Financial Aid

How do you plan to pay for college? It's something everyone has to think about, no matter your background or situation. Guidance on financing your education, as well as detailed tuition and fees information, is available on the UAB Students Paying for College page. Information about costs and financial support can also be found on the UAB Graduate School website.

A UAB banner on a post in front of a flowering tree. The Department of Political Science & Public Administration has a limited number of graduate assistantships awarded on a competitive basis, which can be awarded during any semester as vacancies occur.

The United States Department of Education has the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Plan (PSLF) for students looking to enter or continue their career in public service. For more information about the PSLF Program, visit the PSLF Program page on the US Department of Education’s website.

Scholarship Opportunities

The MPA Alumni Scholarship of $500 is given to the most outstanding student from the department every year. For more information on how to apply, contact the MPA program coordinator.