Costs & Financial Aid

The Master of Public Health in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice is a self-sustaining, fee-based program offered by the Department of Health Services in partnership with Continuum College.


COPHP students pay a flat quarterly course fee. They also pay other required fees each quarter, including registration, technology and U-PASS fees. Payment is due by the third Friday of the quarter.  

Cost per quarter (for up to 12 credits) $9,256
Total quarters 6
Estimated total course fees: $55,536*

*Estimate is based on 2018-2019 rates and does not include mandatory university fees, textbooks or expected annual fee increases. 

Financial Aid and Other Funding

Students in the COPHP program can apply for various forms of financial aid to help cover their educational costs, including federal financial aid, scholarships and loans. For more details, see the fee-based programs page of the Office of Student Financial Aid website and financial aid information from the Department of Health Services.

Fee-based students are not eligible for tuition exemptions or UW grants, including the Washington State Tuition Exemption and Husky Promise programs.

Scholarship Opportunities 

COPHP students may apply for these awards to help offset their program expenses: 

Those interested in applying to the Ortega Fund should comlete and submit the application below as part of their Graduate School application. Applicants who apply by Early Decision are more likely to receive an award.

Graduate Student Funding

The Graduate School’s Office of Fellowships and Awards is a resource for students seeking information about fellowships, awards and assistantships. The Graduate Funding Information Service assists UW graduate students in their search for funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses. GFIS representatives host workshops, post funding announcements and meet one-on-one with students.

If you are awarded a qualifying teaching or research assistantship position, your course fees will be covered, but you are responsible for all remainin g fees. See the Graduate School page for more information.

Loan Forgiveness Program

Some COPHP graduates may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. For information, see the PSLF website.