- Tuition and fees for incoming, full-time (7-18 credits) MPH students per quarter for the 2018-2019 academic year are:
- $7,195 per quarter for Washington state residents.
- $12,322 per quarter for non-residents and international students.
- Tuition and fees can always be found on the Office of Planning and Budgeting website.
- Estimated student budgets can be found on the UW Financial Aid website.
- Note: concurrent students pay the higher tuition of the two programs in which they are enrolled.
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. The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) is a great resource that 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.
Financial Assistance for International Students
The International Student Services office has information for international students looking to study at the UW.
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). Applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid and funding when completing their application. Applicants can file beginning October 1; the UW's priority filing date is January 15. 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 (if already enrolled).
- 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.
Research Assistant (RA), Teaching Assistant (TA), and Staff Assistant (SA) positions, also known as Academic Student Employee (ASE) positions are jobs that often provide tuition waivers in addition to insurance and monthly stipends. The positions are generally for 10 to 20 hours of work per week and can be year-long or quarterly in duration. TA positions offered by the Department of Global Health will be sent out a quarter in advance via email. RA positions are posted as they become available. Global Health appointments are rare, however, Global Health 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. More information below.
Graduate School Information on Assistantships (information on assistantships)
UW Hires (job listings; select Academic Student Employee in the category box)
DGH MPH Student Resource Blog (see RA/TA/SA and Job Opportunities in Categories)
Fellowship funding does not have work attached and can range in amount of funding. The below fellowships support student costs for tuition and travel.
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
International Research and Study Fellowships: Chester Fritz and Boeing International endowments: These one-quarter grants provide support to UW graduate students doing international research or study. Successful applicants are awarded either a Chester Fritz Fellowship or a Boeing International Fellowship. The fellowships are available to fund research and/or study periods of one quarter (three full months) Awardees will receive a stipend of $2,400 per month, and paid health insurance (GAIP). During the quarter of their award, fellows are required to register for an independent learning program through UW Study Abroad. The program fee is covered by this fellowship. No extra money is included for airfare. Deadline to apply: early February.
Department of Global Health Fellowships: The Department of Global Health Fellowships provide financial assistance to graduate students, professional students, and medical residents at the University of Washington to help support fieldwork experience in global health. The Department of Global Health Fellowships are managed by the Global Health Resource Center. Grants are up to $4,000 and support room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance and/or supplies. Deadline to apply: mid-March.
The Jackson School offers a number of funding opportunities. These include scholarships available through the Jackson School and individual Jackson School programs.