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Costs & Financial Aid

Graduate Program in Survey Research (Masters and Certificate)

$825 per credit, all-inclusive; one 3-credit class = $2,475

The cost is the same for Connecticut residents, non-Connecticut residents, and international students

Please refer to the Bursar’s Office for payment plans and deadlines.

The Graduate Program in Survey Research does not provide any financial scholarships or tuition waivers such as Graduate Assistantships.

Most students fund their courses and education in the following ways:

  • Employer support: If a student is currently working, depending on the benefits, some organizations have tuition reimbursements programs to offer their employees. Your Human Resources Department can tell you if this is a benefit in your organization.
  • Military tuition waiver: Some of our students receive tuition reimbursement as part of their veterans benefits.
  • Self-Funding: Many students self-fund the program costs. There are also payment plans available with the Bursar’s Office.
  • Federal Educational Loans: If a student is matriculated into a program they may be eligible for federal educational loans. The Student Financial Aid Office is the best resource for this option. Please note that Graduate Certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid.
  • Alternative Loans (private financing)

Graduate Certificate Programs

Survey Research // Leadership and Public Management // Nonprofit Leadership

$825 per credit, all-inclusive; one 3-credit class = $2,475

The cost is the same for Connecticut residents, non-Connecticut residents, and international students.

Public Financial Management

Please visit the Bursar’s Office website for the tuition and fees schedule.


MPA and MPP Programs

Please visit the Bursar’s Office website for the tuition and fees schedule.

Graduate Assistantships

The MPA and MPP Programs offer, on a competitive basis, several Graduate Assistantships each year to incoming full-time Masters students. Graduate Assistants receive a full tuition waiver, a stipend, and are eligible for health benefits. There is no separate form required to apply.  To be considered for an assistantship, simply select the option on your application.

Assistantship offers are made at the time of the February 15 application deadline and continue until all positions are filled.

Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) Program

The Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) Program is available to MPA and MPP students with at least 18 credits of courses in progress (typically a second year Masters student).  Most the second year students have received financial support through this unique program. Students in the IPP program receive a full tuition scholarship, stipend of about $11,000 and medical benefits through the University’s Human Resources Department.  Unlike traditional internships completed during the summer, students in the IPP program work with an organization for an entire academic year (August-May).  Students gain meaningful managerial and analytic work experience in an organizational setting.  Since the program lasts throughout the academic year, organizations can assign interns significant work objectives to fulfill.

Internships are competitive and not guaranteed.

Visit the UConn Student Financial Aid Office for information on federal and alternative loans.