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How to Finance Your Graduate Studies

There are a number of ways to finance your Master of Technology Management (MTM) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB):

MTM Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships

We offer merit-based fellowships and teaching assistantships to new admits who have stellar grade-point averages (GPAs) and testing scores (GRE or GMAT) and who demonstrate drive and distinction in their academic, extracurricular, and academic pursuits. The amount of financial support varies from little to no support to full fellowships that cover all of the new admit's expenses. In the case of teaching assistantships, new admits are given the opportunity of working for professors teaching courses in the Technology Management Program (TMP) in exchange for financial support for graduate studies.

U.S. Federal Government Student Aid

U.S. citizens (or eligible non-citizens) may apply for U.S. federal government student aid such as Direct Loans, Grad PLUS Loans, and work-study by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To receive federal aid for the 2018-19 MTM cohort starting in the fall of 2018, you must submit your FAFSA any time between October 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. To be considered for work-study, however, you must submit your FAFSA by March 2, 2018. The UCSB Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships offers a helpful guide on how to apply for financial aid as well as a tutorial on how to submit your FAFSA. Should you have questions about submitting the FAFSA and pursuing graduate studies, please contact the UCSB Graduate Division's staff.

Prodigy Finance Student Loans

Prodigy Finance offers student loans to international students from 118+ countries to attend prestigious universities such as UCSB. It borrows funding from a community of alumni, institutional investors, and qualified private investors, and then lends the funds to international student borrowers who might otherwise not have been able to finance their education. The investors earn a financial and social return through their investment in higher education to develop future leaders. Prodigy Finance is a proud supporter of UCSB MTM. To learn more about Prodigy Finance's offerings, please contact them directly by email.

Other Sources of Financial Support

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