School of Information Systems and Management

SME Solutions Group Certificate Reimbursement Scholarship

SME Solutions

Sponsored by SME Solutions

With the goal of helping our students in their efforts to acquire professionally marketable knowledge and skills, the department has developed a certification exam support program that refunds the costs of relevant certification exams for students in the department's degree programs. This fund is made possible by the generous support of our local industry partners. Exam support is on a first-come-first-serve basis while funds last. Availability of funds may be inquired from the department front office.

To ensure that the limited available funds are used judiciously, the award requires that all the following conditions be met. Students are often very creative in making the case for support (and rightly so!), therefore the department reserves the right to update these conditions retro-actively as new information becomes available. If in doubt, please confirm with Megan Gorell at before taking the certification exam.

  • The student's primary major at the time of taking the exam is from the Information Systems Decision Sciences department (currently Business Analytics & Information Systems and Management)
  • The certificate is included in the list of certificates below. If not, the certificate must be directly related to the academic program and be approved by the program's academic director prior to taking the exam
  • The student uses his/ her USF email address and affiliation to register for the exam
  • The registration fee takes the benefits of all academic discounts (only the academic price for the certification exam will be awarded)
  • The student passes the certificate examination

Students MUST register for the exam with their USF email address and forward the documents below to

Certificate Reimbursement Form

W-8BEN Form

W-9 Form

Currently, the following certificates are covered by the certification exam support program.

SME Solutions