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Cost and Funding

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The cost of tuition and fees varies from year to year. The following links will help you determine the costs associated with a degree at Utah State University:

  • Tuition & Fee Schedule for 2017-2018 (pdf) - The tuition schedule for students, including information related to undergraduate and  regional campus students, who are attending Utah State University.
  • Online students - Students taking classes online do not use the tuition & fee table [linked above]. The current tuition only rate for all ITLS online courses is found here.
  • Registrar's Office - The Registrar's office contains links to the tuition and fee schedules for previous years.

Financial Aid Information

The following links provide information about grants, loans, scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, and campus jobs:

  • Financial Aid Office - Shows frequently asked questions about financial aid as well as information about applying for various  financial aid sources.
  • Graduate Studies Finance Information - Targeted towards graduate students, this site has information about insurance,  assistantships, fellowships, tuition awards, travel support and other financial assistance.

The ITLS department has graduate research assistantships, teaching assistantships and starting Fall 2017 offers 4 years of gauranteed funding to standout applicants through our doctoral scholars program. All three forms of funding are awarded after admissions decisions are made.  

Tuition Assistance  

Many grants already have budgedet in tution for their research assistants. Coverage for non-resident (international and out of state students) and coverage for in-state and differential (all students) is available based on assistantship status, degree program, and merit. Note that fees are always the responsibility of the student, amounts can be found above in the tuition and fee schedule. 

Tuition Waiver qualifications  PhD  EdS  MEd  MA  MS-A
Research non-resident with assistantship
  • domestic student – first year only
  • international student – duration of program
  • .50 FTE assistantship (20 hours/week)
  • matriculated into ITLS program
  • full-time (registered for 6 or more graduate credits)
X       X
University non-resident for excellence (criteria effective Fall 2017)
  • first year only
  • matriculated into ITLS program
  • above the average of students admitted fall semester in the college – computed each October
      • admission GPA > 3.66
      • GRE verbal > 68.4%
      • GRE quant >77.2%
      • MAT .. insufficient data from last year, not an option
College in-state and differential
  • .50 FTE assistantship (20 hours/week)
  • matriculated into ITLS program
  • full-time (registered for 6 or more graduate credits)
  • credits on Program of Study – < 70 credits

Wesley & Lucille Soulier Scholarship

The Wesley D. and Lucille S. Soulier Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student studying in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department. The recipients must be married students and must demonstrate financial need. Funding varies based on availability.

Byron R. & Shirley Burnham Scholarship

Recipients should demonstrate financial need and personal integrity. This scholarship may be awarded to graduate students who are full-time students who have been accepted into the ITLS program. They should demonstrate academic potential as evidenced by having attained a minimum cumulative gpa of 3.50. Funding varies based on availability.

Travel Funds for ITLS Graduate Students FY 2017-2018

The ITLS department is pleased to announce the availability of travel funds to support ITLS graduate student travel to conferences. A student may receive up to $900 (in Fall or Spring semester) for 1 trip. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling monthly basis, with a maximum total allotment of $6,000 for fall semester, and the remainder allocated in spring and summer semesters (up to $12,000 total). To be eligible, the student must be presenting at a professional conference in order to receive travel funding.

A travel award may cover costs in any of the following categories, up to $900:

  • Conference registration (receipt required)
  • Airfare (actual costs as supported by detailed receipts)
  • Hotel (actual costs as supported by detailed receipts; no incidentals)
  • Mileage
  • Per diem

The application must be submitted 2 weeks before the travel date. Students who do not meet this deadline will not be approved for travel funds.

To apply, please submit proof of conference acceptance, including conference information (conference title, location, dates, and webpage) with a completed ITLS Student Travel Authorization [link to TA form attached to this email] to at least 4 weeks before the travel date.

Students are also encouraged to apply for RGS Travel Award match opportunities to maximize their travel funds.  For the most up-to-date information, refer to the RGS website:

If awarded, students must submit the ITLS Travel Reimbursement [link to TR form attached to this email], along with a copy of all receipts, within two weeks after they return from the trip in order to receive the award.

If awarded, you must work with Annalee Hall to complete at Travel Authorization form. Students must provide a copy of all receipts within two weeks after they return in order to receive the award.

Grant and Scholarship Information

These pages contain information about some of the most common scholarship and grant opportunities at USU: