Graduate Cost & Funding

Prospective student

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There are numerous ways to financially support your College of Information Science graduate education, including assistantships, fellowships, scholarship programs, financial aid and other funding opportunities.

Learn more by following a link below, or scroll down for all cost, funding, financial aid and scholarship information:


Tuition & Fees

Click a link below to view tuition and fees by graduate program and campus:

Master of Science in Data Science Tuition and Fees 

In-State, On-Campus Tuition & Fees

Per semester (7+ units)
$6,359 tuition + $350 program fees + $835.48 university fees*
$7,544.48*

* Tuition, fees and other costs subject to change. Check the UArizona Tuition Calculator for exact tuition and fees based on your situation.

Out-of-State & International, On-Campus Tuition & Fees

Per semester (9+ units)
$16,145 tuition + $450 program fees + $835.48 university fees*
$17,430.48*

* Tuition, fees and other costs subject to change. Check the UArizona Tuition Calculator for exact tuition and fees based on your situation.

Online Campus Tuition & Fees

Per unit
$650/unit + $228 program fees for 7+ units*
$6,078.00 for 9 units*

* Tuition, fees and other costs subject to change. Check the UArizona Tuition Calculator for exact tuition and fees based on your situation.

 Learn more about MSDS admissions and cost.

Master of Science in Information Science Tuition and Fees 

In-State, On-Campus Tuition & Fees

Per semester (7+ units)
$6,359 tuition + $350 program fees + $835.48 university fees*
$7,544.48*

* Tuition, fees and other costs subject to change. Check the UArizona Tuition Calculator for exact tuition and fees based on your situation.

Out-of-State & International, On-Campus Tuition & Fees

Per semester (9+ units)
$16,145 tuition + $450 program fees + $835.48 university fees*
$17,430.48*

* Tuition, fees and other costs subject to change. Check the UArizona Tuition Calculator for exact tuition and fees based on your situation.

 Learn more about MSIS admissions and cost.

Master of Arts in Library and Information Science Tuition and Fees 

In-State, On-Campus Tuition & Fees

Per semester (7+ units)
$6,359 tuition + $350 program fees + $835.48 university fees*
$7,544.48*

* Tuition, fees and other costs subject to change. Check the UArizona Tuition Calculator for exact tuition and fees based on your situation.

Out-of-State & International, On-Campus Tuition & Fees

Per semester (9+ units)
$16,145 tuition + $450 program fees + $835.48 university fees*
$17,430.48*

* Tuition, fees and other costs subject to change. Check the UArizona Tuition Calculator for exact tuition and fees based on your situation.

Online Campus Tuition & Fees

Per unit
$900/unit + $228 program fees for 7+ units*
$8,328.00 for 9 units*

* Tuition, fees and other costs subject to change. Check the UArizona Tuition Calculator for exact tuition and fees based on your situation.

 Learn more about MLIS admissions and cost.

PhD in Information Tuition and Fees

The iSchool successfully supports all PhD students in securing funding, including full tuition plus a stipend for living expenses, through at least four years of the program.

Funding sources may include research assistantships, teaching assistantships or other forms of support. Additional sources of funding may be available, such as summer funding secured through sponsored research and  summer teaching opportunities.

Learn more about PhD in Information admissions and funding.

University of Arizona Tuition Calculator

Tuition costs are determined by the Arizona Board of Regents and are based on a student's residency status. Tuition and fee amounts may vary and are subject to change. To calculate your exact tuition and fees by program and year, view the U of A Tuition Calculator:

View the University of Arizona Tuition Calculator


Funding & Financial Aid

Many of our graduate funding opportunities have priority application deadlines each semester. Funding application buttons are added to each opportunity during the application period.

It is highly recommended that all students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who file for FAFSA may qualify for assistance through Pell Grants or student loans. Need-based awards and departmental funding require students to have their FAFSA filed.

Click a link below to learn more about College of Information Science and University of Arizona graduate funding and financial aid, including links to active applications:

Many of our students are employed as graduate assistants to help with teaching, research and ongoing projects. Both new and continuing students are eligible to apply for assistantships. Relevant work and teaching experience is preferred. Prospective graduate assistants must meet all general eligibility requirements.

Graduate assistants receive a salary in addition to reduced registration costs, non-resident tuition waivers, discounts at the student bookstores and individual health insurance coverage. Appointments may be for the academic year or for a semester; they may be .25 time (10 hours of work per week) or .5 time (20 hours of work per week). All graduate assistants must complete mandatory training at both the university and departmental levels before beginning employment.

Apply for Graduate Assistantship

We offer some departmental funding to graduate students based on academic achievement. Both current students and new applicants are eligible to apply for departmental funding. Students need to re-apply each semester. It is recommended that domestic main campus students who apply for departmental funding  also file to The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program (online students do not qualify for departmental funding). 

Please note an application is not a guarantee of funding in the School of Information. 

General Eligibility Requirements (once accepted into the program):

  • Must be enrolled in least 6 units as a degree-seeking student
  • Satisfactory progress toward degree (minimum GPA of 3.0)
  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in the main campus program; online students do not qualify for departmental funding (may be eligible for named scholarships below)
  • Students who have not matriculated into a degree or certificate program are not eligible for departmental funding

Application deadlines:

  • March 15 for Fall semester
  • October 1 for Spring semester
  • School of Information departmental funding for Summer is not available

For any questions or concerns, please contact contact us at si_admissions@arizona.edu.

Apply for Departmental Funding

Students in our Master of Arts in Library and Information Science with a commitment to serving Latinx and or Native American populations may apply to the Knowledge River program. Each year, Knowledge River selects a cohort of students who receive opportunities for academic support, specialized advising, cohort support, participation in a cohort-based learning community, mentorship, access to the 200+ Knowledge River alumni, and professional development activities.

Funding is also available for a limited number of  Knowledge River students. Funding comes mainly in the form of Graduate Assistantships, which allow students to gain practical experience in libraries and other information environments.

Learn More About the Knowledge River Scholars Program

The University of Arizona Office of Financial Aid may offer funding to support your graduate education. Determining your eligibility to receive financial aid begins with completing your FASFA.

Learn More About UArizona Financial Aid for Graduate Students

We encourage students with unmet financial need to apply for additional support from the UArizona Office of Student Financial Aid. They offer need-based funding for graduate students including scholarships, grants, waivers, loans and work study.

You can also explore other funding sources and discounts on campus and from outside organizations:


Scholarships

We offer a variety of scholarships to students in our graduate degree or certificate programs. Scholarships are grants of money for use in paying the costs of your education and are awarded on the basis of financial and/or academic achievement.

In addition to the general requirements for departmental funding (listed above) some scholarships have special requirements for eligibility, application and maintenance. The amount of the monetary award varies with the scholarship and available funding (see application for list of named scholarships that will be available for funding distribution). Need based awards require you file the FAFSA form or Financial Aid Calculation for International Students. That form can be found at the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid website.

Application deadlines:

  • March 15 for Fall semester
  • October 1 for Spring semester

Apply for College of Information Science Scholarships

Learn More About Individual College and U of A Graduate Scholarships


For additional information or assistance, please contact us at infosci-grad@arizona.edu.