Student Resources


Financial Aid and Scholarships

The SJSU School of Information offers generous scholarships to both new students and continuing students enrolled in its Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Archives and Records Administration, or MS in Informatics program. Eligible students may apply for 40 different scholarships with funds totaling more than $60,000. Additional scholarships are also available from San José State University and other agencies.


Student Assistantships

Graduate students admitted for the MLIS or MARA degree programs at the San José State University (SJSU) School of Information are eligible each semester for a variety of paid student assistantships that involve working with faculty and staff on different projects. Some examples of projects and tasks that student assistants have worked on include:


Technology Support

Our school’s online learning environment includes a wide array of emerging technology, enabling SJSU iSchool students and faculty to interact and collaborate, regardless of their geographic location. We invite you to browse this section of our website, which provides information regarding the technology we currently use in our programs.


Complimentary Student Memberships In Professional Associations

We believe membership in professional associations will enhance your understanding of the profession and the issues it faces, which is part of the content of INFO 200, MARA 200 and INFM 200. It also encourages connections between the associations and our students.


All MLIS students in INFO 200 are given a complimentary (free!) one-year membership in one of the following professional associations:


Student Groups

Graduate students at the San José State University School of Information are encouraged to get involved in the student chapters of professional associations. It’s a great way to meet peers, gain experience for resume building, and network.


World Languages

As a joint venture of the School of Information and the Department of World Languages and Literatures we are happy to offer Beginning Spanish in fall 2019. The classes can only be offered in Special Session.