Financial Aid

Many sources of financial aid exist to help you invest in your educational and career goals. Merit-based scholarships, educational loans, graduate assistantships and campus work programs are available to eligible students. A monthly payment program is also available.

Merit-based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships range from 10% to 100% of tuition. All applicants admitted to a full-time format of the Willamette MBA program are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships based on GMAT or GRE score, undergraduate grade point average, experience, potential, and ability to contribute to the learning experience of the Atkinson School.

Applicants interested in maximum consideration for scholarship assistance are urged to complete the application process as soon as possible. Approximately 60% of students enrolled in one of the full-time formats of the Willamette MBA receive merit-based scholarship assistance.

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Educational Loans

Loans provide students the opportunity to cover their educational, living and personal expenses while completing their MBA. Loans make it possible for students to invest in a future of expanded career opportunities and increased earning power. Loans are also the most common source of financial assistance for MBA students.

Most U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be eligible to fully cover estimated expenses through the Direct Unsubsidized Loan program and the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan program.

International students may be eligible for private educational loans such as the Discover MBA Loan or private credit-based educational loans.

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Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships provide the opportunity to work a few hours a week for a professor at an hourly wage of $12.00 - $13.50 per hour while attending the MBA program. 

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Monthly Payment Plan

Payment plans for fall semester are available for enrollment in July once fall semester charges have posted. Spring plans will become available in December as soon as spring charges post. Each semester you have the choice of setting up a payment plan of 5, 4 or 3 payments, with the final payment for each one being due in time to register for the following semester. If you prefer to spread your payments out over the course of 12 months, you will need to make estimated payments in May and June, prior to the start of the academic year. Student Access

The enrollment fee is $30 per semester for a total of $60 for the year. There are no finance charges, however a $50 fee is incurred for late payments.

For additional details about payment plans and how to sign up, please contact the Student Accounts Office