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Tuition and budget

The MHA/MPH student cost of attendance budget is based on an academic year that consists of three terms. Your financial aid is determined by your course load each term and your enrollment status. You must maintain at least a half-time status for financial aid eligibility and each term you must apply for funds.

Each student is allowed to receive funding (from all resources i.e.: loans, scholarships, etc.) up to the budget. Federal guidelines were utilized and the amount represents the maximum funding you can receive. See term budget below.

To be eligible for financial aid, you must register for at least 5 credit hours per term. Financial aid awards cannot be estimated until you have registered for courses.

Des Moines University is a private institution and has the same tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.

Changes on financial aid disbursement

From the financial aid office: All federal financial aid will be disbursed to the school two business days following the drop deadline date, reference the course calendar for specific drop deadline date.

From the business office: Any credit balance that would result from the financial aid being applied to tuition charges will be refunded within three business day of the date applied.

Calculating your budget

The total cost of attendance budget is the maximum amount of resources (i.e.-scholarships, loans, grants, etc.) that a student may receive.  If a student receives a late award (loan, scholarship, grant, etc.) the financial aid package is recalculated.

Keep in mind that according to Federal regulations, the budget is constructed for a single student only.

Cost of attendance budget (for 3 months)

Budget subject to change.

Living expenses Full-time student
9 or more credit hours)
Half-time student
(5-8 credit hours)
$1,905 $953
$345 $173
$219 $110
$975 $488
$900 $450
Educational supplies Full-time student Half-time student
Books/handouts/copying $450 $225
Tuition and fees Full-time student Half-time student
Tuition $560 per credit hour $560 per credit hour
Estimated fees withheld from loans $105 $53

MHA Residency fee will be added if registered.

Past Year

Download the 2013-2014 Cost of Attendance Budget