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Tuition and Financing

The program fee for the one year program includes instruction, textbooks, electronic course materials, career services, global immersion experience (room and board, but not flight), parking, hosted social functions, student activity fees and registration service.

Round Deadline Receive Notification Enrollment Deadline
1* October 15, 2024 December 1, 2024 December 15, 2024
2** January 15, 2025 March 1, 2025 March 15, 2025
3 April 1, 2025 April 15, 2025 May 1, 2025

*To qualify for $20,000 early application scholarship, applicants must submit completed application with all required documents by October 15, 2024, and upon acceptance to the program make a $5,500 non-refundable deposit by December 15, 2024.

**Round 2 is the final application option for international applicants.

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Deposit amount and due date $5,500 due December 15, 2024 $5,500 due March 15, 2025 $5,500 due May 1, 2025
Tuition installment due June 1, 2025 $25,125 $30,125 $30,125
Tuition installment due September 1, 2025 $25,125 $30,125 $30,125
Tuition installment due January 1, 2026 $25,125 $30,125 $30,125
Tuition installment due April 1, 2026 $25,125 $30,125 $30,125
Total tuition $106,000 $126,000 $126,000

Financing Your MBA

In our efforts to provide access to all students with financial needs, for completed applications received on or before October 15, 2024, a $20,000 early application scholarship will be applied. To qualify, applicant must submit completed application with all required documents no later than by October 15, 2024 and upon acceptance to the program make a $5,500 non-refundable deposit by December 15, 2024. The deposit will be applied towards the tuition balance.

Many GEMBA students are sponsored by their employers, but others finance their education through personal funds, private loans, and private outside scholarships. In addition, U.S. students are eligible to claim tax education credits.

For company sponsored attendees, a letter of support from an employer on behalf of a candidate plays an important role in the admissions process. Support can be in the form of financing, work relief, and/or job guarantee. According to an HBR article, Why Companies Should Pay for Employees to Further Their Education, there are many ways companies could reap ROI from their investment. In today’s workforce, the ability to recruit and retain good talent is critically important for the future of the organization. If a candidate to the GEMBA program is nominated and sponsored by their organization, be sure to submit a letter from the employer explaining how and why the candidate is being supported.

The employer letter of support should be written by the candidate’s manager and include the following items:

  • Candidate’s length of service with the company
  • Candidate’s role and responsibilities
  • Explanation of how the candidate (and company) will benefit from attending the GEMBA Program.
  • Statement of financial support and/or time away from the company
  • The letter should be prepared on company letterhead and include the manager’s telephone and email address.

Review a sample Employer Letter of Support.

We encourage students to apply for outside (private) scholarships. FastWeb, Accredited Schools Online, OnlineMBA Review, Scholarships.com, and other scholarship search engine sites are helpful to begin researching scholarship opportunities.
Applicants who are U.S. citizens, eligible noncitizens of the United States with a valid Social Security Number (SSN) and who are not in default on a prior federal student loan may apply for federal loans. Foreign residents may apply for a private MBA loan with a U.S. citizen co-signer.

Maximum you can borrow: $20,500 USD

Determined from FAFSA results.
Maximum you can borrow: Up to cost of attendance (minus other aid).

View UW Student Loan Program Chart.

  • Private loans are another resource available to cover your educational expenses. We strongly encourage qualified students to exhaust all federal loan options before applying for private loans. Unlike private loans, federal loans are required by law to provide flexible payment options, income-based repayment, and loan forgiveness benefits.
  • We recognize that not all students qualify for federal loans. International students can qualify for private loans with a creditworthy U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident co-signer. International students may also want to investigate private educational loans available from their home countries.
  • You are encouraged to do independent research and can borrow from any lender you prefer.
Non-U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents are not eligible to apply for U.S. federal financial aid. International students are encouraged to pursue private educational loans available from their home country. In some cases, international students may also be eligible for private U.S. loans with a U.S. citizen co-signer.

UW’s International Student Services office provides information on Financial Assistance for International Students. Additional resources are available at eduPASS and IEFA.

As a veteran, current active-duty member, or a dependent of military personnel, you may be entitled to VA benefits to fund your education. These benefits may include funding for tuition and fees, housing, books, and meals. For more information on financing your MBA through VA funding, please contact [email protected] or visit the UW Veteran’s Center website.

The IRS provides both tax credits and deductions that may be taken to reduce the federal income tax burden for eligible students. Tax savings are dependent on your personal situation, and students should check with their personal accountant to determine whether their tuition payments qualify as a tax deduction. For detailed information on the education tax credits and eligibility, visit the UW Student Fiscal Services website.