The tuition for first-year students in the academic year of August 2016 – May 2017 is $105,265, broken down as follows:

Cost of Attendance Budget

Academic Year 2016-2017

Tuition and Fees
(Includes $2,000 Pre-Term fee)
Health Insurance $3,348
Room and Board $22,444
Books and Supplies $1,352
Miscellaneous $4,487
Total $105,265

The cost of attendance budget includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, allowances for room and board, and miscellaneous expenses (personal items and the health insurance premium). You should plan for increases in tuition and fees for each year of enrollment. However, the Pre-Term fee applies only to the first year of the program.

If you are married and/or have dependents, you may face higher costs. The average increase in living expenses for students with partners and/or dependents is 30% above the allowances for room and board. Health insurance coverage for partners and dependents is not included in the student budget. Please visit the Student Health Services website for an estimated cost of health insurance coverage for your family.

Financing International Opportunities

Global business concepts are explored across the MBA curriculum. You can select from a wide range of options for international study and work experiences. Note: The cost of these options is in addition to the budget above.

If you plan to participate in a Global Trek, please be aware that your Wharton MBA Student Budget may only be increased for education-related trips, such as Wharton’s Global Immersion Program and Global Modular Courses (GMC). For additional information, visit Global Learning.