The decision to invest in your graduate education is an important step toward achieving your goals. Below is cost and financial aid information for the full-time MBA and Evening MBA Programs at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The following is a nine-month budget for the current academic year (2015-2016, fall and spring semesters) for Colorado resident and non-resident students. This budget is prepared by the Office of Financial Aid and includes tuition and required fees, along with estimated living expenses and other costs, in an attempt to represent the full cost of attendance for the academic year.
Tuition Reduction for CU Employees
The Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder is pleased to offer a 20% tuition reduction for CU-Boulder employees enrolled in the Evening MBA program. For the class enrolling in May 2016, the total Evening MBA tuition is $49,800 for the two-year program, charged in six equal installments of $8,300. The CU-Boulder employee reduction will cover $9,960 of the total Evening MBA program cost ($1,660 per semester). The student is responsible for the remaining $39,840 of the Evening MBA tuition.
Scholarships for CU Boulder Employees
Additionally, there is a special scholarship program for University of Boulder campus employees that provides up to four scholarships each year to qualified Boulder employees. This scholarship covers approximately 75% of the $49,800 two-year tuition.
The Leeds School of Business offers merit scholarship awards to select admitted candidates to the MBA program. All applicants are automatically considered for Leeds School of Business scholarship awards. MBA applicants may also be considered for additional scholarship awards (Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, Diversity, NSHMBA University Partnership) when submitting the online application for admission. Applicants are encouraged to apply in the first or second round of the admissions process for best consideration for scholarship awards.
Evening MBA students are also eligible for limited scholarship funding. Priority for those awards is given to students who are not receiving tuition support from their employers.
The Leeds School of Business does not offer teaching or research assistantships for first year students. Second year students who have established high levels of achievement in their core courses may be chosen by faculty for paid teaching assistantships for first-year MBA core courses or for research positions.
Eligible MBA students may apply for federal financial aid in the form of student loans. To apply you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.FAFSA.ed.gov for the appropriate academic year as soon as possible. The priority deadline for financial aid consideration at the University of Colorado at Boulder is March 1. For more information contact the Office of Financial Aid at 303.492.5091, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Direct Loans are fixed-rate student loans for graduate students attending a college or university at least half time. Eligible graduate students may borrow Direct Unsubsidized Loans that have a loan limit of $20,500 per year and a current fixed interest rate of 5.84% after July 1, 2015.
Graduate Plus Loans
Graduate PLUS student loans are also unsubsidized and require a credit check. The yearly limit on a Graduate PLUS Loan is equal to your cost of attendance minus any other financial aid you receive. Graduate PLUS loans have a current fixed interest rate of 6.84% after July 1, 2015.
For students who are not eligible for federal loans (international students), or who need additional assistance beyond the federal loan programs, there are a variety of private lenders who offer loan options for graduate study. More information on international student loans and graduate financial aid is available at: