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Tuition and Financial Aid

Online MBA

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 Costs


Tuition for the Online MBA is based on a per-unit pricing structure. A total of 52 units are required to graduate. Tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is $1,620 per unit.

The total cost of tuition will vary depending on your preferred schedule; the Online MBA may be completed between two to seven years. Tuition increases are estimated at 4-6% per year. The total cost of tuition for a student who starts in Fall 2015 and completes the program in two years is approximately $85,950.

Other Costs

Total miscellaneous costs (e.g., books, parking, workshop fees) are estimated at $2,360 - $3,780. 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 onlinemba@pepperdine.edu for more information about tuition and costs.

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 onlinemba@pepperdine.edu.

GMAT Scores and Merit Scholarships

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.

See a list of Endowed Scholarships

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, see our Veterans' Benefits page.


Prospective Students

Prospective students with questions about tuition, financial aid or program costs are welcome to contact a pre-admission representative at (310) 568-5571 or onlinemba@pepperdine.edu.

Returning Students

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