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Financial Aid and Tuition Information

Tuition information can be found at the University link for tuition and fees. Graduate school can be financed with assistantships, fellowships and financial aid. Assistantships are available from the department and pay a monthly stipend plus a full tuition waiver. These assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to students interested in attending graduate school full time and in working for the department 20 hours a week. The work of a graduate assistantship in the department of Public Administration involves tutoring students, working with faculty on research projects, and participating in public service activities.

Qualified students may also apply to the Graduate School for a Competitive Graduate Award fellowship which carries a stipend for the academic year and a full tuition waiver. Students should apply for this award the year before they plan on attending Graduate School. There are a limited number of awards made across the entire campus. Students considering this award should have an exceptional grade point average.

Currently our program has four graduate students as graduate assistants. These individuals assist in the PAPA office, help fellow students or prospective students with question regarding SIUE or the MPA program. These individuals also assist professors as needed and work on the department's newsletter, brochure, and plan department events. A graduate assistant can also be assigned to a particular professor to work on research or grant work.

There are several students working in internship positions. These positions are with the following agencies:

Current Internship Sites

City of Collinsville

City of O'Fallon

Fairview Heights Police Department

Goshen Education Consulting, Inc.

St. Clair Housing Authority

Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation

Madison County Community Development

Madison County Planning & Development

Leadership Council

Recent Past Internship Sites

Alliance of Edwardsville & Glen Carbon

City of Centralia

City of Clayton

City of Crestwood

City of Creve Coeur

City of Hazelwood

City of Mascoutah

City of Richmond Heights

City of University City

East St. Louis Housing Authority

Gateway Center

Habitat for Humanity

Human Development Corporation of Metropolitan St. Louis

Lewis & Clark Library System

Madison County Treasurer

Metro East Park and Recreation District


Riverbend Growth Association

St. Charles City - County Library District

For additional information regarding Graduate School, please visit the Graduate School website.

Financial aid for graduate students includes Graduate Scholar Awards for minority students, Illinois fellowships, grants, and loans. Tuition information can be found at the Graduate School website along with information regarding financial aid. Inquire at the Graduate School about these awards.