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Funding information will be provided at the time of admission or shortly thereafter.

There are a variety of ways to help fund your graduate program. The UNC Graduate School offers a list of funding resources.

Scholarships and assistantships offered from the program likely will not cover the full tuition cost, so students might consider looking into government loans if they can’t cover the cost themselves. The FAFSA is a federal government form that helps determine eligibility for student aid. If you plan to utilize loans for graduate school, you will want to file the FAFSA during the application process and ensure that you enroll in the minimum number of graduate credits to stay eligible for government loans.

The UNC MPA program charges tuition based on where a student’s primary residency is established. This is true whether students plan to pursue the on-campus or online format.  Please visit NC-RDS for more information on North Carolina residency eligibility.

For the academic year ’24-’25, North Carolina residents have an estimated cost of tuition and fees of $682.27 per credit with a semester max of $6,140.43.  Non-residents have an estimated cost of tuition and fees of $1,718.77 per credit with a semester max of  $15,468.93 per semester. 

Program funding is available. Applicants are automatically considered for these funding opportunities when they apply for admission.

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