Tuition & Financial Assistance


Graduate Tuition rates and student fees can be found on the registrar's website. A full-time, traditional student can anticipate 4 semesters of graduate tuition.

Students of the Graduate Certificate program will pay the in-state tuition rate of $648 per credit hour. This works out to be $3,888 per semester. 


UK Funding

Research, Teaching and Graduate Assistantships cover tuition, health insurance, and pay a stipend which varies depending on the department. Students wishing to be considered for assistantships and fellowships should inform the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) of the program to which they are applying. At the Martin School Assistantships are awarded as part of the application process. In addition, exceptional applicants may be eligible for fellowships that supplement the regular stipend.

Other units which have funded Martin School Students in the past 5 years:

  • Campus Recreation
  • Student Center
  • KY Disability Determination Council (through the Martin School)
  • UK College of Medicine
  • IHDI (Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute)
  • IPOP (Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy)
  • UK Graduate School
  • UK College of Arts and Sciences Administration
  • UK International Center (UKIC)
  • KY Transportation Center
  • Robinson Scholars Program

Fellowships are available on a competitive basis. Students interested in competitive fellowships are encouraged to contact the Director of Graduate Studies as early as possible. 

We have some exciting news for students interested in our online programs! We are offering scholarships  in the amount of $500 for the online Graduate Certificate Program and $750 for the online Master of Public Financial Management for all students who have applied and been admitted to the programs by June 1, 2018.


Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

Graduate students are eligible for $20,500 in unsubsidized loans per academic year.

Have questions regarding financial aid options or refunds?  Visit for more information.