Financial Aid for the MPP
Financial Aid AY 12-13
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy offers financial assistance to its master of public policy students through a variety of means.
Merit-based fellowships are the primary means by which the Batten School administers financial aid to its students. Admitted students need not submit any form of financial aid application to receive consideration for merit-based fellowships. The Batten School awards merit-based fellowships after a review of the materials submitted in the students’ application for admission.
The Batten School currently only administers one need-based fellowship, the Bocock and Hitz Public Service Fellowship. The Bocock-Hitz award goes to one student in the entering first year class. Admitted students will receive information about applying for the Bocock and Hitz Public Service Fellowship in their offer letters.
While we do not administer assistantships as financial aid, they are available at the Batten School and have the practical effect of offering financial assistance to students through tuition remission and, often, stipends. Several faculty members hire graduate research assistants to support a number of different projects in different policy fields. The number of graduate research assistantships will fluctuate from year to year as the size and quantity of faculty grants changes in any given year. During the second year of the MPP program, students may apply for graduate teaching assistantships.
Federally-subsidized loans and Federal Work Study.
The University of Virginia Office of Student Financial Services makes these awards. For more information, check out their website.