Financing your Education

For the most current tuition and financial aid information for the Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at USF, please click here.

Graduate Fellowships

USF's Center for Asia Pacific Studies offers graduate Graduate Fellowships that range from $2,500 to $10,000 annually for MAPS students. Interested students may apply for Fellowships at the time of application or after, and will be considered for a fellowship after admission to the MAPS Program and the Fellowship application is received. Please contact the Program Office to apply for these fellowships.

Financial Aid

USF's One Stop/Financial Aid Office offers advice to graduate students at the University of San Francisco. The office may be reached at 415.422.2020 or by email at

NSEP Fellowships

It is recommended that applicants to the MAPS program apply for one of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) Fellowships sponsored by the U.S. Federal government. A significant number of MAPS students have been awarded NSEP fellowships to date, giving USF a high national ranking in number of such fellowships received.

McLaren Research Fellowships

Students who apply to the MAPS/MBA joint program may apply for McLaren Research Fellowships, which offer a 50% tuition scholarship and an annual stipend.

Employer Assistance

A large number of employers in the San Francisco Bay Area offer employee tuition reimbursement, and a significant number of MAPS students have received such employer assistance. Please check with your Human Resources representative to learn if your employer offers a tuition reimbursement plan. USF can accommodate certain requirements, such as grade submission, of employer plans.

Click here for more information about U.S. Federal student loans, non-USF scholarship opportunities, tuition costs, payment plans, student employment and other financial aid details.