ESTEEM tuition for the 2023-24 academic year is $62,030. A confirmation fee of $1,000 is required with the student’s acceptance of an offer of admission to the program. This fee is applied to the student’s tuition upon enrollment at the University and is non-refundable. Assessed fees bring the total program cost for ESTEEM for 2023-24 to $62,502.

The University requires all ESTEEM students to have health insurance coverage. At the beginning of each academic year, the opportunity is provided to show proof of personal health insurance coverage. In the event such proof is not presented, the student will automatically be enrolled in the University-sponsored plan, and the charge for the premium will be placed on the student’s account.

For more information, visit the Office of Student Accounts


ESTEEM is looking for the best and brightest to help us commercialize research and bring ideas to market, and we are willing to offer merit-based scholarships to top quality students from around the globe. All completed applications received by the ESTEEM program are considered for merit-based scholarships. 

Factors considered by the Admissions Committee in the awarding of scholarships include:

  • Undergraduate GPA
  • Work experience (especially if it involves entrepreneurial or early stage start-up activity)
  • Research experience
  • Leadership
  • Social and environmental impact, social entrepreneurship and/or volunteer activities

Students may also apply for need-based assistance, which gets determined on a case by case basis.

Average Tuition Discount Rate Per Esteem Class
Average Scholarship Per Esteem Class

Financial Aid

ESTEEM students utilize a variety of sources to fund their education. For specific information regarding application procedures, deadlines, and application forms please contact the Office of Financial Aid

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.  You may find out more by visiting their site here.

Paid Internships and Student Employment

Some of our students take on internships or other student employment during their ESTEEM year.  Students are allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week and have the potential to earn around $5,000 each academic year, depending on the position. Please note, due to visa restrictions, international students may only work on-campus positions. Take a look at the following sites for more information on possible internships or student employment: