Tuition & Financial Aid | Healthcare Administration


The Master of Healthcare Administration program is offered at $742 per credit hour.

Over 48 credit hours, total tuition does not exceed $35,616 for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.

Tuition rates are contingent on final Board of Trustees approval in March 2016.


Year One
Fall Semester 2014 9 credits
Spring Semester 2015 9 credits
Summer Semester 2015 7 credits
Year Two
Fall Semester 2015 9 credits
Spring Semester 2016 9 credits
Summer Semester 2016 5 credits

Additional Expenses

Books and Laptop Computer |  approximately $3,800 (for entire program)
Transportation Expense | approximately $100 per month

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 Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) Stafford Loans

Master's students can borrow up to $20,400 in a combination of subsidized and unsubsidized loans. Funds are provided by participating lenders and the interest rate is fixed at 6.8 percent (2009).

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.