The Mason Experience

Funding Your Future at Mason

Did you know that 88% of 2021 Mason graduates reported achieving a positive career outcome within six months of graduation? Or that 86% were employed in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., area with a median salary of $70,000? A Mason education pays, and our Office of Student Financial Aid is ready to help you figure out the best way to fund your future here.

If you’re a prospective freshman, the first and most important step to securing funding for your education is submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1. If you’re ineligible for the FAFSA, you can complete the Virginia Alternative State Aid Application (VASA) instead.

Have questions about the FAFSA, VASA, or other financial aid topics? The Office of Student Financial Aid is here to help. Contact them online today. 

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College of Public Health

The College of Public Health (CPH) is one-of-a-kind in Virginia. With their interprofessional approach and dedication to inclusivity, they seek to eliminate disparities and improve the public’s health and well-being across the lifespan. Students can develop their research and gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities, including labs, simulations, and nutrition kitchens. 

With 89% of its graduates acquiring a full-time position, CPH prepares its students for the professional world through practicums and internships with Mason and Partner Clinics, NGOs, nonprofits, healthcare facilities, and corporations. Students can major in Nursing, Global and Community Health, Health Administration and Policy, Nutrition and Food Studies, Rehabilitation Science, and Social Work. 

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College of Public Health

Hear from government officials and Mason leaders on why the introduction of the College of Public Health is so vital to our community. 

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Affording College

More than 66% of Mason students receive some kind of financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, work-study employment, or loans.


With a default rate of only 2.5%, Mason graduates are better positioned than others to pay off their investment.

How to Apply for Financial Aid