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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Costs

Tuition / Financial Aid

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 for the MS in Management and Leadership (MSML) is based on a per-unit pricing structure. A total of 36 units are required to graduate. Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is $1,715 per unit.

The total cost of tuition will vary depending on your preferred schedule; the program may be completed in as little as 16 months or up to seven years. Tuition increases are estimated at 4-6% per year. The total cost of tuition for a student who starts in Fall 2017 and completes the program in 16 months is approximately $61,740.

Other Costs

Total miscellaneous costs (e.g., books, parking, workshop fees) are estimated at $1,640 - $2,620. Actual costs will vary depending on personal program choices such as courses taken and study abroad trips.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at (310) 568-5571 or msml@pepperdine.edu for more information about tuition and costs.

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 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) 568-5571 or msml@pepperdine.edu.

Returning Students

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