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Full-time MBA | Tuition & Financial Aid

Leaving the security of a paycheck is a difficult and life-changing decision - we recognize that.  To help your financial transition back to the classroom, the Neeley School combines generous scholarship and financial aid packages with tuition rates that are competitively priced for a high quality, private education. 

Typically, 85% of full-time MBA students at Neeley receive some form of merit-based scholarship. The awards range from $5,000 to the Dean's Scholarship that covers full tuition, fees plus a stipend of $5,000. Additionally, student loans and grants are available to students with demonstrated financial need.

Tuition and Fees -- Full-time MBA

The Neeley School is competitively priced for a high quality, private education.

2017-18 Academic Year:


$1,555 per semester hour

MBA Fees

$3,600 per semester 

Estimated Tuition & Fees for Program

  Year 1 Year 2 ** Total

Projected Semester Hours*

33 21 54
Tuition $51,315 $32,655 $83,970









*Actual tuition expenses will depend on the number of credit hours taken during the academic year.

**Any increase in tuition for 2018-2019 would impact this estimation.

Other expenses: Books and materials are estimated at $3,000. Additionally, all MBA students are expected to have access to a laptop computer

Tuition and Fees -- Full-time Accelerated MBA

The Neeley School is competitively priced for a high quality, private education.

2017-2018 Academic Year
Tuition $1,555 per semester hour
MBA Fees $3,600 per semester  
Estimated Expenses *
Tuition $55,980 $1,555 per semester hour x 36 semester hours
MBA Fees $10,800 $3,600 per semester x 3 semesters
Total $66,780 For Full-time Accelerated MBA Program

* Actual expenses will depend on the number of credit hours taken during the academic year. Books and materials are estimated at $2,200. Additionally, all TCU MBA students are expected to have access to a laptop computer.

Merit-Based Scholarships & Graduate Assistant Awards

The Neeley School offers an extensive scholarship and assistantship program. Merit-based awards are available on a competitive basis to qualified full-time MBA students from any country. The award decisions are made on the basis of the credentials presented with your admission application. Many factors are weighed including prior academic performance, relevant test scores, professional work experience, motivation, maturity and leadership ability. Learn more about specific awards available.

Need-Based Loans & Grants

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
Numerous awards, including student loans, grants and work/study awards, are available for full-time and evening program students with demonstrated financial need. Many of these awards are subsidized by the U.S. federal government and therefore are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. Click here for more information.

How To Apply
Applicants must complete the FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), usually available in December of every year from the financial aid offices of most colleges or universities, or at .

When To Apply
The FAFSA should be completed as soon as the required income tax information is available. Please note that the FAFSA is processed by the U.S. federal government and that processing will take 2-4 weeks before your results will be available to TCU or any other university. Priority for some grants is given to students who complete the financial aid application process by May 1. Applying after that date will not influence the applicant's loan eligibility.

International Students
Some private loans may be available to international students if the loan will be co-signed by a financially qualified U.S. citizen. Click here to see a list of private lenders and note which offer these loans.

For More Information
Ms. Debbie Mar
Graduate Financial Aid Coordinator
Office of Financial Aid
Texas Christian University
P.O. Box 297012
Fort Worth, Texas 76129
(817) 257-7872

Full-Tuition ROTC Scholarships (Prior military experience not required)

The TCU Army ROTC has two-year full tuition scholarships for qualified students who are interested in serving in the National Guard or Reserves as a Commissioned Officer after degree completion. We provide a flexible structure in our leadership courses that allows maximum concentration on degree completion.  ROTC courses also compliment the leadership and management education provided in the MBA program.

Prior military experience is not required for these awards.

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Outside Scholarship Resources
The Neeley School encourages prospective students to research external scholarship opportunities through these and other web resources:.

FinAid! The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

FastWeb Search! - Student Services

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)

Summer Internships

Neeley MBA students also participate in professional internships over the summer months, most with salaries ranging from $22 to $35 per hour. It is not unusual for the students* who interned with local companies to continue working 10 - 15 hours per week for these companies during the second year of the MBA program.

*In general, international students on student visas may not work more than 20 hours per week during the regular semester, inclusive of any on-campus Graduate Assistant responsibilities.

Information for Veterans

We welcome current and former military members as students at Neeley.  In fact, we waive the $100 application fee for all military personnel.  You also receive priority consideration for our merit-based awards to help you transition back to the classroom.

Click here for more information on Veteran's Affairs at TCU.

Learn more about military students

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