Financial Aid

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The Woodrow Wilson School’s goal is to enable graduate students to earn a graduate degree without incurring indebtedness, thereby making it more feasible to pursue careers of public service in the public and nonprofit sectors.

The doctoral program offers full merit-based funding to cover the cost of each student’s tuition and living expenses for five years. Although the School’s applications ask for financial information, the admission process is need-blind and does not consider the applicant's financial resources in making admissions decisions.

Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year is $51,250, and the stipend for living expenses is $30,975.