The Wilson School’s resources enable students to earn graduate degrees without incurring indebtedness, thereby making it more feasible to pursue careers of public service in the public and nonprofit sectors.
The School awards both need-based and merit-based financial aid grants – not loans. The admission process is need-blind and does not consider the applicant's financial resources in making admissions decisions. Applicants must complete the Statement of Financial Resources, which is part of the online application, in order to be considered for financial aid.
More than 90 percent of MPA students receive financial aid, and more than 80 percent receive full scholarships for tuition and living expenses from both external scholarships and Princeton’s scholarships.
Students are not expected to work as teaching or research assistants or perform any other duties in return for financial-aid awards. Awards are made to enable students to concentrate on their courses and gain the maximum benefit from our program.
Tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $48,940.