Cost, Aid & Assistance for the Online MHA

Invest in your career

The Online Master of Health Administration degree program is designed to allow you to work while you earn your degree.

  • Estimated Completion Time (part-time attendance): 28 months (7 terms)   
  • Credit Hours: 45
  • Cost Per Term: (Most terms are six credits. In two terms, students take seven and a half credits):

    6 credits: $13,897*

    7.5 credits: $17,252.50*

  • Total Cost: $103,657*

Tuition Cost Breakdown

Cost per credit $2,162*
Registration and service fee each term $550*
Registration and service fee for each credit, including the first credit $75*


Additional costs include textbooks, course materials, and transportation to New York City for the second term immersion.

*Cost subject to annual tuition and fee increases.

Financial Aid


A limited amount of merit-based financial aid in the form of partial tuition scholarships may be available to exceptionally qualified candidates. Students can also apply for external scholarships offered by organizations unaffiliated with NYU.

Please contact the admissions team at 212.998.7414 or by email if you have questions about scholarship offerings and eligibility.

Applying for Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, please submit the FAFSA using the code for NYU Wagner: 002785 as soon as you start your application. All eligible admitted students will be reviewed for federal financial aid, provided that they complete the most recent FAFSA and submit all necessary items to the NYU Office of Financial Aid.

After completing the FAFSA, students may be eligible for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: The Direct Unsubsidized loan can cover up to $20,500 per academic year.

  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: The Graduate PLUS Loan can cover up to the cost of attendance minus any financial aid received.

Need-based application fee waivers may also be available for applicants experiencing financial hardship.**

Employer Sponsorship

Some employers may provide tuition benefits, including tuition reimbursement or loans, to employees seeking out a graduate degree. If you think you may be eligible for financial assistance from your employer, reach out to your human resources or employee benefits department.

Yellow Ribbon Program

NYU Wagner provides up to $10,000 of funding towards tuition and fees under the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program for each eligible US veteran student. Veteran’s Affairs will match funding for a maximum benefit of $20,000 each academic year. The size of the Yellow Ribbon award is determined by the amount of other benefits provided to an eligible student. You may not be eligible for the maximum amount each year.


Learn more about the FPSLF Program

The Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (FPSLFP) and the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) plan are two options that will allow some borrowers to be eligible for loan forgiveness after 10 years of qualifying employment and loan payments.

The IBR plan considers your adjusted gross income, the size of your debt and the size of your family—and may lower your monthly loan payments. And if you work in the public or nonprofit sectors, the FPSLFP may cancel your remaining debt (principal and interest) after 10 years and 120 qualifying payments.

You May Be Eligible For Public Service Loan Forgiveness If You:

  • Hold a job in the nonprofit or public sector for at least 10 years (not necessarily consecutive);
  • Participate in the Direct Loan program, or consolidate all current loans into Direct Lending;
  • Have a high debt-to-income ratio;
  • Participate in the IBR, PAYE, or some combination over the course of 10 years of qualifying employment;
  • Make 120 timely payments; and
  • Re-affirm eligibility each year.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Resources

Use the Loan Simulator to help you calculate student loan payments and choose a loan repayment option that best meets your needs and goals.

Loan Simulator

If you have questions about financing an Online MHA from NYU Wagner, please contact the admissions team at 212.998.7414 or by email.


*Total costs are subject to annual tuition and fee increases.

**Applicants must provide a written statement of financial need, accompanied by documentation of financial status.

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