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MPH Program in Health Services

Admission: Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

(Students in the MPH Program in Health Services typically enroll 3 quarters per year.)


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used by the University of Washington in making its financial aid awards to students who are United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Most typically, our graduate students qualify for educational loans or for work-study. A few academically outstanding and financially needy under-represented students may also qualify for other forms of aid, such as partial tuition waivers. For priority consideration, applicants should submit the FAFSA before January 15. The FAFSA becomes available October 1.

Applicants can complete the FAFSA electronically. The address is:

Research assistant positions (and a few teaching assistant positions) are sometimes available, especially as students progress in their studies. These do not typically require financial need as established by submitting the FAFSA.

Typical Funding

Most students finance their studies with a combination of student loans and work opportunities on campus. Some students find research assistant (RA) positions, generally after the first two quarters of study. A few teaching assistant (TA) positions for a single quarter are also available. In terms of fellowships or scholarships, the School of Public Health offers up to six $10,000 Master's Fellowship Awards, and the MPH Program in Health Services offers one $5,000 HSEED award per year. Other sources of funding include a small number of awards associated with particular areas of study such as maternal and child health or tobacco studies.

International Applicants and Financial Aid

The University of Washington requires that international applicants be able to certify their financial ability before they can be admitted to the Graduate School. The total anticipated cost for each year of study is currently around $40,000. This is likely to continue to increase. Unfortunately, the Department of Health Services very seldom has assistance available for international students. Information can can also be requested by email from: