Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
MPA

Program Costs

Many students receive merit-based funding. There isn't any additional paperwork to fill out. The admissions committee will read a student's entire file and grant merit-based financial awards based on that information.

Academic Year 2021- 2022

Summer  Fall  Spring  Totals
Tuition

Includes a total of 10 credits from 13 courses during the program, which is the required courseload. Total tuition is based on 10 credits.* 

$15,616

$31,232

$31,232

$78,080
Health Insurance
Students may waive health insurance if they are covered by a comparable health insurance plan. More information here. $743* $3,846* --

$4,589*

Activity Fee See the Bursar's website for more information the activity, recreation, and health service fees. -- $32.50 $32.50

$65

Recreation Fee -- $34 $34

$68

Health Service Fee $174* $503 $503

$1,180*

Total Direct-billed costs

$16,533

$35,648

$31,802

$83,982*

Bill Date

 

Enrolled students can make payments through Brown's electronic bill payment system at payment.brown.edu. Students can download statements, make payments, or enroll in the installment payment plan.

Late April/Early May

Late July 

Early December 

Due Date

July 1

September 1

January 1

Health Insurance

Students may waive health insurance if they are covered by a comparable health insurance plan. Information can be found on the University Insurance Office webpage.

Financing Your Brown MPA

Billing and Payment

Brown's electronic bill payment system is accessible at payment.brown.edu. Students can print, download, or save statements, make payment online, or enroll in the Installment Payment Plan.

Installment Payment Plans

Students may choose to enroll in Brown's Installment Payment Plan for the fall and/or spring semester. Enrollment requires a $75 non-refundable enrollment fee and scheduled payments via an electronic ACH debit.

FALL SEMESTER

  • Five-Installment Plan (enroll prior to July 10): payments due on the 10th of each month, July-November.
  • Four-Installment Plan (enroll July 11-August 9): payment due on the 10th of each month August-November.

SPRING SEMESTER

  • Five-Installment Plan (enroll prior to December 10): payments due on the 10th of each month, December-April.
  • Four-Installment Plan (enroll December 11-January 9): payment due on the 10th of each month January-April.

To be eligible for federal loan programs, students must submit a FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov. More information regarding loans can be found on the Loan Office website

*Tuition and program fee costs are for academic year 2021-2022. Some fees are not yet set and will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.