MBA Program Tuition and Financial Planning

Tuition has been structured to best serve the individual needs of students within each MBA Program. Click a tab below to learn more about tuition and financial aid opportunities.

Tuition and Fees

The Global MBA program has a fixed tuition rate for the 21-month program. Tuition is due in four equal payments at the beginning of each of the four semesters, and you can take advantage of a monthly billing plan that allows payments to be spread over up to five months for each semester.*

  • Program tuition: $114,120 (Includes many of the costs associated with the Consulting Abroad Project, such as lodging, in-country transportation, many group meals, cultural events and CAP health insurance)

Additional Costs


  • Enrollment Fee: $3000 (Includes GMBA Institute (orientation activities/speakers) and some GWSB co-curricular activities)

  • Matriculation Fee: $100 (charged each entering student)

  • Consulting Abroad Project (CAP) Costs: $2,000 (estimated; may include airfare, some individual meal, visa documents, and immunizations)

  • Student Association Fee: $3.00 per credit hour, up to a maximum of $45.00 per semester.

  • International Student Fee: $45 charged each Fall and Spring to F-1 and J-1 students

  • Registration for Continuous Enrollment or Leave of Absence: $35

  • Registration for Off-Campus and Online Programs: $35 (excluding contract programs)

  • Books: $500.00 (academic year estimate)

  • Student Health Insurance: $3,520 (full-year estimate; optional)

  • Housing: Visit the Graduate Student Housing Options page for information about on-campus and off-campus housing for full-time GW graduate students

*Please visit the Student Accounts Office for a complete list of tuition rates and fees.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees* for the Professional MBA programs are as follows:

  • Cost per Credit: $2,215

  • Required Program Credits: 46.5 or 49.5

Additional Costs

  • Enrollment Fee: $3000

  • Matriculation Fee: $100

  • Student Association Fees: $3.00 per credit hour, up to a maximum of $45.00 per semester

  • Registration Fee: $35 per semester

  • Books: $500.00 (estimate per academic year)

  • Library Fee: $50 (optional)

  • Student Health Insurance: GW offers voluntary comprehensive health insurance through Aetna Student Health. All F-1 and J-1 international students are automatically enrolled. See the Student Health Insurance page for rates and other important information.

*Please visit the Student Accounts Office for a complete list of tuition rates and fees.

Financial Resources

From scholarships and fellowships to loans and work-study arrangements, we offer a wealth of resources to help you finance your degree.

The GW School of Business offers merit-based fellowships to incoming students at the time of admission. While applying to graduate degree programs at GWSB, prospective students may opt in to be automatically considered for all fellowship award opportunities funded by the School of Business, as well as various University-funded tuition awards administered by the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF). Unless otherwise stated, no separate application is required.

In limited circumstances, current students may also be eligible for merit-based tuition fellowship awards.

For more information, explore the GWSB Fellowships and Financial Support page.

The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF) maintains a comprehensive database of GW and external fellowships to support graduate-level study and/or research. Incoming and current students are encouraged to browse the OGSAF website for information about additional merit-based funding opportunities.

U.S. Citizens and eligible noncitizens may qualify for:

  • Federally sponsored education loans through the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Programs
  • Need-based financial assistance through the Federal Work Study Program, which allows students to earn income while working part-time at pre-approved organizations during their program

To apply for federal financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the appropriate deadline using GW’s FAFSA school code: 001444. Please note that students must apply for federal financial aid each academic year.

Visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance for details about eligibility criteria, application steps, and deadlines. Information about alternate private and federal loans is also available.

Employer Discounts

The GW School of Business offers a tuition discount to current employees of the following companies:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Leidos
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Organization of American States (GS/OAS)
  • SAIC

Please note that eligible programs vary by employer. For details about eligibility, conditions, and the application process, visit the Employer Tuition Discounts page.

Nationally recognized as a top military- and veteran-friendly university, GW offers a wealth of services and benefits to student veterans, military personnel, and dependents of the United States Armed Forces. As a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, GW funds tuition expenses exceeding the maximum base pay amount covered through the GI Bill, and its contributions are matched by the Department of Veteran Affairs.

For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program and other education benefits, visit GW Veteran & Military Services (VMS).

The F. David Fowler Career Center supports GWSB student and alumni professional development by providing career management resources, career fairs and expos, and employer information sessions. GWSB students also have access to employment services and resources provided through GW’s Center for Career Services.

Handshake is the official online recruiting platform and event calendar for the F. David Fowler Career Center and the Center for Career Services. To search for jobs and internships, find and register for events, and connect with career coaches, log in to Handshake.

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study Program is a federally-funded and need-based work program that allows GW students to earn income through part-time employment during the academic year at GW and other pre-approved organizations. Graduate students interested in the program must submit the FAFSA and apply through the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

The Center for Career Services provides awarded students assistance with finding positions. Visit the Center for Career Services for information about the Federal Work Study Program at GW.

International Students

Students studying at GW on F-1 or J-1 visas may have additional restrictions on their employment due to visa regulations. F-1 Students are required to obtain Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization from the International Services Office for all paid, off-campus internships and employment. GW-sponsored J-1 Exchange Visitors are required to obtain employment authorization for all employment, whether on-campus or off-campus.

For more information about the CPT application process, see GWSB Global & Experiential Education’s Curricular Practical Training page.

For information about how your visa status may affect your employment options, please visit the International Services Office.

The Student Accounts Office manages all student accounts and processes student bills, refunds, disbursements, payment plan enrollment, employer reimbursements, third party billing, and financial holds. For inquiries regarding your Student eBill, tuition and fees, or payment options and due dates, visit the Student Accounts Office.