- MHA Degree: Course fees are assessed on a per-credit basis. The fee tiers are outlined in the Worksheet of Estimated MHA Program Expenses.
- Concurrent Degree: Anyone interested in pursuing a concurrent degree program should consult with the MHA Program to clarify the relevant tuition/course fee structure. Additional tuition/course fees will apply.
All fees (including course fees) and credit loads are subject to change.
Course fee increases are expected each autumn quarter and will affect both incoming and continuing students.
In addition to course fees, students are responsible for quarterly expenses such as textbooks and reading packets, other course-related software or supplies, and UW-designated fees associated with registration, the student fitness center (IMA), and technology support.
Because the MHA tuition is assessed on a per-credit basis, each quarter's total course fees vary according to actual credit load.
Each quarter's course fees are due, in full, at the time of registration and may be paid by credit card, check, a third-party payer, or financial aid. Specific details and instructions regarding registration, tuition payment, and related fees and deadlines are distributed by the MHA Program staff, typically 4-6 weeks in advance of each quarter.
Students enrolled in fee-based programs are subject to specific financial aid rules.
Federal Aid: MHA students are eligible for federal financial aid. For information on federal financial aid, how to apply (FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid), applicable deadlines, etc., please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) website at http://www.washington.edu/students/osfa/graduate
Direct financial aid questions to OSFA (firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-543-6101.)
Tuition Exemptions and Other Aid: MHA students are not eligible for aid funded by state tuition revenue. These include the tuition exemption program for UW and WA State employees, the Graduate University Grant, and institutional tuition waivers, such as the Graduate and Professional Student Waiver of the differential between resident and nonresident tuition (expected to be discontinued for all students in 2012).
Other Sources of Support
Grants and Funding Information Service (GFIS): Located in Suzzallo
Library, GFIS assists UW graduate students in their search for information
about financial opportunities available outside the University of
Washington. Contact GFIS at:
Grants and Funding Information Service
Assistantships: Assistantship opportunities are plentiful across the UW campus, with many available in the Department of Health Services where the MHA Program is housed. MHA students can apply for assistantships for which they are qualified even if they are not housed in the department. When you have found an assistantship of interest to you, check with the hiring unit to determine whether fee-based students are eligible.
Please note that even when fee-based students are eligible for a particular assistantship, it is possible that the applicable tuition waiver will not cover 100% of the MHA course fees due to variable tuition rates between programs across campus.
If you have located an assistantship you wish to pursue, contact the MHA Program for guidance.