Tuition & Fees

Receive a top-ranked education at an affordable price

Value is important whether you’re studying online or on campus, and O’Neill’s reasonable tuition and financial aid options allow you to receive a top-ranked  education at an affordable price.

Prior professional experience tuition savings

MPA students can receive credit for three to six hours of course work—or more, in rare cases—for prior professional experience or service in the military, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or Teach for America. That can translate to tuition savings of more than $3,700 for Indiana residents or $7,700 for nonresidents.  

Students with significant senior level management experience in public affairs (including military service) may qualify for up to nine hours of credit for professional experience, which translates to a potential savings of more than $5,700 for Indiana residents or $11,700 for nonresidents.


O’Neill Online 2023-24 tuition for the MPA and certificates is:

  • $687.90/credit hour for Indiana residents and qualifying military/veteran students
  • $1,404.00/credit hour for non-residents

Most courses are three credit hours. Students typically enroll in one or two courses (three to six credit hours) per semester or summer session.

All fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Trustees of Indiana University.

Estimated costs for one three-credit-hour course, 2023-24

Indiana residentsNon-residents
Tuition and Fees $2,064$4,212

Total MPA Program Tuition Cost, 2023-24

Indiana residentsNon-residents
Standard Tuition$33,019$67,392
Three PPE Credit Reduction$30,956$63,180
Six PPE Credit Reduction$28,892$58,968
Nine PPE Credit Reduction$26,828$54,756