Graduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid

Financial Aid Options

College of Public Health applicants and current students have several options for financial support:

  • Grants and scholarships - this is money you do not have to pay back.
  • Loans - subsidized, unsubidized, and private loans are available through a variety of sources.
  • Work - eligible students can apply for positions through the Federal Work Study Program.

The College of Public Health also offers scholarships to qualified students in specific programs. Visit the links below to learn more.

For domestic US students, the search for financial aid should begin with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This application establishes eligibility for federally-supported grants, loans, and work study positions. 


Learn how to send your FAFSA information to UK

CPH Donor-Funded Scholarships

A determination of the type and amount of each award is made by the College's Student Financial Support Subcommittee. You should be aware that due to limited funding and the quality of applicants, this process is expected to be very competitive.

Medical Center/Provost Office Scholarships

To qualify, you must meet the eligibility requirements (the requirements will populate once you select your major below) based on your academic level (undergraduate, masters, or doctoral).

Student Travel Scholarships

Applications are due no later than the 15th of each month prior to the month of travel (or the next business day if the office is closed)

Master of Health Administration Financial Aid

A growing number of scholarships, tuition grants, and part-time assistantships in local healthcare organizations are available for highly-qualified applicants to UK’s MHA Program.

Graduate Assistantship, Scholarship, & Fellowship Opportunities

The College of Public Health in conjunction with the Graduate School has a limited number of assistantships, scholarships, and fellowship opportunities for the academic year.

To be eligible for any opportunities offered by the College please answer “Yes” as indicated on the financial assistance portion of your SOPHAS application.

For information concerning opportunities offered by the Graduate School, please visit

For student jobs offered through the University of Kentucky, please visit

UK Graduate School Fellowship Opportunities

Additional Financial Aid Resources to Consider

As we become aware of external scholarship opportunities, we will share them here. Bookmark this page, as new opportunities will be added as they become known.

Please note that an “external scholarship” refers to funds that are awarded by agencies outside of the University of Kentucky. Neither the UK Office of Student Financial Aid nor the UK College of Public Health has a role in the application or selection processes for these awards, and cannot guarantee their terms or conditions. As always, it’s important to remember that an application does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship. But you can't receive a scholarship if you don't apply!