Professional MBA Program Tuition

The Professional MBA from the Daniels College of Business is an investment in your professional and personal growth from which you will reap benefits for years to come. Tuition costs are the same for all students whether they are residents or nonresidents of Colorado.

The core course sequence of 62 credits is a fixed-rate tuition of $1,290 per credit hour. In addition, 8 credit hours of required electives are charged at the regular Daniels rate of $1,199 per credit hour.

Total estimated program cost for students entering in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 is $89,852.
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Tuition is billed quarterly.

Tuition Includes:

  • All required courses.
  • All books and instructional materials for core courses.
  • Travel expenses including transportation, lodging and some meals for the two required trips.
  • Most fees.

Finance Your Degree

  • Employer Reimbursement: The valuable skills you will gain in the program will immediately benefit your company, colleagues and yourself. Many companies understand the value of investing in their employee’s business education and will offer full or partial reimbursement. Contact your company’s human resources department for details.
  • Daniels College of Business Grants: To promote a diverse range of industries in the cohort classes, Daniels provides post acceptance grants in varying amounts to prospective students working in, for example, the nonprofit sector or in under-represented industries. A separate application is not required. For details, contact Kari Graham, 303.871.2639.
  • Merit-based Scholarships: Award offers are selective and based on the GMAT score, GPA, work experience and the admission interview. A separate application is not required.
  • Non-profit Scholarship: Daniels believes in diversity in every sense of the word and strives to attract a population of students whose desire is to affect change in the world through community service and ethical leadership. The non-profit world is one that brings these two ideals together. In order to encourage strong applicants from this sector, Daniels offers the opportunity for scholarship that is specific to this segment.
  • Federal Student Loans: PMBA students at Daniels College of Business can help fund their education through 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: Private educational loans are an additional financing option that students may consider. These loans are made by private lenders to credit worthy borrowers. We recommend students research private lenders and review the terms and conditions of each program prior to securing a private educational loan.
  • Third-Party Scholarships: To help you in your search, 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 Professional 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 Professional MBA students including:

  • Federal direct loans
  • Graduate scholarships
  • Federal Perkins loans
  • Private loans
  • Outside scholarships

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

Am I eligible for financial aid?

Eligibility depends upon the need and/or merit of each individual.

How do I apply?

  • Merit-based scholarships: Do NOT require a separate application; they are offered at the time of acceptance based on your application to a graduate program.
  • Federal loans: See the “Apply for Aid” tab for details.
  • 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?

Several types of financial aid require a completed FAFSA. We recommend that all students complete the FAFSA at 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. The following types of aid require the FAFSA:

  • Federal Direct Loans (U.S. citizens) – The following levels of federal assistance are available:
    • Unsubsidized loan: $20,500
    • No financial need: $20,500 is unsubsidized
  • Perkins Loan – Need and Merit Based (U.S. citizens)
    • Up to $3,000 per year. This is a subsidized loan with a low interest rate.
  • Daniels College of Business Scholarship – Need and Merit Based
    • $1,000 to $6,000 per year. The award amount is based on student GMAT score, GPA and financial need.
  • Graduate Scholarships – Merit Based
    • $3,000–$35,000 one time depending upon which scholarship is awarded and on the student’s academic performance, work experience and community service.

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. 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.

Who can I contact with questions?

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 303.871.4020.


Contact Us

Executive and Professional MBA Programs

Director
Lisa Grassfield
Direct: +1 303.871.3419

Assistant Director
Kari Graham
Direct: +1 303.871.2639

Recruiting and Events
Roberta Nicknish
Direct: +1 303.871.2728
General: +1 303.871.4840