Tuition & Fees, Fellowships, and Financial Aid

 

Financing Your Degree

An important factor to consider when deciding to pursue a graduate education is the cost of the degree program. At TLI, we are committed to helping students find the resources necessary to complete their education. TLI has several merit- and need-based fellowships available for qualified students. You can find details on each, along with program costs and fees below. 

Program Costs

The Technological Leadership Institute strives to provide a high-quality, yet affordable education. Costs vary by degree program; however, tuition can typically be financed with federal student loans.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition Rates & University Fees

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Management of Technology (MOT) Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $77,000 for 35 credits

Per-Credit Cost: $2,200

Total Required Course Fees: $9,200 ($1,775 per semester, plus $2,100 IMTP Travel Fee)

Cost Breakdown: Included in the required per semester program fees are textbooks and course materials; catered meals (breakfast and lunch) per class session; parking; student services. The IMTP travel fee covers airfare and lodging for the International Management of Technology course (MOT 8950) trip.

Information on current tuition and fees at the University can be found here.

* Tuition and course fees are effective for the cohort beginning in August 2022. Rates are subject to change for future cohorts, but will not change throughout the two years of a student's enrollment.

Medical Device Innovation (MDI) Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $45,900 for 34 credits

Per-Credit Cost: $1,350

Information on current tuition and fees at the University can be found here.

* Tuition is effective for the cohort beginning in September 2022. Rates are subject to change for future cohorts, but will not change throughout the four terms of a student's enrollment; however, required U of M fees may vary from one academic year to the next.

Security Technologies (MSST) Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $43,200 for 32 credits

Per-Credit Cost: $1,350

Information on current tuition and fees at the University can be found here.

* Tuition is effective for the cohort beginning in September 2022. Rates are subject to change for future cohorts, but will not change throughout the four terms of a student's enrollment; however, required U of M fees may vary from one academic year to the next.

Personal Computer Expenses and Resources

Students in TLI’s programs will be required to frequently access e-mail, course websites, and other online resources during their time as a student. While public computing resources do exist on campus and elsewhere, it is strongly recommended that students budget for the cost of a personal computer and home internet access for the duration of their enrollment. 

The University of Minnesota Bookstore offers special hardware purchasing arrangements for students, discounted or no-cost software options. Information about locations and schedules of public computer labs on campus may be found here.

Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit, Payment & Refund Schedule, Installment Plan

At the time of admission, newly admitted students are required to sign a Confirmation of Enrollment form indicating their intention to enroll in the program. A non-refundable enrollment deposit will then be applied to the student’s University account. The non-refundable enrollment deposit will be credited toward the student’s first semester of tuition in the program—it does not constitute an additional fee. Students who withdraw prior to the first semester of enrollment forfeit the deposit. The non-refundable enrollment deposit is $2000 for MOT, and $500 for MDI and MSST.

Payment Schedule. The University of Minnesota’s tuition and fee Payment Due Dates typically fall about a month after the start of classes each semester. If a previous semester has not been paid in full, a hold will be automatically placed on the student’s account and the student will be unable to register for classes or have access to the Moodle course web sites to obtain and complete homework assignments. Other student benefits such as library privileges will also be suspended until the student’s account is paid in full. You can find more information on due dates & payment options here.

Refund Schedule. Students who officially withdraw from classes may be eligible for a partial or full refund of their tuition and fees. (This excludes the non-refundable enrollment deposit). The level of refund is dependent upon the date the student withdraws from their courses in the registration system—verbal notice of withdrawal is not sufficient. For more information on refund deadlines, click here.

Installment Plan. The University of Minnesota offers an installment plan to spread the cost of tuition and fees over three months rather than paying a single lump sum at the beginning of the semester. The cost to participate in the installment plan is currently $20. Find more information on installment payment options here.

Fellowships

In addition to the general merit- and need-based fellowship funds, TLI also has three named fellowships listed below for qualifying students either entering or enrolled in the M.S. in Management of Technology degree program. 

MOT Named Fellowships

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Lockwood Carlson Technology Leadership Fellowship

Dr. Lockwood Carlson served from 2002 to 2014 as a Senior Fellow and the James J. Renier Chair. He was a highly-valued instructor in the Management of Technology program and was a founding faculty member in the Security Technologies and the Medical Device Innovation programs. This fellowship is awarded to a first-year MOT student.

Rias van Wyk Foresight Award

Dr. Rias van Wyk served from 1992 to 2003 as the W.R. Sweatt Visiting Chair in Technological Leadership and as a former Director of Graduate Studies for the Management of Technology program. Dr. van Wyk is a world leader in strategic technology analysis and technology foresight. This is a merit-based fellowship to support MOT students focusing on technology foresight and forecasting. This merit-based fellowship is awarded to a student entering his/her second year who has demonstrated high potential for excellence in effectively applying and leveraging technology foresight tools and techniques. To qualify, students must have received an "A" grade in the "MOT 8214: Technological Foresight and Forecasting" course and achieved a minimum of 3.6 (out of 4.0) cumulative GPA in their first year in the MOT program. Students will receive information about the application process for this fellowship at the end of their first year in the program. 

Yechiel (Jack) Shulman Leadership Award

Dr. Yechiel (Jack) Shulman was the founding Director of TLI, holder of the H.W. Sweatt Chair in Technological Leadership from 1989 to 2000, serving as the first Director of Graduate Studies for the Management of Technology program. This is a merit-based fellowship to support MOT students with the highest potential for fast-tracked technological leadership. To qualify students must have achieved a minimum of 3.8 (out of 4.0) cumulative GPA in your first year in the MOT program. Students will receive information about the application process for this fellowship at the end of their first year in the program. 

Kirk Froggatt Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship

Kirk Froggatt held the Gemini Chair in Technology Management until retiring in 2021. During his tenure, he became renowned for his leadership courses and inspired hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota. The Kirk Froggatt Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship supports graduate students studying towards a degree in Management of Technology (M.S. MOT).

Financial Aid

US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal financial aid (loans and grants). For information about eligibility and the application process, visit Financial Aid — One Stop. The Graduate School maintains a list of Fellowships & Grants for graduate students. Please visit the Graduate School's funding page for more information.

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TLI Scholarships

The Technological Leadership Institute, through generous contributions from corporate and alumni donors, is able to provide a limited number of merit-based scholarships to students enrolled in any of our graduate programs. Students wishing to be considered for one of the following scholarships must submit their application by December 15, 2022: James J Renier Scholarship, HW Sweatt Scholarship, WR Sweatt Scholarship, or the Edson W Spencer Scholarship. Each scholarship is worth $10,000. Consideration for these awards is competitive and students will be considered for these awards as part of the application process. Submit your application now!

Military Resources

TLI is committed to helping veterans and active military service members advance their education. The University of Minnesota Veterans Services Office can guide military students through the process of financing graduate education.

Student Worker

The Technological Leadership Institute is seeking student workers to assist with activities supporting the department's graduate and continuing education programs throughout the year. This work may include support for TLI's in-person and online classes, support of the UNITE online distributed learning platform, and other secondary activities supporting TLI affiliates, including the Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel preferred. Wages for student workers are competitive and hours can be flexible depending on student’s needs.

TLI also facilitates hiring of student workers to assist solely with the UNITE online distributed learning platform. For more information visit the UMN job searchinternational student employment or contact Noel Schumacher, TLI Human Resources Manager, at schu1293@umn.edu.

Third Party Billing

Some employers will make payments directly to the University on a student’s behalf. In these cases, the employer must authorize the University to bill them as a third party. This authorization can be obtained by completing an External Billing Authorization form and returning it to the Third Party Billing Office. For further information, visit Third Party billing.

Students Receiving 100% Employer Funding

Students whose employers reimburse 100% of their tuition/fees are eligible to apply for a reimbursement extension whereby payment is not due until the end of the semester, to allow for submission of grades and reimbursement to occur. Note: this extension only applies to those receiving 100% support; it does not apply to students who receive partial support or who are using financial aid to fund part of their program cost. The application form can be found here.

International Students

The University will assess administrative fees totaling approximately $179.00 to students who hold nonimmigrant visas. See International Students - One Stop and navigate to the dropdown entitled “General, service and usage, and other fees.” In addition, international students will be required to purchase University health insurance if they are not covered by a U.S. based employer-sponsored health plan. See SHBP Eligibility for more information.

Regents Scholarship Program for University of Minnesota Employees

All three of TLI's Master of Science programs are covered under the Regents Scholarship Program. The program covers 75% of tuition costs for all eligible University employees. Speak with a TLI admissions associate or visit the University of Minnesota's Regents Scholarship Program for more information.

Due to University of Minnesota policy, University employees using the Regents Scholarship benefit are ineligible to receive any additional financial support from the Technological Leadership Institute, including any of the TLI fellowships.

Contact TLI Admissions

TLI admissions staff is available to answer any questions you have regarding financial aid and fellowship opportunities.
Please contact them with questions at tli-info@umn.edu.