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. At current rates one semester of full time in-state tuition is $6,526.

Students of the Online Graduate Certificate program will pay the in-state tuition rate of $693 per credit hour ($4,158 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. Master's students interested in competitive fellowships will need to submit a Funding Interest Form with their application for admission and encouraged to contact the Student Affairs Officer as early as possible. 

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.