Tuition & Aid // Part-Time MBA

Tuition & Aid

Tuition and fees vary based on program, residential status, and other factors.

Residency Eligibility

State residency is determined by the University of Pittsburgh based on information you provide on your application. Your invoice will indicate your classification. A student classified as out of state will also receive instructions on how to appeal the classification, provided the student’s circumstances fall within the University’s guidelines. For details, please view the University Tuition Eligibility Guidelines

Cost of Attendance

An MBA students’ budget, or “cost of attendance,” refers to the total amount of education related expenses that a student can expect to incur in a typical year as a Katz student. Educational costs include:

  • Program tuition
  • Fees
  • Books
  • Living expenses

The cost of attendance represents the maximum amount that a student can receive in financial aid, including scholarships, educational loans, or any other grant from a private or government body. Once your student loan amount has reached the amount of your cost of attendance, you are not eligible for additional educational loans. If you need additional funds, you will need to take out a private loan.

Scholarships, Loans, and Grants

Merit-Based Scholarships for Full-Time Students

Tuition scholarships provide the primary source of financial assistance for incoming full-time Katz students. These merit-based scholarships are awarded in various dollar amounts and are directly applied to tuition charges.

Katz School scholarships are available to full-time U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and international students. You will receive notification of these awards in your official admission decision letter.

Applicants desiring to be considered for scholarship awards must apply no later than February 1 to one of the Full-Time MBA degree programs.

Educational Loans for Full-Time and Part-Time MBA Students

Once students have gained admission to their MBA program of choice, they can inquire about educational loans through the MBA Admissions Office or by contacting the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Students will also receive a link to the Katz Admitted Student Intranet, which details the different types of educational loans available for MBA students. Two general types of educational loans exist:

Graduate Stafford Loans

All MBA students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may qualify for a maximum of $20,500 per academic year under the federal Stafford Loan Program. A Graduate Plus loan is available to cover additional expenses incurred during graduate school.

Private Educational Loans

Private educational loans are available through various commercial banks and private lending institutions for educational expenses not covered by Graduate Stafford Loans or scholarship funds. All students, domestic and international, are eligible to apply for private educational loans. International students typically need a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident co-sign the loan.


A limited number of fellowships are typically available each year. Talk with an admissions representative for more information.

MBA Tuition and Aid

"Part-Time MBA
(tuition per credit,
fees per term)"
Accelerated MBA (total program tuition, total program fees) "Signature MBA †
(total program tuition, total program fees)
Dual-Degree MBA/MS; MBA with Business Analytics (total program tuition, total program fees)
ResidencyPA / Non-PAPA / Non-PAPA / Non-PAPA / Non-PA
Tuition$1,526 / $1,526
$46,920 / $79,500
$46,920 / $79,500
$59,508 / $100,828
Pitt Student Fees**$360 / $360
$1,695 / $1,695
$2,055 / $2,055
$2,260 / $2,260
Katz Student Fee$205 / $205
$6,300 / $6,300
$7,750 / $7,750
$8,400 / $8,400

* All tuition and fee calculations use the Academic Year 2021-2022 rates are subject to change in 2022-2023.
† Signature MBA tuition is based upon three full-time terms plus 1.5 credits.
** The Pitt Student Fees are applicable to Fall Term 2021 and are subject to change in subsequent terms of Academic Year 2021-2022.

Additional information about tuition and fees for University of Pittsburgh graduate programs, including the joint MBA degree programs with other Pitt graduate schools for the current academic year (Fall 2020/Spring 2021) are available at




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