Fees and Financial Assistance

Students pay tuition for MTM classes on a per-course basis. The cost is $1,275 per 3-unit course, and the cost for the complete 10-course MS degree is $12,750.

Fees are due and payable at the time of registration.

Options for financial assistance include:

  • Financial aid programs administered by the Financial Aid Office of San José State University. (Only admitted MSTM students are eligible.)

  • Employer reimbursement programs for employees' career-related educational expenses. (Check with your employer's training coordinator to see if this is an option.)

  • Fellowships offered by professional organizations such as APTA and WTS.

  • Fellowships offered by the Mineta Transportation Institute.

If you have questions about tuition and financial assistance programs, contact the MSTM Coordinator, Michelle Waldron, at michelle.waldron@sjsu.edu or 408-924-3427.

San José State University Financial Aid

Admitted MSTM students are eligible to apply for federal financial aid. For complete details and application procedures, visit the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office on the SJSU website.

Here are a few tips specific to MSTM students:

  • Graduate students are eligible for Stafford Unsubsidized or Grad Plus loans

  • Students must enroll in a minimum of 4 units per semester (fall or spring) to be eligible for federal aid

  • Students who are eligible for federal financial aid may be eligible for a tuition deferment.

Fellowships from the Mineta Transportation Institute

The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) is proud to have supported MSTM students with close to $1 million in fellowships since the program began in 1996.

Details about how the fellowships will be awarded in the coming semesters are explained below. 

[Note: MTI Fellowships are conditional upon the annual funding available]

Fall 2020 

Starting in Fall 2020, admitted MSTM students are eligible to apply for MTI fellowships, with the dollar amount varying each semester but likely between $600 and $800. The exact value of the fellowship will be determined each semester according to the number of eligible applicants and available funding. MTI plans to offer at least $25,000 per semester in fellowships.

As for Fall 2020, students may earn a maximum of three MTI fellowships.

To qualify for a fellowship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a matriculated (degree-seeking) student in the MSTM program

  • Earn a grade of B or better in two courses taken within a semester (i.e., in Fall-A and Fall-B *OR* in Spring-A and Spring-B)

  • Not have received more than two prior MTI fellowships

  • Not have been awarded any other MTI cash award or scholarship for the same semester

Please complete the MTI Fellowship application here from November 1, 2020 - November 15, 2020 for Fall Fellowships (no late submissions accepted).