Financing Your Education
After making the decision to get a graduate degree, and then where to go, the next big question many people ask is “how am I going to pay for it?” Students in the School of Public Health finance their education using a combination of means, from loans and personal savings to traineeships and tuition reciprocity.
There are many reasons to be optimistic about your ability to afford graduate education. This section outlines just a few of those resources.
- Download our Funding Your Graduate Education Checklist for more information.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition at the University of Minnesota remains one of the lowest of the top-ranked schools of public health. In addition, the SPH has the lowest difference between resident and non-resident tuition of our public peer institutions. Learn more
Fellowships, Scholarships & More
If you completed your application by the Dec. 1 priority deadline and are admitted to the SPH, you will automatically be considered for first-round school related scholarships. There are also several scholarships and fellowships that do require a separate application, along with resources for veterans. Learn more
Other Strategies & Resources
The Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) offers a number of webinars related to financing your graduate education. In addition, the SPH has rounded up key information on loans, graduate assistantships, and other student employment options. Learn more
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of funding is available from the SPH? Scholarships and employment in the form of assistantships are available from SPH.
How do I apply for a scholarship? All applicants meeting the Dec. 1 priority deadline and are admitted to the SPH, you will automatically be considered for first-round school related scholarships.
When will I be notified if I have received a scholarship? Scholarship decisions are made around the beginning of March with letters being sent out by mid-March.
What is the financial aid application deadline? The SPH does not have a formal financial aid deadline since students are automatically considered for scholarships. However, it is in your best interest to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.
What is the timeline for financial aid?
The timeline for financial aid varies. The basic timeline is that students can complete the FAFSA in January, the financial aid office begins processing the data in March for admitted students and the packaging begins in mid-July. Onestop provides additional information.
How do I check the status of my financial aid?
If you are an admitted student and have been set up with an x.500 e-mail, you can check your financial aid status by signing into your account at Onestop and clicking Financial Aid Status.
Or you can contact Onestop directly at: 612.624.1111 or email@example.com.