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Master's in Finance

Funding Your Education

A Master's in Finance degree from the Eller College of Management is one of the best values in graduate education. Our reasonable tuition and the low cost of living in Tucson result in a positive and quick return on your investment.

For details, please scroll down or link below:

Full-Time MSF Tuition and Fees

2013-2014 Academic Year (estimate)

Please note, the Arizona Board of Regents has not finalized tuition for summer 2014 session as of May 21, 2013. The figures provided here are an estimate of the expected charges only.

Arizona State Residents

Cost for 12-month
Academic Program
Cost for 16-month
Academic Program
Registration and UA fees

$28,406

$33,039

Living expenses

14,334

14,334

Textbooks

1,200

1,200

Miscellaneous

4,800

4,800

Total

$48,740

$53,373

Non-Residents/
International

Cost for 12-month
Academic Program
Cost for 16-month
Academic Program
Registration and UA fees

$44,281

$56,847

Living expenses
14,334
14,334
Textbooks

1,200

1,200

Required Health and Accident Insurance
(12 month premium)

1,660

2,324

International Student Fee

275

275

Miscellaneous (e.g., travel)

4,800

4,800

Total

$66,550

$79,780

Information regarding housing, travel, and personal expenses are conservative estimates and are intended to give you a sense of these expenses.

The 12-month academic program cost estimates include tuition and fees for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The 16-month academic program cost estimates include expenses for Fall, Spring and Fall semesters only (e.g., living expenses for summer are not included). Registration and UA fees may vary depending on the number of credit hours of registration in a given semester (for both Arizona and non-Arizona residents).

Please note that the cost of a part-time program is more expensive. Tuition is charged based on units registered but is not calculated on a straight pro-ration. The UA Bursar's Office schedule of Tuition and Fees can provide an estimate of the tuition and fees charged for fewer than full-time credits.

Financial Aid

Many students choose to take out a loan to pay for all or part of the costs associated with attending the Master's in Finance program.

Loan programs available to MSF students include:

  • Federally sponsored (Stafford) loans – for U.S. citizens only
  • Alternative private loans – for U.S. and international students

All offer low interest loans repayable upon completion of your degree.

Eligibility for need-based grants, loans and scholarships is determined by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Many funds are limited, so those students who have their FAFSA completed by March 1 each academic year receive priority processing.

Applicants must have been admitted to the MMF program before The University of Arizona Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) will make financial aid awards. Graduate students must be enrolled at least halftime in order to receive federal loans.

External Funding Sources

The University of Arizona Graduate College Financial Resources website provides current information on graduate scholarship sources.

A number of external funding sources for UA graduate students are also available, including:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs – offers fellowship grants to graduate students at accredited U.S. schools who can demonstrate financial need and are enrolled members of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native group or possess one-fourth degree federally recognized Indian blood: www.oiep.bia.edu
  • FastWeb – scholarship search engine: www.fastweb.com
  • FinAid – a comprehensive resource for student financial aid information, including an online searchable database of financial aid resources: www.finaid.org
  • Fulbright Scholarships – awards are available for U.S. and non-U.S. students who aim to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills: www.iie.org
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) – along with Pfizer, Inc., sponsors Hispanic students in graduate school. Awards are for $10,000 in a student's first year of graduate study, with the possibility of renewal for a second year: www.hsf.net (applications available beginning August 1)
  • IEFA - International Education Financial Aid – sponsored by International: www.iefa.org
  • Sallie Mae Scholarship Search – SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, owns or manages Federal Stafford Loans and other student loans: www.salliemae.com/mbaloans
  • Sampoerna Foundation – offers scholarship funds on an annual basis to outstanding young Indonesians from financially disadvantaged families: www.sampoernafoundation.org
  • Scholarships.com – scholarship search engine: www.scholarships.com

For other information on the Finance Department, please contact us.

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