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Finance Your Education

In addition to general forms of financial aid, Master of International Service students are eligible for some exclusive forms of financial aid. The Graduate Admissions Office at the School of International Service provides detailed information about the opportunities open to students.

USMC CDET Partnership

Graduates of the Command and Staff College Distance Education Program (CSCDEP) at the College of Distance Education and Training (CDET) at Marine Corps University (MCU) are eligible for this partnership.

This partnership grants graduates of CSCDEP 6 credit hours of advanced standing, enabling them to waive 6 of the 30 required program credits. In addition to the credit waiver, CDET CSCDEP graduates qualify for a $5,000 scholarship when they enroll as a student in the Executive MIS program. Eligible students may apply to either the on-campus or the online MIS degree at SIS. More information about CSCDEP at CDET

Fellowships and Partnerships

The School of International Service has fellowships and funding partnerships with specific organizations for students who meet the specified fellowship, merit, or needs criteria. Please read the individual eligibility requirements carefully and be advised that some fellowships require registration in a regular two-year master’s degree program rather than the condensed Master in International Service.

Hart A. Massey Fellowship

The Hart A. Massey Fellowship is awarded each academic year to one or more incoming Canadian students pursuing graduate studies full-time at American University. The fellowship is applied to tuition charges. It is renewable for one year to students who show satisfactory progress towards their graduate degree. The application deadline is in February of every year.

United Methodist Graduate Scholarship

The United Methodist Graduate Scholarship is awarded each academic year to a graduate student enrolled at American University who is a full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application. The scholarship is applied to tuition charges. Awards are renewable for one year to students who show satisfactory progress towards their graduate degree. The application deadline is in March of every year.

External Funding Opportunities

American University’s Merit Awards Office offers a listing of recognition awards for students. Some of them may provide funding for further scholarship in addition to recognizing current outstanding school work. American University’s Graduate Studies Office also provides guidance in applying for awards and maximizing your chances of a successful application.

Financial Aid Offices

Find more information on financial resources through our Graduate Admissions Office and the AU Financial Aid Office.