Benefits of the SFS Program

  • Tuition and fees (excluding items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Annual stipend (undergraduate: $22,500, and graduate: $34,000)
  • Annual book allowance of up to $2,000 per academic year
  • A health insurance reimbursement allowance up to $3,000 per year
  • A professional development allowance of up to $4,000 per year for SFS job fair, travel, professional certification etc.
  • Expertise in a growing professional field.
  • Research experience with cybersecurity experts.
  • Internships and mentoring in a federal government and/or national laboratory setting. Students who receive a scholarship are required to participate in the internship program after the first year during the summer term. Students will receive assistance in finding an internship position.
  • Guidance from an ACES advisor. Students and advisors will periodically have one-on-one meetings.
  • Opportunities to compete in regional and national cybersecurity competitions.
  • Assistance with placement in a federal agency or laboratory upon graduating.