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

Willamette offers a deferred payment program through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). This interest-free payment plan offers students a program through which educational expenses for the year can be spread out over 8, 10 or 12 months. This monthly payment plan option has a $75 application fee for the year. Under this plan you divide your net expenses for the entire year by 8, 10 or 12 to determine your monthly payment. Please visit the TMS website at