Financing Your MBA

Pursuing your MBA is one of the most important decisions you will make; it is an investment in yourself and in your future. Wharton is committed to helping you explore financing options so that you make informed decisions. Now, more than ever, we believe it is imperative to approach financing your education with a long-term vision and consider the value of the Wharton MBA in the context of your personal and professional goals.

Wharton strongly encourages you to discuss your financial options with your family or those who may provide support while you attend school to select the financial resources that best fit your needs. Understand that most students rely on multiple funding sources; financing options typically include personal resources, educational loans, external scholarships and sponsorships, and Wharton Fellowships.

Personal Resources – Everyone considering an MBA should evaluate all potential sources of income and assets and be aware of lifestyle choices. Determining a realistic contribution toward your MBA underscores the importance of investing in your education and reduces your reliance on educational loans. More on Cost Summary.

Learn about available options for financing your MBA in the recent Admissions webinar.

Educational Loans – Federal and private loans are available to domestic students and permanent residents, and international students may borrow without a U.S. cosigner through an international loan program. More on available educational programs.

External Scholarships and Sponsorships – Other financial assistance may come in the form of outside scholarships and/or sponsorships. Students are encouraged to seek out these resources. More on external funding resources.

Wharton Fellowships – All admitted students are considered for fellowships, with no separate fellowship application required. Each year, we award fellowships to incoming students from myriad backgrounds. More on Wharton Fellowships.

Please visit Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.