Executive MBA Program Tuition

The Daniels Executive MBA program’s fixed tuition lets you focus on your classes rather than the cost-per-credit hour. Tuition costs are the same for all students whether they are residents or non-residents of Colorado. 

Total estimated program cost for those entering Spring (March) 2017 or Fall (September) 2017 is $88,800.
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Tuition is billed quarterly.

Tuition Includes:

  • All required courses for the duration of the program (18 months)
  • All books and other related instructional materials
  • Many meals or snacks during class days
  • Travel expenses including airfare, lodging and some meals for the two required trips (Team Sail Weekend and International Travel Seminar)
  • All fees except a $4 per-credit-hour University of Denver technology fee

Finance Your Degree

How you’ll fund your graduate education will be a strong factor in your decision to enroll. We encourage you to do your research early in the process. For an overview of various financing approaches, view the Graduate Management Admissions Council’s website.

  • Corporate Support: When looking to fund your graduate education, start with your employer. Company tuition support policies vary greatly, ranging from an established per-year tuition benefit to full sponsorship based being identified as high-potential employee in your organization.

    Before having a critical conversation with your employer, make sure that you are well-versed in the unique benefits an EMBA program can bring you, and your organization. Demonstrating that you will take value back to your organization is key. Take time to come to campus, and consult with a member of our admissions team. We can help you formulate a case for employer support.

  • Loans: Even as a high-income earner, you are eligible for federal student loans. All federal loans require the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. For more information, visit the University of Denver, Office of Financial Aid. Private educational loans are also offered by private lenders to credit-worthy borrowers.
  • Tax Savings: Individuals in certain categories may be eligible for tax savings. While the University of Denver cannot advise you on this, we can provide you general information on ‘taxable fringe benefit’ deductions, so that you may consult your own financial professional.
  • Scholarship Consideration and Other Support: To promote a diverse range of industries in the EMBA cohort, Daniels provides a limited number of post acceptance scholarships (or grants) in varying amounts to students working in, for example, the nonprofit sector, the military, or in under-represented groups and industries. Contact us for more information.

    To help you in your search for third-party scholarship, the University of Denver’s Office of Financial Aid has developed a scholarship search tool.

Financial Aid FAQ

Below are frequently asked questions about financing a Daniels Executive MBA. Our staff is available to answer any additional questions.

What type of financial aid is available?

There are several forms of financial aid available to graduate students including:

  • Daniels Business of College Grants
  • Employer reimbursement
  • Student loans

Please see the “Finance Your Degree” tab for more information.

How do I apply?

  • Daniels Business of College grants: Do NOT require a separate application; they are offered at the time of acceptance based on your application to the EMBA program.
  • Federal loans: For more information, visit the University of Denver, Office of Financial Aid.
  • Third-party loans and scholarships: Application requirements and deadlines vary. Check with the loan or scholarship provider for details.

When should I apply?

The FAFSA is available January 1 for the following academic year. The priority deadline for applying for financial aid is March 1 for new graduate students and April 1 for continuing graduate students. Because financial aid funds are limited, students who complete their applications in a timely manner are more likely to maximize financial aid resources. Funding for certain awards may not be available as time passes.

Merit-based scholarships and assistantships from Daniels are awarded upon acceptance of your application; therefore, you are encouraged to apply early.

Which financial aid REQUIRES the FAFSA?

Federal Direct Loans and Federal Perkins Loans require a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We recommend that students complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov in case such assistance is needed. The application process for financial aid typically takes four to six weeks, so do not wait to be admitted before submitting the FAFSA.

How can I find out about third-party scholarships and loans?

The websites below contain information about scholarships and loans for business students:

To our knowledge, these sites provide FREE information and/or service. If this is not the case, please notify the Rifkin Center for Student Services at 303.871.4193.

Does Daniels have an employer-reimbursement program?

Yes, Daniels has an employer-reimbursement program and encourages employees and employers to utilize this option. The reimbursement program allows students to defer payment until after final grades have been distributed each quarter. For more information, view the Employer Reimbursed Payments section of the Bursar’s Office website.

Is the University of Denver approved by the Veterans Administration for tuition benefits?

Yes, the University of Denver has been approved by the Veterans Administration for all degree programs. Benefits are paid to all eligible veterans and military service people who are candidates in degree programs. Veterans’ benefits pay approximately one-third to one-half of the total cost of tuition and fees. It is possible to collect benefits along with other financial aid, scholarships and employee reimbursements. Contact the veteran’s representative in the Registrar’s Office at 303.871.4083.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Lisa Grassfield
Direct: +1 303.871.3419