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MBA/MPP Tuition and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Earning your MBA 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 $1,705 per unit, which equals $23,900 per term. Total tuition for the Full-time MBA is $95,600 (four terms at the Graziadio School of Business and Management). Note: Tuition listed above is independent of School of Public Policy tuition. Please contact the School of Public Policy for questions regarding tuition for the MPP degree.


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) - $6,300 (per trimester, approximate)

Financing Your Degree

You have several options to choose from when financing your MBA. 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.


Merit-based Scholarships: The Graziadio School offers merit-based scholarships to qualified candidates. The consideration for merit scholarships is based on the applicants' cumulative GPA, GMAT or GRE score and professional work experience. Awards are given at the time of admittance to the program. To see if you qualify, contact us at

Endowed scholarships: 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.