The MPA Program offers students three forms of financial support: tuition assistance, research fellowships, and paid internships. Also, our staff and faculty can advise youI am gratful for that on opportunities available from other organizations. Visit the Financial Aid Office for other options.
Financial Support Offered by the MPA Program
A limited number of MPA students may receive tuition assistance based on need, academic standing, commitment to public service, accomplishments, and other considerations. The program considers students for support on admission to the program. The acceptance process includes consideration for support. All students get consideration and an equal chance of support. No other application is necessary.
Students may apply to the Research Program and, if selected, receive a $5,000 stipend for a one-year commitment as a research assistant.
MPA students are required to complete a 400-hour internship in a government agency or non-profit organization. Students receive stipends of $3,000 and three graduate credits. Students who complete their internship in Washington, DC also receive free housing. Aside from the required internship, students may receive stipends for part-time, non-credit internships. See the Internships page for more details.
Other Financial Resources and CCNY Student Services
The following links will inform you about the extensive financial and non-financial resources available to you as a CCNY student. You have access to a variety of services that will help you finance your education, achieve academic success, care for your health and safety, develop yourself professionally, advance your career, and make full use of the CCNY campus.
Local and National Fellowships
The MPA program career service page has information on local and national scholarships and financial assistance. MPA staff is available to help you with your application.