Paying for Graduate School

Carsey School Academic Director Dan Bromberg and Program Manager Robin Husslage discuss financial aid options available to students at the Carsey School of Public Policy.

How to Pay for College?

The Carsey School offers a wide range of ways to help you pay for graduate school, including:

Check out some of these funding opportunities – as well as the cost of tuition for in-state and out-of-state residents – below.


We are proud to partner with a select number of distinguished organizations, enabling students to build upon their valued experiences by furthering their public service education and expanding their impact.

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To apply for a Carsey scholarship, click on the link below and complete this online scholarship application form. Please note that your scholarship application will be reviewed only after we receive your application to the graduate program.

Scholarship Application


Carsey Scholarship for 2021 Sustainability Award Undergraduate Recipients

The Carsey School is proud to offer a $5,000 scholarship* to the first 5 UNH undergraduate Sustainability Award winners to apply and become accepted to one of the School’s three graduate degree programs: the Master in Public Policy, Master of Public Administration, and the Master in Community Development.

» Interested in applying? Contact Carsey's Program Manager Sanjeev Sharma:, Schedule a Meeting with Sanjeev

*Note that there are limitations on the total amount of programmatic scholarship available for each Carsey student so in the case of students receiving other Carsey School scholarships the additional scholarship amount may be less than $5,000.

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For Master in Public Policy Students

The Carsey School offers a limited number of fellowship opportunities for Master in Public Policy (MPP) students with their first term. Student fellows work 15 hours per week while classes are in session and receive a stipend of $4,600 per-semester. 

Learn More About the MPP Fellowship

For Master in Community Development Students

The S. Melvin Rines Fellowship is a highly competitive award targeting motivated, talented, young professionals committed to making a difference on the African continent through work in financial innovation and enterprise development.

S. Melvin Rines Fellowship Application

The University offers some forms of financial assistance to help Carsey School students pay for graduate school. This aid comes in the form of graduate scholarships and fellowships, awards, federal financial aid, and veteran benefits.

Financial Aid Opportunities 


Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour
Residency Status
Tuition Cost Per
Credit Hour (USD)*
In-State New Hampshire Resident


Out-of-State Resident


*Typical courses are 3 Credit Hours.

Carsey Degree Program
# of
# of
Credit Hours
TOTAL Program Cost
Master in Community Development


36 $28,260 $31,140
Master of Public Administration


36 $28,260 $31,140
Executive Master of Public Administration
(Executive MPA)-Online


30 $23,550 $25,950
Master in Public Policy


40 $31,140 $34,600
Master in Public Policy/Juris Doctor Dual Degree (MPP portion of the degree)



Link to MPP/JD Dual Degree Tuition Costs

*The MPP program accepts 3 courses (9 Credit Hours) from the JD program to fulfill the MPP degree requirements of 40 Credit Hours.

Have questions or want to discuss which one of the Carsey School's programs is right for you?
Schedule a time for us talk:


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Robin Husslage, Program Manager
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Sanjeev Sharma, Program Manager
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