Financial Aid


Private vs. Federal Loans for MPA Programs

Many students in graduate programs, including Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs, use financial aid to cover the cost of earning their degrees. Loans are typically a major component of financial aid for graduate studies. The terms and conditions of loans can vary widely, so it is important for students to understand all of the loan options available....

Navigating the FAFSA

If you’re like most graduate students, you will need some type of financial aid in order to pay for school. Many graduate students turn to the U.S. Department of Education to help fund their education through Federal Direct Loans and Federal Graduate PLUS loan programs...

Scholarship Resources for MPA Degree Candidates

There are a variety of resources available from federal, university, and private sources to help fund your MPA degree. Eligible students can be considered for student loans to cover tuition and some living expenses while enrolled in the MPA@UNC program. To be considered for federal student loans...