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MPS Program Tuition

The estimated tuition for the two-year program is $47,050 (approximately $11,763 per semester). There is no additional tuition for the summer classes. Tuition does not cover textbooks or housing for the two-week summer session in Ithaca.

Financial Aid

MPS students are considered “part-time students” for purposes of financial aid. This means that MPS students are eligible for government student loans, which generally offer more favorable terms than loans from commercial banks.

The ILR School is not able to offer grants or fellowships for the students in the MPS program. The University reserves financial assistance for full-time students.

Employer Tuition Benefits

Many employers offer full or partial tuition reimbursement for graduate study. The policies regarding this benefit vary greatly: some employers reimburse the employee at the end of each semester, based on grades earned, while other employers will cover tuition costs up front. The Bursar’s office can help arrange the logistics of direct tuition payment from an employer.

For Employees of New York City

Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program

Other Links

For information on student loans

For information on the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit

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