Financing your education
Qualified Students May Apply For:
- Scholarships (e.g. Foster G. McGaw Scholarship),
- Fellowships (e.g., Abbott Fellowship through the Association of University Programs in Health Administration), and
- Loans from program, public, and private sources.
We provide all HPA applicants with an application for fellowships (PDF) and assistantships and encourage them to apply.
Financial aid is available to eligible domestic students enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. You will need to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form to determine your eligibility. The application process can take up to six weeks, so you are encouraged to apply early.
WSU offers several forms of financial aid through the FAFSA, private loans, scholarships, and student employement. For more information on financing your education, please visit the WSU Finances website.
Medical Group Managment Association (MGMA)
The Medical Group Management Association offers a a variety of scholarships. For more information, please click here.
David A. Winston
The David A Winston Health Policy Scholarship Program recognizes student excellence and achievement based upon the student's record and recommendations from faculty and colleagues and evidence of their interest in and commitment to health policy. For more information, please click here.
HCA Corris Boyd
The 2011-2013 HCA Corris Boyd Scholars Program offers two $40,000 scholarships to deserving students of color entering a graduate program in healthcare management. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and submit all materials by the deadline to be considered for the scholarship. For more information, please click here.
Albert W. Dent
Offered annually, the Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship is designated for minority students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program. Each Scholarship is worth $5,000. Between the Dent and the McGaw scholarships, ACHE awards up to 20 scholarships each year. In providing this scholarship, ACHE’s goal is to provide financial aid to minority students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses. For more information, please click here.
Foster G. McGaw
Offered annually, the Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship is designated for students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program. Each scholarship is worth $5,000. Between the McGaw and Dent scholarships, ACHE awards up to 20 scholarships each year. In providing this scholarship, ACHE’s goal is to provide financial aid to students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses. For more information, please click here.
Our program is a member of the WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program. According to WICHE, "The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) consists of very high quality masters and doctoral degree programs which tend not to be widely available throughout the West."
Admission of the HPA Program means that residents of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are eligible to enroll at Washington resident rates of tuition.
Assistantships are paid hourly (approximately $20 per hour) plus health benefits, and are available on an as-needed basis. The Department has between two and six assistantships per year. To apply for an assistantship, please respond to an announcement from the Department. Your application should include:
- cover letter,
- and optional publications or other important papers
PLEASE NOTE: Admission to the program does not guarantee an assistantship appointment. Due to limited funding, competition for such support is high.
The HPA department has a close connection with several branches of the military, and we have worked closely with students who qualify for waivers and stipends to ensure the process is smooth.
U.S. Navy Health Services Collegiate Program
If you would like to be guaranteed a position upon graduation working in health care administration for the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps (making $44,560 per year to start) and you want to get paid by the Navy while you are in school, you may want to consider getting additional information about this program!
Receive up to $134,600 while finishing your degree. This amount includes a generous monthly salary and housing allowance ranging from $3,280 to $5,610 for up to 24 months.*
If you are interested in receiving additional information about this opportunity, please contact Devin McConnell at 509.353.2513, 1.877.475.NAVY (toll free), or email@example.com.
*Navy HSCP housing allowance based on graduate school location. Increased offer amounts available in areas with a higher cost of living
Health Professions Scholarship Program
The Air Force offers scholarships for Healthcare professionals to include: one-and two-year for Biomedical Science Corps specialties (Pharmacists, Optometrists, Clinical Psychologists, and Public Health Officers), two- and three-year for Nurse Corps specialties, and three- and four-year for Medical Corps and Dental Corps. This scholarship covers all tuition and required fees, including textbooks, small equipment items and supplies needed for study. You will also receive a monthly allowance of approximately $2,060 for living expenses. While on scholarship you will spend 45 days on active duty in the Air Force, and once you graduate you will serve active duty (one year for each year of scholarship, with a minimum of three years).
If you are interested in receiving additional information about this opportunity, please contact Daniel E. Lee at 509.247.3609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.