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Tuition and Financial Aid

MS in Applied Finance

Earning your master's degree is one of the most important investments you will make in your lifetime: it is an investment in yourself. The Graziadio School is dedicated to helping you explore the various ways to finance your education and to guide you through the financial aid process to help you meet your educational goals.

Tuition and Fees

Estimated tuition and fees are listed below. Tuition increases are generally effective in the fall of each academic year.

The 2016-2017 academic year tuition is $23,900 per term. Total tuition for the MSAF is $71,700 (three terms).

Student Services Award

Students who prepay the first term tuition by the appropriate deadline will be awarded a 10% reduction in tuition for the first term only. The payment is non-refundable after the deadline and will not be reduced if students drop or withdraw from classes. The Student Services Award is available only to full-time MSAA, MSAF, MSGB, and MSHR students. Visit our community website to get more information about different methods of payment.

Total first term tuition: $23,900
Student Services Award (10%): -$2,390
Student payment: $21,510*

*If a student is awarded a scholarship, the student payment should be the deduction of $21,510 by the amount of scholarship award for the term.

Prepayment Deadlines:

Fall 2017 term: June 15, 2017

Note: An email about the 10% service award will be sent by the end of November if the 90% payment is received by the due date of June 15, 2017. Students are required to accept the award in the WaveNet Student Services Center (read the View/Accept Award Guide for instructions). By accepting the award the student acknowledges that he or she has read and understands the Student Services Award terms and conditions
This award is nonrefundable from the time payment is made.


Application for admission - $100
Registration and student activities fee - $1,000
Business Society activity fee (per trimester) - $40
Books and supplies - $1,000  (per trimester, approximate)
Annual student health insurance (optional) - $2,612
On-campus graduate housing (optional) - $6,900 (per trimester, approximate)

Financing Your Degree

You have several options to choose from when financing your degree. Potential funding sources and payment options for students to consider include:

Financial Aid

There are three main types of financial aid: Federal Direct Stafford loans, the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan, and alternative educational loans. To begin the financial aid application process, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate academic year.


The Graziadio School offers a number of special scholarships for students meeting specific scholarship criteria. Awards are made annually according to established requirements and amounts may vary based on the availability of funds. For a list of endowed scholarships, click here.

Company Reimbursement

Many companies offer full or partial tuition reimbursement for their employees. Check with your human resources department to determine what kind of education benefits are available. The University will allow a deferral of payment for students receiving tuition reimbursement from their employers and not receiving financial aid.

Payment Plans

The Graziadio School offers payment plans for your convenience. There are three options to consider – simple payment, two payment, and three payment options per trimester.

Veterans' Benefits

Pepperdine University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and assists students who have VA benefits. For more information regarding the GI Bill, post 9/11 benefits, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and other VA benefits, click here.


Prospective Students

Prospective students with questions about tuition, financial aid or program costs are welcome to contact a preadmission representative at (310) 506-4858 or

Returning Students

Students already admitted or enrolled at the Graziadio School with questions about financing should contact the Financial Aid Office directly.