Applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid and funding when completing their application. 


The MPH program does not have funding to offer the majority of entering students. Tuition waivers are available on a case-by-case basis to incoming students from underrepresented U.S. populations and to students from low and middle income countries. Eligible students will be contacted when, and if, funding becomes available.

Searching for Funding at the UW

  • Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) - GFIS works with current and admitted UW graduate students, helping them identify and locate funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses including tuition, research, conference and research travel.

Research/Teaching/Staff Assistantships

Students often have success securing positions in disciplines where they have prior education and/or training. For example, having an undergraduate degree in Psychology could help secure a TA position job in an undergraduate Psychology course.


  • Graduate School Listing of Fellowships

  • FLAS Fellowships: Awards provide financial support for students wanting to acquire foreign language skills. This fellowship is ideal for students in their second year of study as many of the fellowships require intensive language courses which conflict with core first year MPH coursework. Fellows receive:

    • Academic Year Graduate: US$18,000 tuition, US$15,000 living stipend

    • Academic Year Undergraduate: US$10,000 tuition,US$5,000 living stipend

    • Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: US$5,000 tuition,US$2,500 living stipend

Travel grants for thesis and practicum

  • Multiple department-managed travel grants for academic work are available for current students.  Grants are up to $4,000 and support room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance and/or supplies.

Financial Aid

The UW Office of Student Financial Aid prepares financial aid packages for admitted students. To receive a financial aid package, applicants must complete the FAFSA and have results sent to the UW (school code 003798). For 2017-2018 aid, applicants can file beginning October 1, 2016; the UW's priority filing date is January 15, 2017.  In order to qualify for financial aid, applicants must have completed the FAFSA and:

  • be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen.
  • be admitted to the University in an approved degree or certificate program (review your options for aid if you are a non-matriculated student).
  • be registered with the Selective Service (if required).
  • be making satisfactory academic progress (according to the Office of Financial Aid) towards a degree.
  • provide financial information as required.

Applicants are not eligible for financial aid if they:

  • are in default on a previous student loan or owe a repayment on a grant or loan for which you were not eligible.
  • have loans in excess of the aggregate limits of the aid programs.
  • become disqualified based on a conviction for a drug-related offense while you were enrolled in school and receiving federal student aid.