Tuition and Fees

Pursuing an MBA is one of the world's best educational investments. It is an opportunity to gain the knowledge and experience that will provide a new set of possibilities for your future. Pure and simple -- it is a personal and financial investment in your future.

Willamette University provides an exceptional MBA education at a manageable cost. Forbes magazine has twice ranked the Willamette MBA as one of the top 75 MBA programs in the U.S. for Return on Investment (ROI), Business Week ranks the program as one of the top MBA programs in the U.S., and U.S. listed the Willamette MBA program as one of the 10 least expensive private college/university MBA programs in the U.S.

Tuition for 2015-16 for students enrolled full-time in the Willamette MBA program for early career and career change students (includes MBA, JD/MBA, BA/MBA, and Accelerated programs) will be $37,600 for the academic year ($18,800 for fall semester 2015 and $18,800 for spring semester 2016).  

Most Willamette MBA students invest in their education with the help of loans, scholarships, savings and/or family resources, income from internships, and the convenience of the monthly payment program.

Estimated Expenses for the 2015-16 Academic Year
Full-Time Tuition (academic year) $37,600
Books $1,200
Student Body Fee $80
Health Center Fee $100
Health Insurance (est for 12 months coverage) * $1,878
Living Expenses * $8,000 to $12,000
Total Estimated Educational & Living Expenses for 2015-16 * $48,858 to $52,858

* The estimated budget for full-time MBA students includes the estimated costs of tuition, books, fees, health insurance and living expenses (living expenses include room, board and personal expenses). Tuition, books and fees are common costs among students. Living expenses vary with the lifestyle choices of each student. The cost of health insurance can be waived if you have comparable coverage. For complete information about health insurance visit the student health insurance web page.  The health insurance fee shown reflects the 2014-14 premium.  The premium for 2015-16 is still being finalized.
Students are also required to have a laptop computer. The cost to purchase the required laptop can be included in your financial aid budget.

Tuition generally increases each academic year. The second year of study also includes a $50 fee for renting graduation regalia.

Return on Investment

Forbes magazine lists the Willamette MBA as one of the  "Top 75 MBA Programs" for ROI (return on investment).

Affordable Tuition

U.S. recently listed the Willamette MBA as one of the 10 least expensive private college/university MBA programs in the U.S.

Financial Assistance

Applicants seeking financial assistance (scholarships, loans, etc.) for their MBA education are encouraged to participate in financial aid programs.

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. Visit the TMS website at for more information.

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