Financial Aid

ESTEEM students utilize a variety of sources to fund their education.

Federal Loans

Some ESTEEM students may be eligible for federal loans. Go here for some great information on borrowing.

Private Loans

Some students may consider private loan programs as a source of funding. The terms and conditions of these programs vary; students are encouraged to review the details before selecting a private loan program. As always, taking on debt for any reason should be done deliberately and only for the amount 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.

Paid Internships

Some of our students have taken on internships or other employment during their ESTEEM year.  While we cannot guarantee positions, the program has helped students to obtain paid internships at a variety of places including:

Financial Aid Assistance

For specific information regarding application procedures, deadlines, and application forms please contact the Office of Financial Aid.