Tuition and Financial Aid


Tuition for all MPH@UNC students is $1,621 per credit hour for the 2018-2019 academic year (July 2018 – June 2019). Additionally, students should expect to pay a per credit fee of $23.97. The MPH program requires 42 credits to complete, while the MPH/RD program requires 49 credits to complete.

Students can expect to pay a minimum of $69,088.74 to complete the program, plus textbook and practicum fees. Note that tuition and fees are subject to change each academic year, as approved by the UNC System Board of Governors, and any tuition change is applicable to all enrolled students.

Admitted applicants will be required to submit a $250 nonrefundable enrollment deposit to reserve a place in the program. Enrollment deposits will be applied as a credit toward the first term’s tuition once the student enrolls in the program.

Financial Aid

Potential funding options for MPH@UNC students include loans, fellowships and military education benefits. 

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans provide up to $20,500 per academic year to eligible U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans cover costs exceeding Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan limits up to the Cost of Attendance budget determined by the school. This is a credit-based loan for eligible U.S. citizens or permanent residents who do not have an adverse credit history.
  • Private Education Loans may be available to students who meet their chosen lending institution's credit-based eligibility requirements.
  • Competitive fellowships may be offered to highly qualified applicants. Only a limited number are available. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.
  • Military Education Benefits: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administers a variety of education benefit programs for those applicable.

Students in the MPH@UNC program are not eligible for The University of North Carolina System Tuition Waiver Program.

MPH@UNC applicants should keep in mind that they must enroll in a certain number of credits per term in order to be eligible for federal student aid. For additional information on federal student aid programs including the Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, visit the Federal Student Aid website.

Additional Resources

For more detailed information or for further questions, please visit the Office of Scholarship & Student Aid website or contact them directly by email at or by phone at 919-962-8396.

To learn more about MPH@UNC, request information and an admissions counselor will contact you.