Full-Time MBA Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid
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Tuition and fees for one year are outlined below. Please note that several expenses are one-time expenses and are not incurred during the second year of the program. The cost of a laptop, books and supplies will vary greatly depending on individual needs.
If you are currently serving as active duty military or think that you might qualify for in-state residency, please visit the William & Mary Domicile site to determine if you are eligible for Virginia residency for tuition purposes.
2018-2019 Tuition and Expenses
Tuition and fees
Miscellaneous (transportation, medical, etc.)
Books and Supplies (estimated)
W&M MBA Accounting and Quantitative Boot Camp (one-time expense)
Orientation Program Fee (one-time non-refundable expense)
MBAA Dues (one-time expense)
* If you are an international candidate, please account for a one-time expense of $130 for International Student Orientation and an additional $65 per semester for ongoing International Student Services.
Scholarships and Assistantships
Every new entering student is automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, leadership awards and graduate assistantship.
This designation includes a two-year scholarship that covers Full-Time MBA tuition. McGlothlin Scholars are students that have demonstrated academic excellence and strong leadership skills and have the capability to become extraordinary contributors to our program.
This designation includes a two-year scholarship that covers Full-Time MBA tuition. Mason Scholars are expected to contribute to our program through leadership and community service, and to inspire excellence in others.
Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
This prestigious award includes a two-year scholarship that covers Full-Time MBA tuition for a candidate who was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Society (BGS) and who demonstrates outstanding professionalism and leadership potential. All BGS members will be considered for the award at the time of admission, please indicate BGS Membership on your resume. BGS Scholarship recipients will be required to present their membership certificate upon enrollment. While only one BGS Scholarship will be granted per academic year, all BGS members are encouraged to apply and are eligible to compete for all generous merit-based awards available at the Mason School.
Peace Corps' Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.
Returning Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) are eligible for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. This program will provide scholarship support ranging from half to full tuition, based on merit qualifications. Coverdell Fellows will be required to participate in an internship per the guidelines on the Peace Corps Website. To redeem, contact the Admissions Office prior to submitting your electronic application. Coverdell Fellows are still eligible for additional scholarship funding & Graduate Assistant opportunities beyond the 50% baseline support.
PROSPANICA: The Association of Hispanic Professionals
Several scholarships per academic year will cover part or full tuition. Applicants must be U.S. residents or permanent residents and have minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) from either a bachelor's or master's degree. Preference may be given, but is not limited to, students of Hispanic heritage or students with a demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community.
Graduate Assistantships (GAs) offer students an excellent opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on valuable research or on projects with administrative units in the Mason School of Business. Some of these assistantships may permit out-of-state and international students to pay tuition at the in-state level, which is a substantial cost savings. A modest research stipend accompanies most assistantships. Although assistantship designations are made at the time of admission, they typically take place only in the students' second year of the Full-Time MBA program.
Note: All scholarship recipients are required to achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to maintain award status.
Many students utilize loans to finance a portion of their MBA education. Loan eligibility for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents is determined by the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. Entering U.S. MBA students submitting their FAFSA to the Department of Education before March 1 will be given first priority in determining loan eligibility.
Loans for International Students
International applicants interested in student loan programs should investigate private loan programs in their home countries as well as in the U.S. The College of William & Mary's Office of Financial Aid has information available on their website for private loans for international students who have access to a qualified co-signer.
Please consider external organizations who offer financial support for international candidates such as MPOWER Financing.