Cost & Aid: Early Admissions Program
Early Admissions Program
As long as you are an undergraduate student in another University of Minnesota college, you will pay that rate of tuition for courses you take in the Humphrey School.
Financial Aid for All Early Admissions Programs
By enrolling in the Early Admissions Program, students will benefit from completing their graduate degree in a shorter amount of time, resulting in a savings of approximately more than $22,000 in academic expenses (based on 2014-15 tuition). Due to the unique and significant financial benefit of the program, students admitted to an Early Admission program are not eligible for merit-based aid through the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Students wishing to be considered for merit-based aid opportunities should apply through the regular admissions program by the appropriate admissions deadlines. Please email Humphrey School admission staff with any questions.
Students are encouraged, if eligible, to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for various need-based aid opportunities. The Humphrey School of Public Affairs has developed a Cost & Aid resource for students to learn more about the possible types of federal loans and the available federal loan repayment and forgiveness programs.
Typically, students pursuing degree programs at the Humphrey School will benefit from programs like the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, which forgives a student's federal loans after 120 qualifying payments (10 years) while working in a public service position (i.e. federal, state, local, or tribal government agency, entity, or organization or a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.) The Humphrey School admissions staff is happy to discuss these options further with any prospective student and may email the Office of Admissions to arrange an appointment.