Carnegie Mellon University

Tuition and Financial Aid

Information on graduate financial aid is available through CMU student financial services. Applications are accepted year-round, but the preferred deadline for financial aid applications is February 15th.

The Institute for Politics and Strategy offers up to half tuition fellowships for the academic year to select MS IRP students and MS IRP-AMP students in their graduate year of study. Award selection is based on availability of funds, undergraduate academic performance and demonstrated financial need. In exchange for the fellowship, students are assigned a role as a teaching assistant/grader (TA) in course in IPS or as a research assistant (RA) in IPS or the Center for International Relations and Politics (CIRP). MS IRP students receiving a fellowship will not receive additional compensation for their work as a TA or RA.

Funding for US Military & Veterans: IPS welcomes applications from veterans and those currently serving in the US Military. IPS offers a limited number of scholarships every year for graduates from select US military academies. In addition, the University Registrar's Office provides services to veterans and their dependents who are eligible for Veterans Education Benefits under the Montgomery G.I. Bill, Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

CMU also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for those who are 100% eligible for benefits under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. In order to use Veterans Education Benefits, you must be an admitted Carnegie Mellon student (graduate or undergraduate). Veterans Affairs determines the amount of benefits a student can receive; therefore, we cannot estimate benefit amounts. Please contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551 to find out the amount you are eligible to receive.