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Affording Your MSIT Degree

Your education is one of the most valuable investments you will ever make. We can help you pay for it.

The question of how to finance your education is no doubt a factor in your decision to apply to grad school, and where you choose to apply.

We are here to help you determine how much your master's program will cost, and give you strategies and options for how to pay for it.

Below, you will find detailed information on scholarships, student employment opportunities, and loans to help offset the cost of your MSIT education. If you have any questions about student finances, please contact the Office of Admissions via email at, or give us a call at 412-268-2164.


Applicants to the MSIT program can be considered for any of the following applicable scholarship opportunities:


“External" or “outside” scholarships are any scholarships not awarded by the university.

Searching for outside scholarships can be a tedious process if you don't know where to start. Find scholarship information on Carnegie Mellon's website to help you get started on your search for outside scholarship support from a broad range of external organizations and sources.

Additional scholarship suggestions are available in the FAQs section of our website.

Students in the MSIT: Information Security and Assurance (ISA) program are eligible for a number of other external scholarships specific to the field of information security and cybersecurity. Learn more about these awards. And MSIT-ISA students can utilize the Cybersecurity Scholarship Guide to focus their search for field-related awards they can use to support their graduate education.

Resources specific to the Information Technology Management and Business Intelligence and Data Analytics tracks are forthcoming. 


As a Heinz College student, you may be eligible for federal direct loans or private education loans. For more information on the loans for which you may be eligible, including detailed instructions for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, please visit the Carnegie Mellon University Student Financial Services website.


Please visit the student Financial Services website for the estimated cost of attendance for Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) students before scholarships. All figures are estimates and are subject to change. These budgets provide you with information about costs associated with attending the program and serve as the basis for determining federal financial aid awards.

See MSIT estimated cost of attendance

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Frequently Asked Questions

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information on any of the topics or processes outlined above.