Invest in yourself, your career, and your future

The Illinois capital city School of Public Management and Policy is a highly-ranked public affairs school and an affordable option. All of our programs provide a top-notch education at a reasonable tuition rate per credit hour. For an estimate of your education costs, use the tuition calculator.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are various financial aid opportunities at UIS, including student jobs, assistantships, loans, grants, and scholarships.

Graduate Public Service Internship

Graduate Public Service Interns are involved in shaping public policy, improving governmental effectiveness, and mentoring to enhance their leadership potential. Now in Springfield (including the surrounding area) and Chicago, Illinois!

Cover most of your education costs and earn a monthly stipend. Learn more about the GPSI.

Doctoral Fellowship Program

We are committed to identifying qualified doctoral students for participation in the fellowship program who are interested in the application of high-level analytical and management skills to the design and implementation of public policy.

Cover the majority of your education costs and earn a monthly stipend. Placements can last the duration of the DPA study, with contract renewals being contingent upon Fellowship & DPA degree performance.

Graduate Assistantships

On-campus assistantships offer you opportunities to develop and apply skills in research, curriculum development, data analysis, editing, program evaluation, and coordination of special events.

Illinois Legislative Staff Intern

Experience state government first-hand by working as an Illinois Legislative Staff Intern with the legislative leaders who will shape public policy in Illinois for the next decade.