Master of Public Administration Cost and Aid

Evergreen's MPA program is one of the most affordable in the region.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Visit the Tuition and Fees page for current graduate tuition rates and deadlines. 

Visit Registration and Records for information about establishing or documenting residency. ​

Financial Aid

There are many ways for you to offset the cost of your degree, including scholarships, need-based grants, and loans. Full-time MPA students typically qualify for up to $20,500.00 in unsubsidized federal loans per academic year.  Find out how to apply for Financial Aid

Most aid is need-based and requires filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)eligible U.S. citizens or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) for eligible non-citizen Washington residents. Include Evergreen’s school code 008155

For financial aid purposes, 8 credits per quarter is considered full-time and 4 credits per quarter is part-time. To stay eligible for federal aid, you must take at least 4 credits per quarter.

Military, Veterans and Dependents

The Veteran's Resource Center will help you receive all the benefits you have earned through your service. Contact them directly for questions and support.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness 

If you go into public service, the federal government forgives student loans to recipients who work for at least 10 years in public service! Learn more about Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Scholarships and Sponsored Aid Awards

Applications for the 2024-25 academic year open Spring 2024.

We offer a variety of sponsored aid opportunities: tuition waivers, scholarships, and need-based or merit-based aid.

New students must submit their application to the program by the priority deadline of February 1st to be eligible for scholarships and sponsored aid.

Students must be admitted to the college and activate their new student account to access the scholarship portal, so it is critical that new students complete the application for admission prior to February 1st. 

To be considered for program sponsored aid, apply via the AwardSpring scholarship application portal using your Evergreen username and password.

Scholarship Opportunities

MPA Sponsored Aid Opportunities

Scholarship criteria and amounts

Alumni and Friends Fellowship

Amount: $2,000.00 to one recipient.

 

This award will be made to a program student who has a demonstrated commitment to community service. 

Financial need is considered and a FAFSA or WASFA application must be received by March 1st.

Application materials: Completed sponsored aid application and essay (250 words)
AmeriCorps Education Award

Amount: Varies with funding, but no more than one quarter of resident tuition. Maximum of nine recipients.
Demonstrated commitment to community service through one year or more of AmeriCorps service.

No FAFSA or WASFA application is required.

Application materials: Completed sponsored aid application, essay (250 words), letter of recommendation, and AmeriCorps service letter.
Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Amount: $6,500.00 each to two recipients.

Financial need is considered and a FAFSA or WASFA application must be received by March 1st.

 

Graduate Fellowship Trust

Amount: $1,303.00 each to four recipients.

 

Academic merit, financial need and commitment to continued intellectual and professional development.

Financial need is considered and a FAFSA or WASFA application must be received by March 1st.

Application materials: Completed sponsored aid application and essay (250 words).

Judge Carol Fuller Graduate Fellowship

Amount: $1,612.00 each to two recipients.

 

Awarded to a program student with past experience or future plans related to helping young children living in or near poverty conditions.

No FAFSA or WASFA required.

Application materials: Completed sponsored aid application and  essay (250 words).

Master of Public Administration Merit Award

Amount: $1,312.00 each to eight recipients.

 

One or more awards for program students who demonstrate academic excellence in their program application (new admits) or core coursework (continuing students).

No FAFSA or WASFA application required.

Application materials: Completed sponsored aid application.
Master of Public Administration Tribal Program Endowment

Amount: $3,100.00 distributed among one or more recipients.

Financial need is considered and a FAFSA or WASFA application must be received by March 1st.


Application materials: Completed sponsored aid application and essay (250 words).

Washington State Employee Tuition Waivers

 

 

 

 

Employees of Evergreen, other Washington state government agencies and public K-12 staff may be eligible for one or more tuition waiver programs offered by college. Information about eligibility criteria, restrictions and application process and materials is available through registering with a waiver.

Consult with program prior to applying. Spaces are limited and eligibility must be verified.

Learn more at https://www.evergreen.edu/registration/registering-waiver

 

Awards offered in even numbered admission years (next offered for students in 2024-25 Academic Year):

Sara Ann Bilezikian Sustainability Fellowship

Amount: Approximately $12,000.00 per year for two years and awarded to one applicant 2022-23/2023-24.

 

Two-year award made to a program student admitted in an even-numbered year who is studying sustainability.

No FAFSA or WASFA application is required.

Application materials: Completed sponsored aid application, essay (250 words), resume and letter of recommendation.

Senator John McCoy Scholarship

Amount: $1,000.00 per year for two years for one student enrolled in the Tribal Governance cohort.

 

This is a two-year award that is given in even-numbered years to a Tribal Governance cohort student whose pursuit of higher education connects with their desire to give back to their community.

No FAFSA or WASFA application is required.

Application materials: Completed sponsored aid application, resume and essay (250 words).

Soule Family Fellowship

Amount: $2,100.00 to one applicant.

 

Awarded every other year to a program student with a demonstrated commitment to students doing work in the area of environmental studies and/or public health.

Financial need is considered and a FAFSA or WASFA application must be received by March 1st.

Application materials: Completed sponsored aid application and essay (250 words).

Sue Crystal Memorial Fellowship

Amount: Awarded in Spring 2024.

 

 

Awarded in the Winter Quarter of even-numbered years to Tribal Governance cohort students with a demonstrated need of funding for their upcoming capstone project. Recipients must be in good academic standing.

No FAFSA or WAFSA application is required.

Application materials: Application process will be announced when this award is available. 
 

The following award is offered when funds are available to MPA Students:

Hearst Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Amount: Varies based on availability. Contact MPA with questions. 

 

 

First priority is given to Native American students in Master in Teaching program. For any remaining funds, American Indian, Alaska Native or other tribal affiliation, and commitment to the education of Native American youth and commitment to a Native American community.
 
No FAFSA or WASFA application required.

Application materials: Completed sponsored aid application and essay (250 words).

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