Does SPP offer financial aid?

The university’s financial aid office provides detailed information on the options available to all prospective UMass graduate students. Applicants to the accelerated Master's of Public Policy (MPP) program are strongly encouraged to research all areas of financial aid that may be available to them, including fellowship opportunities for international and domestic students.

SPP may offer a number of paid assistantships to highly qualified first- and/or second-year Master's of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) students. In addition to a stipend, these assistantships may carry a waiver of tuition and curriculum fees, as well as paid health insurance. Research assistants primarily work with professors in the department. Projects vary depending on the primary interest of the professor.

The Commonwealth Policy Fellowship offers grants to $10,000 each to ten incoming students in the one-year Master's of Public Policy (MPP) program.