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Cost and Support

Tuition and Fees

The Master of Science in Technology Innovation is a self-sustaining, fee-based program administered by the Graduate School, in collaboration with UW Continuum College.

Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for all students. In addition to course fees, students pay other required fees each quarter, including registration and technology fees. Payment is due by the third Friday of the quarter. Costs for textbooks or other course materials are extra.

The estimates below are based on 2018–2019 rates and are subject to change without notice.

Cost per credit: $900
Number of credits required: 60
Estimated course fees for MSTI degree: $54,000
Estimated course fees for GIX Dual Degree: $77,000

Financial Aid and Other Funding

Financial Aid

We highly encourage you to start exploring financial aid options as soon as you decide to apply to the program. U.S. students can apply for various forms of financial aid, including scholarships and loans. Because MSTI is a fee-based program — rather than a state-funded one — students are not eligible for tuition exemptions or University grants. For more information about financial aid available to fee-based students, visit the fee-based programs page of the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

International students may be able to apply for government and industry scholarships available in their home countries.

MSTI Scholarships

There are limited partial scholarship funds for MSTI and GIX dual degree students. All applicants will be considered, and scholarships will be awarded at the time admissions decisions are made. While these scholarships may provide some financial support, they do not cover all program fees or any living expenses.

MSTI Need-based Scholarship

There are a limited number of partial need-based scholarships. To apply, applicants who have a U.S. social security number need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the MSTI Application for Need-Based Scholarship by FEBRUARY 14, 2020.  The MSTI Application for Need-Based Scholarship should be sent to

If you do not have a U.S. social security number, once you submit the MSTI Application for Need-Based Scholarship, we will email you the Financial Need Form For Non-Citizen/Permanent Residents. 

All applicants who apply will be considered, and the scholarships will be awarded at the time admissions decisions are made. The monetary amount and number of scholarships awarded will vary each year.

Tsinghua University Funding

Please contact Tsinghua GIX staff at for information about Tsinghua University scholarships and financial aid for Dual Degree students.

Academic Network Scholarships

Students coming from GIX Academic Network institutions (École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, National Taiwan University, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Tecnológico de Monterrey, and University of British Columbia) are eligible for an additional fellowship.  Learn more about the fellowship and how to apply here.

Graduate Funding Information Service

The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) assists UW graduate students in their search for funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses. GFIS representatives host workshops, post funding announcements and meet one-on-one with students.

Employer Assistance

Some employers will cover all or part of the cost of a professional education. Check with your employer to see if such a program is available.