Tuition Assistance Scholarships and Awards

Tuition Assistance Award (TAA)

The Tuition Assistance Award (TAA) is a one-time, two-semester non-competitive award available to all students admitted to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Information Science program or to the ALA-accredited Master of Science (M.S.) in Library Science or  Master of Science in Information Science program, or to the Interdisciplinary IS Ph.D program. To be eligible for this award, students must be newly admitted to the programs specified, and have not yet taken a course in their respective program (see Caveat E below). Transfer students are also eligible for the TAA.  

All awards are for $1000 distributed $500 in each of the semesters respective to the application.  All awards are subject to minimum award requirements and availability of funds.  The TAA is subject to FAFSA award caps.

Minimum requirements:

a.       Student must be enrolled by the deadlines specified below – Late and incomplete award applications will not accepted, even in cases of late school application, and late enrollment

b.      Applications must use IS/INFO web application process

c.       Applications must be accompanied by a cover letter (explained on application page)

d.      Student must have an UG GPA of 3.0 minimum

e.       If transfer student, UG GPA must be 3.0 or higher

f.       If student is a transfer Graduate student, graduate GPA must be 3.2 or higher

g.      Student must enroll and complete half-time or more coursework in BOTH awarded semesters, and must remain in good academic standing BOTH semesters

h.      Student must complete an acceptance letter (explained in award letter)


a.       If student does not enroll or enrolls as less than half-time in first semester, student forfeits entire award

b.      If student does not enroll or enrolls as less than half-time in second semester, student forfeits entire award and must pay back first semester disbursement

c.       Awards are subject to funding and are not to be considered automatic upon application

d.      Award does not qualify student for in-state tuition

e.       Cohort students who begin the INFO program in summer may still receive the TAA for the following academic year providing they apply for the TAA by August15th.  For example, if the cohort student starts classes in summer of 2017, if the student applies for the TAA by August 15th the student is eligible for an award for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

Application periods are as follows:

  • For cohort students starting in summer 2016 or regular students starting in Fall 2016: June 1 – August 15 (awards paid out in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)

  • For students starting in Spring 2017: October 1 – December 15 (awards pay out in Spring 2017 and Summer 2017