Financial Assistance

A photo of the University of Miami Shalala Student Center at night. A photo of the University of Miami Shalala Student Center at night.
For your convenience, we have provided a few resources for those students in need of financial assistance and funding opportunities. We encourage all of our students to visit the Costs & Funding webpage on the Graduate School website. Students will find additional information regarding both internal and external funding sources on the page. Interested students can also visit the Financial Aid and Funding Opportunities webpage of the Graduate School website.

Tuition Waiver

The Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program offers tuition waivers to eligible students. Once students have submitted their online application, they should contact the MSDS Admissions Officer regarding the eligibility process for the tuition waiver. Students can email the MSDS Admissions Officer at


Generation Google Scholarship - The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive $10,000. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's impact on diversity, demonstrated leadership, and academic background. The program is open to qualified students who meet all the minimum qualifications and Google strongly encourages people who identify as part of historically underrepresented groups, including Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, to apply. As part of the scholarship, students will be invited to attend the summer Google Scholars’ Retreat.

Masergy STEM Scholarship - Masergy is proud to support the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) innovators. The awards consist of $5,000.00.

Strong Analytics - Strong Analytics, a data science consulting and machine learning development firm, is offering a $1,000.00 scholarship to secondary and post-secondary students interested in pursuing a career in data science.

Women Techmakers Scholars Program - Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program - formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program - Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the tech industry by encouraging women to excel as active participants and leaders in the field. This scholarships awards $10,000.00 and the chance to attend Google Scholars Retreat in Mountain View, CA. Applicants must be female, full-time graduate student in the U.S. or Canada studying computer science or a related field, including data science. Applicants must also have a strong academic background and demonstrate strong leadership skills.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship - Xerox Corporation is committed to the academic success of all minority students. The scholarship awards between $1,000.00 and $10,000.00 to qualified minorities who are enrolled in a technical graduate degree program. Applicants must be academic high-achievers (3.0 or better GPA). Applicants must also be US citizens or visa-holding Permanent Residents of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent.


ACM SIGHPC / Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowship - The Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC) partners with Intel to provide the Computational & Data Science Fellowship worth $15,000.00 annually to master's or doctoral students conducting research with large-scale big data. Eligible nominees will be females or members of racial minority groups who have completed less than half of their computing degrees at accredited U.S. colleges.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship - The U.S. Department of Energy offers up to full tuition support for those pursuing an advanced degree in applied mathematics, statistics or computer science with research interests that help use emerging systems more effectively. Students must agree to conduct reearch in areas of interest to the DOE full-time in the summer and part-time during the school year that focuses on issues in high-performance computing as a broad enabling technology and not on a particular science or engineering application. 

For Veterans and Their Families

Yellow Ribbon Program - The University of Miami is an active participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. This provision of the post 9/11 GI Bill helps cover the expenses of earning a master's degree. Opportunities for study are available for active duty personnel as well. Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are encouraged to visit the official website for the program.

Tillerman Scholar Program - Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to recruit and train the next generation of information technology professionals, industrial control system security professionals, and security managers to meet the needs of the cybersecurity mission for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments. This program provides scholarships for up to 3 years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate (MS or PhD) education. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. In return for their scholarships, recipients must agree to work after graduation for the U.S. Government, in a position related to cybersecurity, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.

Other Sources of Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.