How to Pay for Your Online MBA

Financial Aid, Tuition Assistance, and More

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Competitively priced among top-ranked programs, the Purdue Online MBA offers high quality, exceptional value, and proven return on investment. Take a look at the various ways to pay for—and save on—your online MBA, including federal funding, employer tuition reimbursement, and military benefits.

Purdue Online MBA Tuition

You can spread tuition across 2 to 4 years depending on your pace and course load. We also offer installment plans so you can break your tuition into smaller payments.

Resident Status Cost per Credit
Total Cost1
Indiana Resident $1,250.00 $60,000.00
Non-Indiana Resident $1,293.80 $62,102.40

Tuition rates include fees.

$1,000 nonrefundable deposit required; it is applied toward the first semester's tuition upon enrollment.

Return on Your Education Investment

Will your Purdue Online MBA pay off? Independent research says a Purdue degree is worth it:

#4 for ROI

Purdue is top ranked among public colleges that "pay off the most."2

#7 for Best Value

Purdue is also top ranked for quality and affordability.3

Paying for Your Online MBA

Employer Tuition Assistance

Realizing the value that employees with an MBA bring to their organization, many employers offer support to help you pay for your degree. Do you have any company-sponsored tuition programs available to you? Find out if your company offers education benefits such as tuition assistance, tuition reimbursement, or third party or sponsored billing. Since the program can be completed in two or more years, tuition can be spread across multiple fiscal years when applying your benefits.

Gain Your Company’s Support

If your employer doesn’t currently offer a tuition assistance program, we’ve created a guide to help you show them why it’s worth it. An investment in your education is an investment in their business.

Financial Aid

You can explore federal funding and other options to help finance your online MBA, such as:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans
  • Private Educational Loans

It’s usually advantageous to look into federal loans first. You’ll find the information you need to get started at the website. Your first step will be to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you decide to look into private loans, is a good starting point to see a list of available lenders (you do not need to choose a lender from this list).

If you have questions, or if you want us to help you determine the best path to financing your MBA, we are here for you!

How to Submit a FAFSA

The FAFSA is the official application for federal student aid at Purdue University. It is also required in order to obtain certain government loans. Here’s how to submit yours:

Be sure to enter Federal School Code 001825 to have your information sent to Purdue University West Lafayette.

Questions? Contact Us!

Military Tuition Benefits

If you or a family member have served in the armed forces, you may be eligible for help paying for school. Purdue accepts a variety of military-related benefits, including the GI Bill®, Tuition Assistance and more. Dedicated to veteran and military students, our Veterans Success Center has information on enrollment certification, education benefits, application fee waivers and more resources for those who have served.

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1 Tuition rate includes fees. Tuition and fees are subject to increase based on approval by the Purdue University Board of Trustees. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

2 #4 for ROI: CNBC Make It, on the internet at

3 #7 for Value: The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, on the internet at