in Engineering

From $5,000 to $10,000 for first year graduate engineering students. For information on this fellowship, view the PDF here.

Apply for consideration online.

Multicultural Engineering Program Success Award

  • Website
  • The MEP Success Award is designed to provide incoming first year masters, and Ph.D. students with the opportunity to take part in professional development or research conferences. Awardees will receive a $3,000 supplemental fellowship for one year. Students awarded a fellowship will be recognized at the Pursuit of Excellence Banquet and will be invited to participate in community and professional activities sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives.
  • Applicant must:
    • be accepted as a first year engineering doctoral student
    • be a member of a group historically underrepresented in engineering in higher education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic, as well as women)
    • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid promotes excellent customer service while educating students, families, campus and the community about Financial Aid resources in order to promote access in higher education.

Cashiers OfficeTuition and Fees

All students enrolled at the University of Missouri are required to pay tuition based on the number of credits of instruction they are receiving.  Courses taken as a hearer (auditor) are charged at their normal credit value when computing the amount of fees to be paid.

Fellowships Office

“Fellowship” is a generic term that encompasses nationally competitive grants, scholarships, and similar funding opportunities. Typically, fellowships fund study, research, or teaching in the U.S. or abroad. Fellowships are an investment in your future, not a reward for previous work.

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