The University of Illinois Board of Trustees has designated the MSPE Program as a cost recovery program. Because of this, the University of Illinois is not permitted to offer any financial aid to international students in the MSPE Program.
Since the MSPE Program is a cost recovery program, students are not eligible to receive tuition and fee waivers except statutory waivers. For example, MSPE students may not hold waiver-generating appointments (e.g. teaching, research, or graduate assistantships), receive stand-alone waivers, or receive employee waivers.