You have many options when it comes to financing your studies in the College of Public Affairs.
TUITION AND FEES
Our tuition rates are competitive, especially our regional in-state tuition rates for students who live in Maryland, D.C., Delaware and many counties in Virginia and Pennsylvania. View the University of Baltimore’s 2020-21 tuition and mandatory fees per semester.
Baltimore City Scholars Program
Through our Baltimore City Scholars Program, Baltimore city government employees and select others who work in Baltimore city may qualify for financial aid needed to further their graduate or undergraduate education and directly contribute to a more educated city workforce. For eligibility and application requirements, visit the Baltimore City Scholars Program webpage.
Bob Parsons Scholarship Fund
Through the Bob Parsons Scholarship Fund, the University of Baltimore is investing in Pell Grant eligible transfer students and military/veteran students by providing financial support toward tuition and fees while you complete your bachelor's degree. For eligibility, application deadline, scholarship requirements and more, visit ubalt.edu/parsons.
Samuel G. Rose Scholars Award
The Samuel G. Rose Scholars Award will provide support for undergraduate students who need financial assistance to complete their degrees. Award amounts range between $400 to $9,000 per year, and are renewable for future years. For eligibility and application requirements, visit the Samuel G. Rose Scholars Award webpage.
Public Affairs Dean’s Scholarship
The Public Affairs Dean’s Scholarship is available to new graduate students in the College of Public Affairs.
- enrolled or planning to enroll in two consecutive semesters (fall 2020 and spring 2021)
- enrolled or planning to enroll in a minimum of 6 graduate level credits or more in a College of Public Affairs graduate program (enrollment in a certificate program does not qualify a student for this scholarship)
- minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.25
To learn more about the Public Affairs Dean’s Scholarship and apply, email Chris Jenkins, senior graduate admission counselor at email@example.com.
Wilson Presidential Scholarship
The Wilson Presidential Scholarship is available to new transfer students entering UBalt who are seeking their first bachelor’s degree with at least 60 credits. Students must have a cumulative transfer GPA of 3.5 or higher when entering. The Wilson Presidential Scholarship covers 100% of in-state tuition. The scholarship is automatically renewable for four semesters of full-time enrollment (eight semesters of part-time enrollment), (excluding summer), if a GPA of 3.25 is maintained at UBalt.
To submit the application please submit the following directly to the University of Baltimore – The Wilson Presidential Scholarship Application, an essay of no more than 400 words, two letters of reference (at least one from a college faculty member), and all other supporting materials (transcripts, etc.) must be submitted by April 20 for the fall semester.
NOTE: Students may not receive other UBalt institutional scholarships while receiving the Wilson Presidential Scholarship.
Students should still complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at fafsa.gov to be considered for federal financial aid awards.
AmeriCorps VISTA Incentive Awards
The College of Public Affairs will offer up to five $1,000 non-renewable merit awards to support the study of qualifying, incoming AmeriCorps/VISTA or Teach for America volunteers or alumni in any one of the college’s degree programs. The awards are designed to help defray the costs of study for volunteers who show a desire for a career in public or nonprofit service. They may study in any one of our graduate programs in the Schools of Criminal Justice, Health and Human Services, or Public and International Affairs. For eligibility and application requirements, visit the AmeriCorps VISTA Incentive Awards webpage.
Other College of Public Affairs Scholarships
More than 30 scholarships funded through private contributions to the University of Baltimore Foundation provide support for College of Public Affairs students. In recent years, these scholarships have provided nearly $167,000 in aid for CPA students. These scholarships are managed and awarded by the Office of Financial Aid. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships for UBalt at the Universities at Shady Grove Students
There are a wide range of scholarships available to UBalt at the Universities of Shady Grove students – for everything from textbooks to full tuition to help students achieve their educational goals. View the list of USG scholarships.
Community Development Fellowship
The Community Development Fellowship Program gives dynamic, motivated students who have a strong interest in effecting positive change in urban areas the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain hands-on development experience. By matching students with organizations that directly support Baltimore neighborhoods, this grant-funded fellowship program aims to improve the city while cultivating the next generation of community development leaders.
- current juniors, seniors or graduate students in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or better)
- available to work a minimum of eight hours per week at the host organization
- strong interest in community development and creating positive change in urban areas
- community development experience and/or knowledge of Baltimore’s neighborhoods
- able to work independently and take initiative.
Learn more about becoming a Community Development Fellow.
Schaefer Center for Public Policy Graduate Fellowships
The Schaefer Center for Public Policy offers a limited number of graduate fellowships for full‐time, University of Baltimore graduate students. Graduate fellows work in the center 20 hours per week while attending graduate school on a full-time basis.
- a background or interest in public policy research, program evaluation, survey research, strategic planning or other policy related area
- enrolled or planning to enroll in at least 9 credits per semester as a graduate student at the University of Baltimore
- minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0
Learn more about becoming a Schaefer Center Fellow.
TYPES OF AID AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE
Explore all financial aid opportunities open to University of Baltimore students, including: