Are you interested in furthering your career in government or nonprofit service? Need a streamlined program that fits into your work and family schedule? The Master of Public Administration - The Online Option has just what you're looking for - a Master of Public Administration online degree program.
There are two categories of students who may wish to enroll in on-line courses: those who reside in the state of Colorado (and who thus are eligible for in-state tuition) and those who don't (and would, if resident at UCD, have to pay out-of-state tuition).
In-state students include those who normally attend courses on the UCD campus and also those who live in Colorado but at a considerable distance from the Auraria location. If you are in either of these groups, you should simply register for your courses, following the instructions at the beginning of the course schedule.
You should be aware that there is a special On-line Course Fee of $100 for EACH course you take, and On-line Courses are treated separately from regular courses. If you take more than three face-to-face courses, additional courses are at reduced or no fee -- but on-line courses do not count in this calculation.
(As you probably know, you need to be admitted to one of the SPA graduate programs -- or registered as a nondegree student -- in order to be given a PIN number, which is used in the registration process.)
Click here to watch the SPA Online Registration Video
Beginning Summer 2012, the way the University of Colorado Denver charges tuition will change for out-of-state students in online classes. Non-resident UCD students without a Colorado mailing address will be eligible for a scholarship when taking online classes.
In previous semesters, out-of-state students eligible for tuition discounts were expected to enroll in a specific section of an online class. This created confusion for students because it was not always clear which sections were specifically created for out-of-state students. We have decided to eliminate this extra step for our online classes and automate the out-of-state discount in the form of a scholarship for eligible students.
Now when you enroll in an online course, your tuition rate will include two lines on your bill: the regular out-of-state tuition rate, and a scholarship for out-of-state students enrolling in online class sections. The end result will be the same - that you will still be charged the discounted tuition price that you are used to paying. However, you will now be charged a $8/credit hour Information Technology fee and a $2/credit hour Student Information System fee. This was a campus decision and all in-state students have already been paying this fee for online courses.
All you have to do is enroll in the online section. You won't have to apply for the scholarship - all of that will be taken care of for you. The scholarship will automatically be applied to your student bill as soon as eligibility and enrollment are confirmed.
Who is eligible?
You are eligible for the scholarship if you meet the following criteria:
- Non-resident status
- No Colorado mailing address
- Enrolled in a graduate-level online class
When will I find out exactly what tuition will be charged to me? Remember, the tuition line on your bill will reflect regular non-resident tuition rates. The scholarship amount will also appear on your tuition bill as a second line and will decrease the total amount you owe for the online course.
Do I have to do anything to apply or ensure my eligibility?
No! We will apply the scholarship to ALL eligible students' bills automatically. You don't have to do a thing.
What do I do if the scholarship doesn't appear on my bill?
Because this is a new process, there may be rare instances when the scholarship amount does not appear on your initial bill. Don't worry - your bill will be updated and you will be reimbursed for any amount paid above the discounted rate.
Should I register early?
We encourage you to register as early as possible to ensure a space in the class. Please contact your student advisor if you are unable to register in the course for any reason.
Discounted tuition rates typically change annually (beginning with the fall semester) and are published here.
Where do I buy my books for online courses or obtain ISBN numbers?
Go to www.aurariabooks.com for textbook look up by course number and title.