How do you go about funding your education?
Our entrepreneurship master's students utilize a variety of sources to fund their education.
Some ESTEEM students may be eligible for federal loans. Though the application for federal financial assistance can seem daunting at times - the Office of Financial Aid page on borrowed assistance is a great resource and has a ton of geat information both related to eligibility for the federal loans and the process of applying.
Some students may consider private loan programs as a source of funding. The terms and conditions of these programs vary, and as such, students are encouraged to review the details of the programs before selecting a private loan program. As always, taking on debt for any reason should be done deliberately and only for amounts needed.
DoD SMART Scholarship Program (US Citizens Only)
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. Though the application deadlines have not yet been set for the DoD SMART Scholarship Program you may find out more by visiting their site here.
Some of our students have taken on internships or other employment during their ESTEEM year - in order to fund their education. While we cannot guarantee positions, the program has helped students to obtain paid internships at a variety of places including:
- On-campus employment - check out their Job Board here
- enFocus (an ESTEEM spin-off)
- Innovation Park startups
Financial Aid Assistance
For specific information regarding application procedures, deadlines and application forms please contact the Office of Financial Aid.