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Financial Aid

Learn about the ways to finance your Full-Time MBA education at the University of Tennessee.

Earning a Full-Time MBA is an investment in your future. The accelerated pace of our 17-month Program means you will be able to start reaping the rewards of all your hard work sooner rather than later. As you evaluate your MBA options, consider the affordability of the UT Full-Time MBA Program, including these financial aid opportunities:

1. Merit-Based MBA Assistantships & Fellowships

The Full-Time MBA Program offers several assistantships, which provide a university tuition waiver (excluding university and MBA fees) plus stipend in exchange for 12 hours of weekly work. Fellowships are also available.

Eligibility: Assistantships and fellowships are merit-based, with consideration given to GPA, GMAT scores, and employment history. In general, for merit-based awards, we consider candidates with a minimum GMAT score of 650 and a minimum GPA of 3.5. This is the baseline for consideration, not a guarantee of an award. Upon entering the Program, other non-merit, graduate assistantship opportunities may become available. NOTE: If you receive Veteran’s Administration funding to cover your tuition, you will not be eligible for this funding plus the university’s tuition waiver offered by a graduate assistantship.

How to apply: The assistantship/fellowship application is part of the MBA application process. No separate form is required. The priority deadline for applying is February 1.

2. Criteria-Based MBA Awards

Electronically submit your completed criteria-based award application by March 1st to receive priority consideration for these opportunities. Each award requires additional application materials, so click on the links below to learn about the specific eligibility requirements.

Charles and Cantey Ergen Fellowship (non- concentration specific)
Y-12/UT MBA Career Advantage Program (non-concentration specific)
MBA Entrepreneurship Fellow (Entrepreneurship and Innovation concentration specific)
Janet Gochberg Memorial Graduate Assistantship (Supply Chain Management concentration specific)
U.S. Armed Forces Assistance (Active Duty and Veteran assistance)
Academic Common Market (Discounted tuition for out-of-state students who qualify for in-state tuition rates)

3. University-Sponsored Fellowships and Assistantships

The University of Tennessee offers a variety of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships for graduate study. In addition, the Graduate School maintains a listing of outside fellowships and grants funded by national, international, industrial, and foundation sources.

Eligibility: Graduate assistantships are the main source of funding for UT graduate students. Assistantships require part-time work in teaching, administration, or research. Fellowships are typically merit-based, and do not require service.

How to apply: For application information, visit the Graduate School Fellowships, Assistantships, and Other Funding page.

4. Federal Student Loans

Federal student loans are need-based awards.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens who meet specific requirements are eligible for unsubsidized federal student loans.

How to apply: Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by February 15 to be considered for federal student loans, as well as need-based grants, federal work study funds, and need-based scholarships. Learn more about federal student loans and other need-based financial aid for graduate students at the UT Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships page.

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