Cost & Financial Aid

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Tuition and Fees

The total credit-hour requirement for the MPA program is 48 credit hours. 
ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition* 
(per semester; four 3-credit courses)
$6,314$15,840
Mandatory Fees**
(per semester)
$819$819
Total Tuition & Fees Cost
(2 years or 48 credit hours)
$28,532$66,636
* Based on 2022-23 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair & Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transportation, and an O'Neill Program Fee.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(average rent for an apartment or house off-campus)
$700-$900$8,400-$10,800
Food
(average cost for groceries, dining out, and food delivery)
$280$3,360
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
$14.50$174
Fuel and Auto Insurance
(optional)
$200$2,400
Ride Sharing
(optional)
$30$360
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,449.50$17,394

Total Costs

Total Cost to Attend O'NeillResidentNon-Resident
(48 credit hours, mandatory fees, and estimated average living expenses for two years)$63,320$101,424

Tuition and Fees

The total credit-hour requirement for the MSES program is 48 credit hours.
ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition* 
(per semester; four 3-credit courses)
$6,314$15,840
Mandatory Fees**
(per semester)
$819$819
Total Tuition & Fees Cost
(2 years or 48 credit hours)
$28,532$66,636
* Based on 2022-23 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair & Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transportation and an O'Neill Program Fee.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(average rent for an apartment or house off-campus)
$700-$900$8,400-$10,800
Food
(average cost for groceries, dining out, and food delivery)
$280$3,360
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
$14.50$174
Fuel and Auto Insurance
(optional)
$200$2,400
Ride Sharing
(optional)
$30$360
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,449.50$17,394

Total Costs

Total Cost to Attend O'NeillResidentNon-Resident
(48 credit hours, mandatory fees, and estimated average living expenses for two years)$63,320$101,424

Tuition and Fees

The total credit-hour requirement for the MPA-MSES program is 60 credit hours.
ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition* 
(per semester; four 3-credit courses)
$6,314$15,840
Mandatory Fees**
(per semester)
$819$819
Total Tuition & Fees Cost
(2.5 years or 60 credit hours)
$35,665$83,295
* Based on 2022-23 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair & Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transportation and an O'Neill Program Fee.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(average rent for an apartment or house off-campus)
$700-$900$8,400-$10,800
Food
(average cost for groceries, dining out, and food delivery)
$280$3,360
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
$14.50$174
Fuel and Auto Insurance
(optional)
$200$2,400
Ride Sharing
(optional)
$30$360
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,449.50$17,394

Total Costs

Total Cost to Attend O'NeillResidentNon-Resident
(60 credit hours, mandatory fees, and estimated average living expenses for 2.5 years)$79,150$126,780

Tuition and Fees

The total credit-hour requirement for the MES program is 36 credit hours.
ResidentNon-Resident
Summer Tuition* 
(two 3-credit courses)
$3,157$7,920
Summer Mandatory Fees**$550$550
Semester Tuition*
(per fall and spring semester; five 3-credit courses)
$7,893$19,800
Mandatory Fees**
(per fall and spring semester)
$819$819
Total Tuition & Fees Cost
(36 credit hours)
$21,131$49,708
* Based on 2022-23 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair & Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transportation, and an O'Neill Program Fee.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(average rent for an apartment or house off-campus)
$700-$900$8,400-$10,800
Food
(average cost for groceries, dining out, and food delivery)
$280$3,360
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
$14.50$174
Fuel and Auto Insurance
(optional)
$200$2,400
Ride Sharing
(optional)
$30$360
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,449.50$17,394

Total Costs

Total Cost to Attend O'NeillResidentNon-Resident
(36 credit hours, mandatory fees, and estimated living expenses for one year)$38,525$67,102

Tuition and Fees

The total credit-hour requirement for the MSHM program is 36 credit hours.
ResidentNon-Resident
Summer Tuition* 
(10.5 credit hours)
$7,608$14,476
Summer Mandatory Fees**$700$700
Fall Semester Tuition*
(15 credit hours)
$10,868$20,680
Fall Mandatory Fees**$1,019$1,019
Spring Semester Tuition*
(10.5 credit hours)
$7,608$14,476
Spring Mandatory Fees**$1,019$1,019
Total Tuition & Fees Cost
(36 credit hours)
$28,822$52,370
* Based on 2022-23 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair & Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transportation, O'Neill Program Fee, Orientation Fee, and Course Fees.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(average rent for an apartment or house off-campus)
$700-$900$8,400-$10,800
Food
(average cost for groceries, dining out, and food delivery)
$280$3,360
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
$14.50$174
Fuel and Auto Insurance
(optional)
$200$2,400
Ride Sharing
(optional)
$30$360
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,449.50$17,394

Total Costs

Total Cost to AttendResidentNon-Resident
(36 credit hours, mandatory fees, and estimated living expenses for one year)$46,216$69,764

Tuition and Fees

The total credit-hour requirement for the MIA program is 36 credit hours.
ResidentNon-Resident
Summer Tuition* 
(two 3-credit courses)
$3,157$7,920
Summer Mandatory Fees**$550$550
Semester Tuition*
(per fall and spring semester; five 3-credit courses)
$7,893$19,800
Mandatory Fees**
(per fall and spring semester)
$819$819
Total Tuition & Fees Cost
(36 credit hours)
$21,131$49,708
* Based on 2022-23 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair & Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transportation, and an O'Neill Program Fee.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(average rent for an apartment or house off-campus)
$700-$900$8,400-$10,800
Food
(average cost for groceries, dining out, and food delivery)
$280$3,360
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
$14.50$174
Fuel and Auto Insurance
(optional)
$200$2,400
Ride Sharing
(optional)
$30$360
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,449.50$17,394

Total Costs

Total Cost to Attend O'NeillResidentNon-Resident
(36 credit hours, mandatory fees, and estimated living expenses for one year)$38,525$67,102

Tuition and Fees

The total credit-hour requirement for the MAAA program is 45 credit hours.
ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition* 
(per semester; five 3-credit courses)
$6,413$19,800
Mandatory Fees**
(per semester)
$819$819
Total Tuition Cost
(3 semesters or 45 credit hours)
$21,696$61,857
* Based on 2022-23 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair & Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transportation, and an O'Neill Program Fee.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(average rent for an apartment or house off-campus)
$700-$900$8,400-$10,800
Food
(average cost for groceries, dining out, and food delivery)
$280$3,360
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
$14.50$174
Fuel and Auto Insurance
(optional)
$200$2,400
Ride Sharing
(optional)
$30$360
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,449.50$17,394

Total Costs

 Total Cost to Attend O'NeillResidentNon-Resident
(45 credit hours, mandatory fees, and estimated living expenses for 1.5 years)$47,787$87,948

Tuition and Fees

The total credit-hour requirement for the MAAA-MPA program is 63 credit hours. Three semesters may be assessed at MPA tuition rates, and two semesters may be assessed at MAAA tuition rates or vice versa. Tuition rates may change depending on student course selection. 
ResidentNon-Resident
MAAA Tuition* 
(per semester charged at MAAA rate; four 3-credit courses)
$5,130$15,840
MPA Tuition* 
(per semester charged at MPA rate; four 3-credit courses)
$6,314$15,840
Mandatory Fees**
(per semester)
$819$819
Summer Tuition*$1,579$3,960
Summer Mandatory Fees**$218$218
Total Tuition Cost***
(may vary depending on course selection)
$35,094$87,473
* Based on 2022-23 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair and Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transportation, and an O'Neill Program Fee
*** Assessed with three semesters of MPA tuition and two semesters of MAAA tuition.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(average rent for an apartment or house off-campus)
$700-$900$8,400-$10,800
Food
(average cost for groceries, dining out, and food delivery)
$280$3,360
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
$14.50$174
Fuel and Auto Insurance
(optional)
$200$2,400
Ride Sharing
(optional)
$30$360
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,449.50$17,394

Total Costs

Total Cost to Attend O'NeillResidentNon-Resident
(63 credit hours total, mandatory fees, and estimated average living expenses for 2.5 years)$78,579*
$130,958*
*Assessed with three semesters of MPA tuition and two semesters of MAAA tuition.

 

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