Financial Aid

Message from the Master of Public Policy Financial Aid Office

The Master of Public Policy Program requires a substantial investment of both time and resources. We believe that earning an MPP degree from our program will help you to reach your career goals and will open doors to exciting opportunities. The Sanford Financial Aid Office is dedicated to making sure each qualified student can join us.

At Sanford, each student receives personal attention. Our Director of Financial Aid, Misty Brindle, will guide you through the steps needed to finance your education and will help students develop an individualized financial plan. You are welcome to meet with her at any time, and she will respond to most email inquiries within 24 hours. We want you to make the right decision for your future and, if Sanford is your choice, we will strive to make it possible. All students who are not fully-funded by external sponsors will receive a merit scholarship, ranging from partial to full tuition. Please see our scholarships and loans pages for more information on how you can finance your MPP degree.

If you have any questions about financial aid at Sanford, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help.


The Master of Public Policy Financial Aid Office

Grace Stephens MPP '08

“The open door policy here is a huge asset. You’re able to maintain a personal and professional relationship with your faculty that’s different from other, larger institutions. They really care about their students and want them to succeed, and I think that’s definitely a function of the environment Sanford creates.”

Grace Stephens MPP '08