Paying for Graduate School

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Paying for Graduate School

Graduate education is an investment in your future.

We know that understanding how to fund your graduate education is of utmost importance to you.

Our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible to help you make wise and informed decisions as you move forward towards your goal of achieving a graduate degree. 

   

 
Teaching & Research Assistantships
Tuition Payment Plan
CSM Fellowships
Financial Aid Office
Financial Aid Search Engines
Outside Graduate Fellowships
 
 

Over 70% of CSM's full-time graduate students receive some form of financial assistance from the university.

Application and Notification Process

Awarding of all fellowships and assistantships is handled by the academic departments in conjunction with the admissions review process. Since competition for financial support is high, if you are a new applicant we encourage you to apply for admission early. For the best chances of receiving aid, you should submit a COMPLETE application packet by December 15 for Fall admission. Notification of financial awards is usually done at the time of admission notification.

If you have questions regarding a specific award or whether or not funds are still available, please contact the academic department to which you are applying.

Please review the information within the included links.

 

 

 


Teaching & Research
Teaching Assistantships (TA) and Reaseach Assistantships (RA) contracts typically cover one academic year and most are awarded in the Fall.

Research Assistantships allow you an opportunity to do research supported by funds from sponsored projects. The terms of these appointments and the qualifications for them depend on the sponsoring agency and the faculty member.

Teaching Assistantships may be awarded to you to assist in the education of undergraduate students by conducting laboratories and assisting professors. The departments have a limited number of TAs to award: these are normally reserved for full-time degree students who have demonstrated academic excellence. It is a school policy that students with TAs do not have full responsibility for teaching courses.

Graduate Assistantships are awarded to supplement TAs and RAs to pay for your student fees, health insurance, etc. You may also be selected to receive a tuition award through this assistantship.

Additional information can be found on our internal page

 


Tuition Payment Options

Mines offers various tuition payment options. Please click here: Payment Options for more details.

 


CSM Fellowships

SmartGEO
Economics & Business Divison Fellowships
GSA Graduate Continuance Fellowship
 

 


Financial Aid

You may be eligible for financial aid as a graduate student. Loans are available for qualified U.S. domestic graduate students. You can find additional information on the financial aid process here: Graduate Financial Aid. An annually updated Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted for assistance from our Finacial Aid Office.

 


Financial Aid Search Engines

Below are links to financial aid search engines. We encourage the use of any free service available for finding scholarships
FinAid This free page gives you links to search engines, information on loans, special opportunities for specific types of students, and testing information.
FastWeb FastWEB is a database of private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.
IEFA International Education Financial Aid website. Aids international students in finding funding for study.
GradPrograms The Graduate Program Guide for students created by students.
IBP Institute for Broadening Participation - Pathways to Science
IRIS Colorado School of Mines subscribes to this searchable database. It has many government and private funding opportunities. As it is a subscription service your current institution must be a member to search or you must use the computers on the Mines campus. Please read the HELP file to assist you.

 


Outside Graduate Fellowships 

OIP - Nationally Competitive Scholarships
OIP - Internationally Competitive Scholarships
 
American Concrete Institute
American Association for the Advancement of Science 
American Association of University Women Graduate Fellowships 
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping Fellowships
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society Scholarship 
American Indian Graduate Center Graduate Fellowships 
American Indian Science and Engineering Society Scholarships 
American Meteorological Society
American Museum of Natural History Fellowships (physical sciences)
American Society for Engineering Education Fellowships 
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Fellowships 
American Society of Civil Engineers Fellowships 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Loans, Scholarships and Fellowships 
American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship Program
American Statistical Association Scholarships and Awards 
Argonne National Lab
Associated General Contractors of America Graduate Scholarships 
Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships 
Association of Energy Engineers Scholarship 
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
Association for Women in Science Educational Foundation Graduate Fellowships 
AT&T Labs Fellowship Program 
Catching the Dream Tribal Business Management Program
Chemical Heritage Foundation Fellowships
Cherokee Nation Scholarships
Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers Scholarship 
Colorado Business and Professional Women's Foundation Inc.
Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowships
Colorado Scientific Society Memorial Research Funds (Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry)
Council on Library and Information Resources Zipf Fellowship 
Daughters of the American Revolution American Indian Scholarship
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program
Electrochemical Society Student Fellowships 
Environmental Leadership Program Fellowships 
Environmental Protection Agency Fellowships
FermiLab Fellowship Programs 
Ford Foundation Fellowships 
Foundry Educational Foundation
Geological Society of America Research Grants and Fellowships
Hertz Foundation Fellowship in Applied Physical Sciences 
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarships
Hispanic Scholarship Fund 
International Federation of University Women 
International Society for Optical Engineering
International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications Welch Foundation Scholarship 
Japanese American Citizens League National Scholarship and Awards Program 
Latin American Education Foundation
League of United Latin American Citizens National Scholarship Fund
Lindbergh Foundation Grants Program 
Link Fellowship Program (doctoral students) 
Los Alamos National Laboratory Graduate Research Assistant Program 
Mazamas Graduate Student Research Grants
Mineralogical Society of America Awards and Grants 
Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy 
NAACP Scholarship Program 
NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program 
National Academies Fellowships
National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowships 
National Federation for the Blind Student Scholarships 
National Italian American Foundation
National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration Graduate Fellowships
National Physical Science Consortium
National Wildlife Federation Fellowships 
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Educational Opportunities for Grad Students 
Pathways to Science Fellowships MS PhD
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
P.E.O International Peace Scholarship Fund
Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship
Savannah River Ecology Lab Graduate Research Participation Program
Seeley W. Mudd Memorial Fund Ph.D. Fellowships
Semiconductor Research Corporation Fellowships & Scholarship
Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Foundation Structural Engineering Traveling Fellowship Program
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Programs
Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study
Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarship Program 
Society of Manufacturing Engineers 
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships 
Structural Engineering Institute O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship 
United Negro College Fund-Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships 
Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships 
Women Chemists Committee Travel Awards 
Women Transportation Scholarships
World Bank Scholarships and Fellowships 
Yanmar/SAE Scholarship

 

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