Graduate Admissions // Tuition and Aid

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

In-State Tuition Eligibility

Students enrolled in a full-time program typically enroll in 9 or more credits per term and pay tuition and fees, according to their full-time program.

  • Students enrolled in a full-time program that take fewer than 9 credits during any term will pay a per-credit tuition rate and fees, according to their program.
  • Students enrolled in a full-time program that take more than the credits allowable according to their program in a particular term will pay full-time tuition and fees plus the per-credit tuition rate for additional credits beyond the allowable credits.

Students enrolled in a part-time program typically enroll in less than 9 credits per term and pay tuition and fees according to their part-time program.

  • Students enrolled in a part-time program that take 9 or more credits in the fall and/or spring term will pay the full-time tuition and fees associated with the corresponding full-time program.
  • Summer term tuition is assessed at the part-time per credit tuition rate regardless of the number of credits in which the student is enrolled.

Tuition and fees may vary for students not following the planned progression according to their program.

Information about tuition and fees for all University of Pittsburgh graduate programs, including those offered by the Joseph M. Katz School of Business, for the current academic year are available at

In addition to University fees, students are assessed a Katz Student Development fee according to their program and the number of credits in which they are enrolled for the term.


Student Development Fee per Term (9 credits or more)

Student Development Fee per Term (less than 9 credits)

MS degree programs



MBA & Dual MBA/MS & Joint MBA degree programs EXCEPT Signature MBA & Executive programs



Signature MBA program

(full-time program, 18 months)


(1st, 2nd, and 3rd terms)

$1,450.00 in the final term

 (4th term)

Graduate Certificates & Micro-Credentials

Not Applicable

$205.00 per term

Cost of Attendance

A student’s budget, or “cost of attendance”, refers to the total amount of educational costs that he or she can expect to incur in a typical year as a Katz student. Educational costs include:

  • Program tuition
  • Pitt University Fees
  • Katz Student Development Fee
  • Books & Class Materials
  • 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 governmental 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.

Resources and Information

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.

All students admitted to a full-time program are considered for Katz School scholarships. You will receive notification of Katz School awards in your official admission decision letter.

Applicants desiring to be considered for scholarship awards must apply no later than February 1 for the Full-time MBA or MS programs.

Educational Loans for Graduate Students

Once students have gained admission to their program of choice, they can inquire about educational loans through the Admissions Office or by contacting the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Two general types of educational loans exist:

Graduate Stafford Loans

Annual loan limits vary depending on your year in school and whether you’re a dependent or independent student (your dependency status). The actual loan amount you’re eligible to receive each academic year may be less than the annual loan limit.

As a graduate/professional student, you can borrow up to the federal maximum in Direct Unsubsidized Loans each academic year. In 2022, the federal maximum loan amount is $20,500 annually.

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.


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