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Funding Your Professional MBA

The Chaifetz School’s Professional MBA program offers a flexible opportunity to advance your career with a nationally recognized graduate business degree. As a Jesuit institution, we’re committed to lessening the financial burden of earning a world-class MBA and offer a range of scholarship opportunities to help minimize your investment.

Chaifetz School Merit Scholarships

All applicants to the Professional MBA program are automatically considered for merit scholarship awards with their application for admission. Award decisions are made based on professional work experience and prior academic performance. These awards offer support up to $15,000 over the program and are made at the time of admission to assist students in making informed decisions about their education.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

The Chaifetz School also offers a variety of additional scholarships that may be combined with competitive merit awards to help supplement the cost of your MBA. Students applying to the Professional MBA program will be  provided additional information about how to apply for the opportunities below during the admission process.

Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship - up to $10,000

This award is granted to support students enrolled in the Professional MBA program at the Chaifetz School of Business who demonstrate a commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion in business.

Nonprofit Scholarship - up to $10,000

This award is granted to support all students enrolled in the Professional MBA program at the Chaifetz School of Business actively employed at a nonprofit organization.

Business Innovators Scholarship - up to $5,000

This award is granted to support students enrolled in the Professional MBA program at the Chaifetz School of Business who are innovative leaders impacting change in the region through entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial ideals.

Ignatian Service Scholarship - up to $5,000

This award is granted to support students enrolled in the Professional MBA program at the Chaifetz School of Business who embody the Ignatian values of care for the whole person, a commitment to service and the pursuit of excellence.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship - up to $3,000

This award is granted to support students enrolled in the Professional MBA program at the Chaifetz School of Business who are alumni of Saint Louis University or have immediate family members who graduated from the institution.

Tuition Deferment Program

SLU offers special financial arrangements for students whose employers reimburse tuition costs after completion of a course. Students must submit the Chaifetz School’s Tuition Deferment Application prior to the start of each semester. Students approved may defer their entire balance until the end of the semester. Contact the Graduate Business Program admissions team for more information.

Federal Financial Aid 

Graduate students are eligible for up to $20,500 in federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. Learn more about federal and other student loan opportunities  

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*Applicants who qualify for a tuition benefit from their employer equal to $9,000 per year or more are not eligible for institutional scholarship awards outlined above.