Financial Aid

Explore your fellowship options

O’Neill Online offers both quality and affordability. Check out your many options for financial assistance below, and feel free to contact us directly to work out a personalized plan to meet your needs. We want to make our program possible for you. 

O’Neill Online Fellowships

O’Neill Online offers generous fellowships through a competitive award process each admission cycle to newly admitted students. Fellowship awards recognize the significant academic achievement, professional experiences, and need of newly admitted students. 

Applying for fellowships

All MPA applicants who apply by our priority application deadline will automatically be considered for O'Neill Online Fellowships. Academic and professional achievements, recommendation letters, personal statement responses, and applicant need are among the factors considered when selecting fellowship recipients. Decisions are made based on how your overall credentials compare to those of other applicants in that current term. 

Award notifications

O’Neill Online Fellowship decisions are made independently from admission decisions — your admission notification will not be accompanied by an award offer. After each priority application deadline, we begin making fellowship decisions. You will be notified of your selection for an award about two weeks after the priority deadline closes.