Carnegie Mellon University

MSM Scholarships and Financial Aid


Students who apply to the MSM program will be automatically evaluated for merit-based scholarships.

Financial Aid

Together with The HUB student services center, CMU’s Student Financial Aid Office supports the school’s goal of enrolling and graduating a diverse group of top-qualified students by facilitating the financial aid process and by serving as an educational resource to prospective and current students.

More about the financial aid process for graduate students

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Tepper School participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which assists in meeting the tuition cost difference above the amount provided by the GI Bill.

The Tepper School’s level of participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program may vary annually. For payment rate information, visit the United States Department of Veteran Affairs website.

Additional information about Veterans’ benefits can be found on The HUB.

Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program, funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for STEM students.

With a full scholarship, students pursuing STEM degrees will be able to focus on complex research to further the DoD's mission and create a lasting impact. SMART offers full tuition to undergraduate and graduate students, annual stipends, summer internships, mentorship, and guaranteed employment with the DoD upon graduation.

Visit for more information on eligibility and how to apply. The SMART application is open annually from Aug. 1 to Dec. 1.