Cost & Financial Aid

Graduate education is an investment in yourself, your career, and your future

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs is a top-ranked school and an affordable option. All of our programs provide a top-notch education at a reasonable tuition rate per credit hour.

 

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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)
$6,190$15,225
Mandatory Fees**
(per semester)
$804$804
Total Tuition & Fees Cost
(2 years or 48 credit hours)
$27,976$64,116
* Based on 2020-21 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair & Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transporatation, and an O'Neill Program Fee.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(one bedroom apartment off-campus)
$600-$800$7,200-$9,600
Food
(average of USDA low-cost eating)
$220$2,640
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
Up to $14$168
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,059$12,708

Total Costs

Total Cost to Attend O'NeillResidentNon-Resident
(48 credit hours, mandatory fees, and estimated average living expenses for two years)$53,392$89,532

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Funding

Our graduate students finance their education through merit-based awards, assistantships, fellowships, volunteer benefits, grants, and need-based assistance.

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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)
$6,190$15,225
Mandatory Fees**
(per semester)
$804$804
Total Tuition & Fees Cost
(2 years or 48 credit hours)
$27,976$64,116
* Based on 2020-2021 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair & Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transportation and an O'Neill Program Fee.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(one bedroom apartment off-campus)
$600-$800$7,200-$9,600
Food
(average of USDA low-cost eating)
$220$2,640
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
Up to $14$168
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,059$12,708

Total Costs

Total Cost to Attend O'NeillResidentNon-Resident
(48 credit hours, mandatory fees, and estimated average living expenses for two years)$53,392$89,532

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Utilize the MoneySmarts Cost Calculator to calculate your costs for the semester, based on how many credit hours you plan to take for a particular semester.

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Funding

Our graduate students finance their education through merit-based awards, assistantships, fellowships, volunteer benefits, grants, and need-based assistance.

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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)
$6,190$15,225
Mandatory Fees**
(per semester)
$804$804
Total Tuition & Fees Cost
(2.5 years or 60 credit hours)
$34,970$80,145
* Based on 2020-2021 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair & Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transportation and an O'Neill Program Fee.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(one bedroom apartment off-campus)
$600-$800$7,200-$9,600
Food
(average of USDA low-cost eating)
$220$2,640
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
Up to $14$168
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,059$12,708

Total Costs

Total Cost to Attend O'NeillResidentNon-Resident
(60 credit hours, mandatory fees, and estimated average living expenses for 2.5 years)$66,740$111,915

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Funding

Our graduate students finance their education through merit-based awards, assistantships, fellowships, volunteer benefits, grants, and need-based assistance.

Learn about merit-based awards, assistantships, and fellowships

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Tuition and Fees

The total credit-hour requirement for the MES program is 36 credit hours.
ResidentNon-Resident
Summer Tuition* 
(two 3-credit courses)
$3,095$7,613
Summer Mandatory Fees**$518$518
Semester Tuition*
(per fall and spring semester; five 3-credit courses)
$7,738$19,032
Mandatory Fees**
(per fall and spring semester)
$804$804
Total Tuition & Fees Cost
(36 credit hours)
$20,697$47,803
* Based on 2020-21 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair & Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transportation, and an O'Neill Program Fee.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(one bedroom apartment off-campus)
$600-$800$7,200-$9,600
Food
(average of USDA low-cost eating)
$220$2,640
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
Up to $14$168
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,059$12,708

Total Costs

Total Cost to Attend O'NeillResidentNon-Resident
(36 credit hours, mandatory fees, and estimated living expenses for one year)$33,405$60,511

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Funding

Our graduate students finance their education through merit-based awards, assistantships, fellowships, volunteer benefits, grants, and need-based assistance.

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Tuition and Fees

The total credit-hour requirement for the MSHM program is 36 credit hours.
ResidentNon-Resident
Summer Tuition* 
(two 3-credit courses)
$4,262$7,951
Summer Mandatory Fees**$469$469
Fall Semester Tuition*
(13.5 credit hours; 3 online)
$9,589$17,890
Fall Mandatory Fees**$1,094$1,094
Spring Semester Tuition*
(16.5 credit hours; 6 online)
$11,720$21,865
Spring Mandatory Fees**$1,184$1,184
Total Tuition & Fees Cost
(36 credit hours)
$28,319$50,453
* Based on 2020-21 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair & Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transportation, O'Neill Program Fee, Health Care Leadership Fee, Capstone Fee, and Distance Education Fees for online coursework.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(one bedroom apartment off-campus)
$600-$800$7,200-$9,600
Food
(average of USDA low-cost eating)
$220$2,640
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
Up to $14$168
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,059$12,708

Total Costs

Total Cost to AttendResidentNon-Resident
(36 credit hours, mandatory fees, and estimated living expenses for one year)$41,027$63,161

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Utilize the MoneySmarts cost calculator to calculate your costs for the semester, based on how many credit hours you plan to take for a particular semester.

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Funding

Our graduate students finance their education through merit-based awards, assistantships, fellowships, volunteer benefits, grants, and need-based assistance.

Learn about merit-based awards, assistantships, and fellowships

 Find other funding opportunities

Apply for need-based assistance

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)
$6,287$19,032
Mandatory Fees**
(per semester)
$804$804
Total Tuition Cost
(3 semesters or 45 credit hours)
$21,273$59,508
* Based on 2020-21 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair & Rehabilitation, Student Health, Transportation, Technology, and O'Neill Program Fee.

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(one bedroom apartment off-campus)
$600-$800$7,200-$9,600
Food
(average of USDA low-cost eating)
$220$2,640
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
Up to $14$168
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,059$12,708

Total Costs

 Total Cost to Attend O'NeillResidentNon-Resident
(45 credit hours, mandatory fees, and estimated living expenses for 1.5 years)$40,335$78,570

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Funding

Our graduate students finance their education through merit-based awards, assistantships, fellowships, and need-based assistance.

Learn about merit-based awards, assistantships, and fellowships

Find other funding opportunities

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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)
$5,030$15,225
MPA Tuition* 
(per semester charged at MPA rate; four 3-credit courses)
$6,190$15,225
Mandatory Fees**
(per semester)
$804$804
Total Tuition Cost
(may vary depending on course selection)
$31,650
*assessed with 3 semesters of MPA tuition and 2 semesters of MAAA tuition.
$80,145
* Based on 2020-21 rates
** Mandatory Fees include Activity, Repair and Rehabilitation, Student Health, Technology, Transportation, and an O'Neill Program Fee

Estimated Living Expenses

Monthly CostsYearly Costs
Housing 
(one bedroom apartment off-campus)
$600-$800$7,200-$9,600
Food
(average of USDA low-cost eating)
$220$2,640
Utilities
(varies based on personal preferences)
$100-$150$1,200-$1,800
Campus Parking Permit
(optional)
Up to $14$168
Total Living Cost
(average)
$1,059$12,708

Total Costs

Total Cost to Attend O'NeillResidentNon-Resident
(63 credit hours total, mandatory fees, and estimated average living expenses for 2.5 years)$64,420
*assessed with 3 semesters of MPA tuition and 2 semesters of MAAA tuition.
$111,915

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Utilize the MoneySmarts cost calculator to calculate your costs for the semester, based on how many credit hours you plan to take for a particular semester.

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Funding

Our graduate students finance their education through merit-based awards, assistantships, fellowships, and need-based assistance.

Learn about merit-based awards, assistantships, and fellowships

Find other funding opportunities

Apply for need-based assistance

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Bloomington has all of the features of a great college town. Living on a student budget is made easy with many affordable living, dining, and recreation options. The cost of living is below the national average, so you can live comfortably and enjoy all that Bloomington has to offer!