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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. Partner and other scholarships are also available, so check to see if you qualify.

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.

2022–23 Academic Year

The following cost of attendance applies to full-time students in the fall 2022 or spring 2023 semesters.

Tuition and Fees Per Year Per Semester
Tuition* $44,766 $22,383
Student Activity Fee $170 $85
Total $44,936 $22,468

MPA can be taken as a three-semester program (completed over 12 or 16 months). Most students are enrolled full-time during the first two semesters and part-time during the final practicum semester. Accordingly, they pay the full-time tuition fee for two semesters and pay the per-credit rate in the final semester (including payment for any overload credits).

MPA can also be taken as a full-time, four-semester program.


  • *Tuition rates are subject to change in future academic years.
  • For estimated living expenses, the per-credit rate, and other fee details, visit Tuition and Fees.
  • Courses taken in the January term are billed as part of spring.