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Your graduate program is an important investment in your future career.

More than 95 percent of qualified applicants who request scholarship consideration receive institutional support. 

The financial commitment of graduate education can be an obstacle for many qualified candidates. To help make a Middlebury Institute education attainable, we consider both academic merit and financial need when granting scholarships.

During the application process, you’ll have the opportunity to provide detailed information about your academic and professional achievements, as well as your plans for financing your education, and any particular financial circumstances that relate to your pursuit of graduate education.

We guarantee a $10,000 scholarship per year (prorated by program length) if you request scholarship consideration in your online application. You may also receive merit, need-based, partner, and other scholarships.

The sooner you apply, the more likely you are to receive our largest scholarships. You’ll also know your scholarship and financial aid information sooner, allowing you to calculate the actual cost of your program.

Watch our video guides on how to finance your education. We also include customized instructions for international students.

2021–22 Academic Year

The following cost of attendance applies to students who are registered for 12–16 credits in the fall 2021 or spring 2022 semesters.

Tuition and Fees Per Year Per Semester
Tuition* $42,634 $21,317
Student Activity Fee $170 $85
Guaranteed scholarship** –$10,000 –$5,000
Total $32,804 $16,402

Advanced Entry

The following cost of attendance applies to students enrolled for two semesters or 36 credits total in the MPA programs (fall 2021 or spring 2022 semesters).

Tuition and Fees Per Year Per Semester
Tuition* $45,676 $22,838
Student Activity Fee $170 $85
Guaranteed scholarship** –$10,000 –$5,000
Total $35,846 $17,923

For estimated living expenses and other fee details, visit Tuition and Fees.

* Tuition rates are subject to change in future academic years.

** We guarantee a minimum $10,000-per-year scholarship (prorated by program length) to all MPA students who request scholarship consideration in their online application. Applicants who qualify for multiple guaranteed scholarships are awarded the largest single scholarship or a combination of scholarships with a total combined value of up to 30 percent of tuition, whichever is larger.

You may also receive additional merit and need-based scholarships depending on the strength of your application and your financial situation. The total scholarship award will be detailed as a part of your offer of admission. 

Please make sure to request scholarship consideration in your online application if you would like to be considered for any of the merit, need-based, guaranteed, partner, and/or affiliation scholarships.