Financing your Education

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

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Assistantships

All applicants are considered for a limited number of partial tuition scholarships at the time of admission review. In addition, the program offers a number of second-year Fellowships. While enrolled in the program, students may also apply for Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships.

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.

Financial Aid

USF One Stop and Financial Aid Office offers important advice and financial aid details to graduate students at the University of San Francisco. Contact the office at 415.422.2020 or by email at