The decision to invest in your graduate education is an important step toward meeting your future goals. Evening MBA students typically use a combination of company-sponsored tuition support and educational loans to fund their educational endeavors.

Estimated Expenses

Tuition for the class enrolling in May 2024 is estimated at $59,400* for the 42 credit program, billed in six equal installments of $9,900.  Tuition is not expected to change during the two-year program, and unforeseen situations may cause a tuition increase.

*Subject to change

Financial Aid

If you are interested in receiving financial assistance through federal loan programs you should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Follow the instructions provided to secure a “PIN” number and save the number for further use. The University of Colorado Boulder treats the summer term as the final semester of the academic year. Therefore, to receive financial aid for the summer of 2024, it is necessary to complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA. For the 2024-2025 academic year, complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA.

Note: If you are interested in receiving federal funding for the summer of 2024, you should complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA as soon as possible.

Quick Steps to Financial Aid

  1. Complete the appropriate FAFSA using your Federal PIN to sign the form online.
  2. Once completed online the FAFSA processors will send to CU-Boulder electronically. The CU/Boulder school code is 001370.
  3. Accept the loan amounts you wish to receive for each semester. Complete the master promissory note by going to www.studentloans.gov using your FAFSA PIN number.
  4. Financial aid for the Evening MBA program is managed by the Division of Continuing Education. For more information, please contact a Financial Aid Advisor at 303.492.5091, or at cefinaid@colorado.edu.

Company Reimbursement

Many of our Evening MBA students receive some educational reimbursement support from their employers. Note: While the program takes two years to complete, you might be eligible for three calendar years of financial support from your employer. Be sure to investigate these opportunities through your company's human resources department.

Tuition for CU-Boulder Employees

The Leeds School of Business is supportive of our CU Employees. If you are an employee who has been with CU for at least one year in a position of more than 50% time and you plan to begin your graduate degree with us, reach out for more information.

Evening MBA Scholarship Opportunities 2023-24

All applicants are considered for merit scholarships by the admissions committee. A list of the generous donors and scholarships you will automatically be considered for are listed below.

Anne Dupont Endowed Scholarship: Gives preference to graduate students who are active in the Office of Diversity Affairs or End the Gap programming. Scholarships are awarded for one year and are potentially renewable.

Barney and Julie Feinblum Endowed Scholarship

Daniel A. Kind Fellowship: To provide scholarships to MBA students who have earned an undergraduate degree in a recognized engineering discipline with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Leeds Board Diversity Equity & Inclusion Scholarship: The purpose of this scholarship is to support graduate students from underrepresented communities at the Leeds School of Business. 

Leeds-Delgado Celebrating Las Diferencias Graduate Scholarship: To provide graduate scholarship awards for full-time, part-time, one-year masters and hybrid students with preference towards students who have participated in End the Gap or other gender equity programming, students with a demonstrated interest or intended career path in humane education and/or sustainability and students who are vegans or interested in plant-based eating.

Puerner Scholarship:  For students pursuing a part-time MBA program.

 

Special Scholarships with additional requirements

The Leeds School of Business offers scholarships that require a separate application, consisting of an essay submission. To apply, you must first have an active Leeds Graduate Application. More information and the specific essay prompt for each scholarship will be available later this fall in the application and the application status portal.

The Leeds School of Business recommends that eligible students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In situations where need is a requirement for scholarship consideration, FAFSA will be consulted.

Barney Ford Diversity Scholarship*: Created to increase student diversity in the MBA program. Provides additional scholarship support to students from diverse backgrounds thereby enhancing the quality and variety of the program discourse. This award is funded by contributions from current students, faculty, staff, and alumni through an annual spring semester fundraising event. Open to incoming full time and part time MBA students. Separate essay due by February 1, 2024.

Hummel Family Foundation Graduate Scholarship*: This fund provides financial support for incoming graduate students at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. Applicants must demonstrate serious financial need to be considered for this award.  You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for need-based award consideration (US. Citizens or Permanent Residents only) no later than March 1st.  Preference will be given to previous Federal Pell Grant recipients.  Applications from previous Hummel recipients will be prioritized.  Separate essay due by February 1, 2024.

Mel and Marcy Balaguer Scholarship*: This fund will be used to provide scholarship support to underrepresented students. Underrepresented students include those students from socioeconomic backgrounds who are historically underrepresented in the field of business, and/or students who have faced unusual adversity. Scholarships will be awarded for up to two years if the students remain in good academic standing. Financial need will be considered in the awarding of these scholarships. Separate essay due by February 1, 2024.

Nobue Katsushige Trafton Memorial Scholarship*: Nobue Katsushige Trafton, a Japanese-American women who was a strong proponent of education. She originally wanted to be in a medical field but could not afford the cost of her education. In memorial, this scholarship is intended for students who have the desire for, but not the means to pursue a graduate degree. Separate essay due by February 1, 2024.

Rebecca Adamson Indigenous Rights & Business Scholarship*: Supports increasing awareness and positive action for Indigenous Peoples rights. This scholarship is open to incoming full-time MBA students or part-time MBA students who belong to a federally recognized American Indian tribe or who demonstrate a commitment to American Indian communities. Separate essay due by February 1, 2024.