MPA students are eligible for the following types of scholarships. Award recipients generally must maintain full-time status. Applicants do not directly apply for these awards but are nominated by the Admissions Committee as a part of the review process. Students seeking financial aid are encouraged to apply early in the admissions cycle.
- Dean’s Scholarship: Graduate students in Professional Master’s degree programs may be considered for Dean’s Scholarship awards. Nominations are limited to the top applicants. The award is for the duration of the program and provides a 1/3 tuition discount to full-time students or a 1/4 tuition discount to part-time students.
- Graduate Student Scholarships (GSS): These scholarships provide a predetermined tuition discount by awarding a specific number of graduate semester hours in free tuition. There is no work requirement.
- AmeriCorps Scholarships: Up to five scholarships annually will be awarded to AmeriCorps alumni who enroll in one of our masters programs full-time. Each scholarship covers tuition for three semester credits (most courses are three-credits). In addition, the application fee is waived for all AmeriCorps alumni.
- Public Policy and International Affairs Scholarships: The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs is a proud member of the PPIA Program. Alumni of the PPIA Junior Summer Institute who are admitted to the School are entitled to a $5,000 scholarship and will have their application fee waived.
Additional Scholarships/Financial Aid Resources
- Double Husky Scholarship: All NU graduates are eligible to receive a 25% Tuition Scholarship to attend a masters program on a full-time basis. Visit the Double Husky Information Page for additional information on this program.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Graduate Fellowship: The MLK Jr. Graduate Fellowships are administered through the African-American Institute. These awards are offered annually to African-American students in full-time graduate programs as long as the student demonstrates satisfactory academic progress and financial need as determined by Student Financial Services. Applicants must complete the financial aid process, as well as an application available from the African-American Institute.
- Veterans Programs: In addition to standard VA benefits, veterans may be eligible for additional financial aid through Northeastern. Veterans who have 100% eligibility under the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) are eligible for additional aid through the Yellow Ribbon Program, which makes up the difference between the NU tuition and the Chapter 33 benefit. Northeastern has invested $2 million in the Yellow Ribbon Program which is also matched by the VA. For more information visit the Yellow Ribbon Program and Veteran enrollment page.
The School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs is housed within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. When looking up the rates for tuition and fees on Northeastern University’s tuition page, refer to the rates for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.
For more information on other financial aid and tuition go to Northeastern’s page for Cost and Financial Aid for Graduate Studies.