Tuition & Financial Aid | Healthcare Administration


The Master of Healthcare Administration program is offered at $764 per credit hour for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.

Year One
Fall Semester 2016 9 credits
Spring Semester 2017 9 credits
Summer Semester 2017 7 credits
Year Two
Fall Semester 2017 9 credits
Spring Semester 2018 9 credits
Summer Semester 2018 5 credits

Additional Expenses to consider

Books and Laptop Computer |  approximately $3,800 (for entire program)

Transportation Expense | approximately $100 per month

Background Check and Drug Screen

Scholarship Opportunities

MHA Alumni Recommendation Scholarship
Supervisor Recommendation Scholarship
Pacific University Alumni Scholarship

For more information about the scholarship process, please contact Emily McDaniel in Graduate Admissions.

Federal and Alternative Loan Options

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You can fill out a web-based version at FAFSA and will find step-by-step instructions are provided on this site. Filling out the FAFSA online allows you to get your Student Aid Report (SAR) sooner than with the paper application and your FAFSA will be more accurate, since the online form has built-in edit checks to catch simple errors. It is very important that you submit this form to the federal government as soon as possible after Jan. 1. Be sure to have a copy sent to Pacific University (Federal School Code 003212). Do not wait to be accepted into the program to apply for financial aid and do not wait until you have filed your income tax returns with the IRS. You should either estimate your income — you will have a chance to correct errors later — or complete your tax return early. If you wait, it will delay processing. The following sources of financial aid are available to MHA students, though not all students will be eligible to receive all types of aid:

Federal Stafford Unsubsidized Loans

This loan is a federal loan with a current interest rate of 5.84%. (Percentage based on the 2015-2016 financial aid year, subject to change.)   The maximum yearly amount of Direct Unsubsidized loan for an MHA student is $37,167 a year.

Alternative Loans

These are loans offered by lenders and institutions for educational expenses. These loans are not guaranteed student loans. Lenders and institutions have varying credit approval criteria that must be met by loan applicants. These loans have a variable interest rate.

Federal Graduate Plus Loans

These loans are also offered by lenders and institutions for educational expenses and have varying credit approval criteria that must be met by the loan applicants. These loans are fixed at 8.5 percent (2009).

If you have any questions about financial aid, budgeting, repayment, or other education-related financial concerns, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 503-352-2222 OR 877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2222.