MPA Costs and Financial Aid
See detailed tuition and fee information and calculate your tuition costs.
To stay eligible for federal aid, you must take at least 4 credits per quarter. For financial aid purposes:
- Full-time = 8 credits per quarter
- Part-time = 4 credits per quarter
Full-time MPA students typically qualify for up to $20,500 in unsubsidized federal loans per academic year. Find out how to apply for federal student aid or other student loans on the Financial Aid website.
We offer a variety of tuition waivers, scholarships, work-study, and other types of aid, including both need-based and merit-based aid.
- For any aid sponsored by the MPA program, you must submit an MPA Sponsored Aid Application online. The application is now available. The MPA Sponsored Aid Application is due Thursday, April 01, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Each type of aid has its own submission criteria; read the award pages to see what you'll need to complete your application.
- For need-based aid, you also must submit your FAFSA before February 1 each year (Allow 3-5 days prior for processing!)