MPA Estimated Cost
**NOTE: ALL Tuition Rates Pending Board of Trustees Approval.**
Evergreen's MPA program is one of the most affordable MPA programs in the Northwest and in the country.
With tuition and fees for Washington State residents at two-thirds or less of the cost of our Northwest competitors, Evergreen is a bargain for residents.
And, with a full-time cost of attendance per year ranging from $20,931 to $33,411 (depending on residency), for residents and non-residents alike we are on the low end or below the average annual cost of graduate school (which is $28,400 to $52,200 according to The Chronicle of Higher Education).
Here's another way to look at it: The MPA degree requires completion of a total of 60 graduate credits, as described on the MPA Program Overview page. To complete the 60 credits, for tuition and fees resident students can expect to pay a total of approximately $16-17,000 and non-residents can expect to pay $40-42,000.
Full-time MPA students must take a minimum of 8 graduate credits per quarter. Part time students take a minimum of 6 credits per quarter, to complete Core coursework during their first 2 years.
Please see below to determine your estimated costs of attending Evergreen. Current tuition rates and fee rates can be found on the Student Accounts webpage. Note: The Washington State Legislature and the Evergreen Board of Trustees set the rate of tuition annually. Tuition is subject to change without notice. The rates below are the estimated costs for an academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters only).
2014-15 Tuition and Fees - Washington Residents
$290.70 per credit, $6,978 per year, at 8 credits per quarter
2014-2015 Tuition and Fees - Non-Washington Residents
$696.10 per credit, $16,707 per year, at 8 credits per quarter
Please see Evergreen's Tuition Rates webpage for more information
Cost of Attendance
The cost of attending Evergreen is more than just tuition. You also need to factor in items such as books, transport, and housing. Your financial aid package is based on the cost of attendance, which can vary based on the number of credits you take. For example, an MPA student taking 8 credits per quarter will have a cost of attendance as indicated below. Depending on your situation, you can also
Check for additional fees and costs and don't forget to factor in books, lodging and transportation too!
|Estimated Cost of Attendance*
|*All amounts are estimates from the previous year and may be greater or smaller in reality|
|Loan Fees (only if taking out loans)||$216||$216||$216||$216|
|Room & Board||$9,492||$9,492||$9,492||$9,492|
Residency Status for Tuition and Fees
Specific questions regarding residency should be directed to the Registration and Records staff. You can contact Registration at (360) 867-6180 or via email. General residency information is available at Registration and Records.