Master of Health Administration
Tuition and Financial Aid
Graduate Tuition and Fees
- Are among the lowest of the most respected health management programs.
- Students with a 25% Graduate Research Assistantship qualify for the lower state resident tuition.
View the estimated annual expenses for MHA students here.
Student Financial Aid
Financial assistance is available in a variety of forms, including student loans, research assistantships, scholarships and awards. Approximately 70% of students receive financial aid from the department. Other University financial support information.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply for aid sponsored by the federal government by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the FAFSA form is often a required first step in applying for state loans and for some private funding sources as well. You may apply on the Internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Submit the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible and have your results sent to the University of Iowa.
Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs)
- Represent the major source of financial aid available from the department.
- Awarded annually on the basis of student merit and departmental need.
- Students with quarter-time GRAs are classified as state residents for tuition purposes—a net reduction of $15,612 in tuition costs for 2012-2013.
- Salary for the 2012-2013 academic year for a 25% appointment (10 hrs/week) is $8,665.00 plus a $3,950/semester scholarship (based on full-time enrollment)
- Includes health care benefits
Scholarships and Awards
- First-Year Departmental Alumni Association Tuition Scholarships
- Established in 1993, the scholarship is awarded based on demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership abilities in undergraduate education
- Second-Year Departmental Alumni Association Scholarships
- Established in 1990, the scholarship is awarded at the beginning of the second year of MHA course work based on academic achievement and financial need.
- Adrienne Astolfi Eddins Health Management Scholarship
- Established by a bequest from her sister, Janice Ellig in 1999 this $2,500 scholarship recognizes Adrienne’s outstanding leadership and pioneering efforts as a female healthcare executive and student mentor. It is awarded each fall to an entering female student in the MHA Program.
- The John and Wendy Boardman/Amenity Foundation Exceeding Expectations (E2) Scholarship
- Established in 2006, the John and Wendy Boardman/Amenity Foundation Exceeding Expectations (E2) Scholarship assists second- or third-year Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) students who have a particular interest in hospice/palliative care, geriatrics and/or long-term care environments. The $1,500 scholarship was established by John and Wendy Boardman, who own Amenity Hospice, a Medicare-certified hospice service in eastern Iowa that specializes in the care of individuals with dementia, heart and lung disease.
- Peg and Richard Breon Scholarship
- Established in 2003 by Peg and Richard Breon, the scholarship of $1,500 is made annually to a second or third year Master of Health Administration student with the desire to lead not-for-profit voluntary hospitals.
- The David T. Clapsaddle Memorial Scholarship
- The David T. Clapsaddle Memorial Scholarship was established by the classmates of the late David T. Clapsaddle to recognize students in health management and policy who have significantly demonstrated growth in academic and leadership abilities through coursework, student group activities, community involvement and work ethic.,. Established in 2005 by classmates of David, the scholarship of $1,000 is made annually to a second or third year Master of Health Administration student
- John W. Colloton Outstanding Student Award
- This $500 award is presented annually at the graduation reception by the Alumni Association to the member of the graduating class who, in the perception of his/her classmates, has exhibited outstanding leadership and holds the greatest potential for making contributions to the profession
- Mary Kay and Stephen E. Corbeil Scholarship
- Established in 2007 by Mary Kay and Stephen E. Corbeil, the scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to an entering out-of-state MHA student who has demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership potential. Special consideration is given to students expressing an interest in multi-hospital systems.
- Charles R. Linden Scholarship
- Established in 2000 by his son, Todd C. Linden, the Charles R. Linden Scholarship of $1,500 is made annually to a second or third year year Master of Health Administration student interested in a career in the non-profit sector of health care.
- Ian and Lori Montgomery Medical Group Management Scholarship
- Established in 2011, the Ian and Lori Montgomery Medical Group Management Scholarship of $1,500 is made annually to a second- or third-year Master of Health Administration student with demonstrated strong commitment to a management career focusing on physician- or health system-owned medical groups.
- Marilyn and Lawrence Prybil Scholarship
- Established in 2002, the Marilyn and Lawrence Prybil Scholarship of $1,500 is made annually to a second or third year Master of Health Administration student with a strong commitment to working in not-for-profit multi-unit health care systems.
- Frank N. Whitson Award
- This award is in memory of Frank N. Whitson, a student in the Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration (the precursor of the MHA), whose untimely death prevented his graduation. The award is presented annually at graduation to the MHA graduate who demonstrates the highest academic performance.
Additional Scholarships and Awards
- Dean's Graduate Fellowship:
- Sponsored by the UI Graduate College.
- Albert W. Dent Scholarship
- Sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives.
- Foster G. McGaw Scholarships
- Sponsored by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
Health Care and Insurance