Financial Aid & Scholarships


The Illinois MHA Program provides scholarships ranging from $1,000-$10,000 based on merit and/or need. There is no separate scholarship application. The application materials a student submits for admission are used to determine scholarship awards.

In order to be eligible to be considered for a scholarship, student applications must be submitted by the priority deadline of March 1st.

Students who are offered a scholarship will be notified by early March.


Like many professional degree programs, the MHA program is self-supporting and does not offer or accept tuition waivers*. However, there are still opportunities for financial assistance which can include:

  • Program-specific scholarships (see above)
  • The Scholarship Finder document provides access to potential awards and scholarships that may be of interest (tailored towards students within the program). Click here to learn more
  • Other scholarships (general list)
  • Graduate hourly positions offered on-campus (e.g. graders, research) that are willing to support an hourly position instead of providing a waiver or stipend)
  • Paid internships during the summer Applied Practice Experience (internship)
  • On-campus or off-campus employment
  • Other Financial Aid (see the Office of Student Financial Aid)

*The MHA program honors statutory waivers which are authorized by the State of Illinois legislation.

Contact Information

  • MHA Program
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-244-1075
  • Email: