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.

Cost of attendance

Information on financing your Evening MBA

Information on financing your Full-Time MBA

For additional information please email or call 303-492-8397 


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 merit scholarship awards. Full-time MBA applicants may also be considered for named scholarship awards (Complete the essay(s) within the online application by February to be considered for named awards)

  • Barney Ford Diversity
  • Gender Equity and Leadership
  • High Growth Venture (HGV) Fellowship
  • Robert H. and Beverly A. Deming Center for Entrepreneurship Scholarship

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.

Teaching and research assistantships

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.

Loan funding

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 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

Direct Loans
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 6% after 7/1/17.

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 7% after 7/1/17.

Private Loans
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:

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