Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The Woodrow Wilson School’s goal is to enable graduate students to earn a graduate degree without incurring indebtedness, thereby making it more feasible to pursue careers of public service in the public and nonprofit sectors.


The doctoral program offers full merit-based funding to cover the cost of each student’s tuition and living expenses for five years. Although the School’s applications ask for financial information, the admission process is need-blind and does not consider the applicant's financial resources in making admissions decisions.

*Estimated* tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $49,300, and the stipend for living expenses is $30,300.