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Online Business Programs Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition Rates for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

The Online Admissions Team is here to help you find the best possible solutions to financing your education. The programs’ current costs are listed below and are subject to change annually.

Online MBA Tuition2020-2021 Academic Year
Cost Per Unit$1,193

Online MS in Marketing Tuition 2021-2022 Academic Year
Cost Per Unit$1,113

Online MS in Finance and Analytics Tuition2021-2022 Academic Year
Cost Per Unit$1,318

Financial Aid

Santa Clara is proud to work with accepted students on identifying opportunities for financial aid. Scholarship, loan, and financing opportunities may be available through private or public third-party organizations, as well as individual employers and military or government organizations.

The University Financial Aid Office can help in locating and applying for these types of aid. You may contact the staff in the Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building by calling (408) 551-1000, or by email at onestop@scu.edu.

If you plan to apply for federal student loans, please file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all required documentation in a timely manner to allow Santa Clara ample time to process your financial aid package. We recommend filing as soon as possible after January 1 of the calendar year in which you wish to enroll. The Santa Clara FAFSA school code is 001326.

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Financial Aid Q&A Video

Watch our Q&A video with Santa Clara’s Senior Financial Aid Compliance Specialist and our Admissions Advisor for detailed information about financial aid deadlines, billing dates, and loan and payment options, as well as answers to questions such as, “Can I determine if I’ll be approved for loans before I apply?”

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Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarship offers are available exclusively to or are of particular relevance for our Online MBA students. Contact an Admissions Advisor for more information on these and other scholarship opportunities:

Exclusive Online MBA Scholarships: Up to $5,000

The Leavey School of Business is proud to offer merit-based scholarships of up to $5,000 to exceptional applicants to the Online MBA program. Scholarship funds will be awarded to recipients after their acceptance into the program. A scholarship application is not required. Contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Online MBA Referral Scholarship

We believe that current Leavey School of Business Online MBA students are well-positioned to identify the next leaders in Silicon Valley who would benefit from the Online MBA program. Our Online MBA Referral Scholarship gives our current students an opportunity to make a positive impact on the future of Bronco Nation.

How It Works:

In the first quarter of the referred student's enrollment in the Online MBA program, the referred student AND the referring current student will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.


1. Referrals must be submitted prior to the prospective student's submission of an application to the Online MBA program. Referrals are not valid for students who have already submitted applications, received admission offers, or are currently enrolled in the program.

2. Scholarships will only be distributed if the referred student is admitted to the program and chooses to attend SCU.

3. Current students must be in good academic standing with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA and scholarship recipients must be enrolled in at least 6 units in the Online MBA program.

Refer a Student

Online MBA GMAT Test Bonus

We encourage prospective students to set aside time to prepare for the GMAT because the same skills that lead to success on the exam will be useful when they begin their Online MBA coursework. Due to the costs involved with preparing for the GMAT, students who are admitted to the Online MBA program and submit a GMAT score will receive a $500 scholarship.

Additional merit scholarships are also available for applicants with strong scores. No additional application is required.

How It Works: The Online MBA GMAT Test Bonus will be distributed in the first quarter of the recipient's enrollment in the Online MBA program.


This award is valid for new Online MBA students only. To receive the scholarship, you must be enrolled in at least 6 units in the Online MBA program.

CAAP Alumni Scholarship

Graduates from Santa Clara University's Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency (CAAP) program who demonstrate strong merit are eligible for a $3,000 scholarship to the Online MBA program. No additional application is required.

How It Works: The CAAP Alumni Scholarship will be distributed in the first quarter of the recipient's enrollment in the Online MBA program.

Requirements: The CAAP Alumni Scholarship is valid for new Online MBA students only. To receive the scholarship, you must be enrolled in at least 6 units in the Online MBA program.

Available Course Waiver: Both CAAP graduates and students with a current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license are eligible to waive the Online MBA Financial Accounting (ACTG 3000, 4 units) course (approx. $4,500 savings).

Please contact an Admissions Advisor for more information on this course waiver.

Veteran and Military Educational Benefits

For information about educational benefits for veterans and military service members, please contact coordinator Laura Moreno by calling (408) 554-7831 or by email at lmoreno@scu.edu.

For additional information, please visit Santa Clara University's Veterans Support Services Resources for Interested Students.

Leavey by the Numbers

Best Online MBA (Poets & Quants)2
Online MBA Program (The Princeton Review)2
in Career Outcomes1
in National Universities3
School for Silicon Valley Hiring4
Best Part-Time MBA5
in Finance5
in Entrepreneurship5

Average mid-career salary for Leavey graduates5
Best Online MBA (US News & World Report)6

Admissions Deadlines

Priority Deadline
April 25
Summer 2021 Term
Application Deadline
May 23
Summer 2021 Term
Next Start
June 14
Summer 2021 Term

1. Retrieved on November 19, 2019, from princetonreview.com/business/santa-clara-university-leavey-school-business-1011073
2. Retrieved on January 8, 2021, from princetonreview.com/business/santa-clara-university-leavey-school-business-1011073
3. Retrieved on October 2, 2019, from usnews.com/best-colleges/santa-clara-1326/overall-rankings
4. Retrieved on May 24, 2018, from poetsandquantsforundergrads.com/2017/04/27/top-feeder-schools-silicon-valley
5. Retrieved on April 22, 2020, from usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/santa-clara-university-leavey-01027
6. Retrieved on May 24, 2018, from poetsandquants.com/2018/01/29/the-highest-paid-mba-alumni

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