Scholarships & Financial Aid

​The Master in Public Policy degree at Jacksonvile University is one of the most affordable programs of its kind in the nation. Tuition is about $19,500 for full time students during the 2018-19 academic year, or $800 per credit hour. Merit-based and need-based assistance is available to qualifying JU MPP students. All financial assistance is administered by the Jacksonville University Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit based scholarship funds have been established for qualifying JU MPP students. Awards are based on the overall candidate application, including grades, test scores, resume, letters of recommendation and essay. Three merit based scholarship funds have been established: the JU Public Policy Institute Scholarship (“JU PPI Scholarship”), the JU Public Policy Institute Master in Public Policy Minority Fellowship ("MPP Minority Fellowship"), and the Haskell Company Teach for America JU Public Policy Institute Scholarship (“Haskell TFA-JU PPI Scholarship”). All JU MPP applicants are eligible to apply for a JU PPI Scholarship. JU MPP applicants who are Teach for America corp members or alumni are eligible to apply for a Haskell TFA-JU PPI Scholarship. Aspiring African American leaders from the city of Jacksonville are eligible to apply for the MPP Minority Fellowship.  

Applicants will be notified by email of award decisions.​

Federal Student Aid & Assistance

By filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), prospective students may qualify for the Federal Direct Loan Program.  The Federal Direct Loans have both need based and non-need based eligibility options.  For more information from the JU Office of Student Financial Assistance, please be sure to file your FAFSA at More information on the Direct Loan Program is available at​

External Scholarship and Financial Aid Assistance​

The following information sources may also be helpful in seeking funding:

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