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]

Spring 2020

The fellowship for MSTM students will be $700.

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)

  • Have not received more than three prior MTI fellowships

Starting in Spring 2020, Certificate students will no longer be eligible for MTI fellowships. 

Fall 2020 onwards

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