Change purseWe know funding is a major concern for prospective students. So today, we’re providing a brief overview of how funding works at the Bloomberg School.


Scholarships are typically administered by the individual academic departments and the MPH program office. You need not apply separately for these scholarships. Your application for admission will be reviewed by your prospective department/program for the possible award of scholarships and/or any funds from the appropriate training grant.

Scholarship availability changes from year to year and varies by department. If you have questions about possible scholarships, you should contact your department of interest directly.

Federal Financial Aid

Federal financial aid includes Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, Federal Work Study and veteran’s benefits. This type of funding is administered by the Financial Aid Office.

If you’re a domestic admitted student interested in applying for federal aid, review the application procedures provided by the Financial Aid Office carefully. Please note, the suggested filing date for new students was March 15 and the suggested filing date for returning students is May 1. These are not deadlines, you can still apply, but we encourage you to do so as soon as possible.

Federal aid is awarded with funds from the U.S. government, so unfortunately, if you’re not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., you are not eligible for these funds.

Private Loans

Another way to finance your education is through private loans. The Financial Aid Office, which certifies these loans, provides guidance for those seeking this sort of assistance.

Other Funding Resources & Information

While the Bloomberg School provides funding for many students, there are students we are unable to fund. If you’re one of these students, here are some links to help you:

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