Financing My UF MBA
As a public institution, the University of Florida offers one of the most affordable graduate management programs in the country.
How you finance your MBA is an important factor in your MBA experience. We have resources available to help answer your financial aid, GI Bill, and scholarship questions. General financial aid information, including the FAFSA application, is available through the University of Florida’s Office of Student Financial Affairs (SFA).
Students pursuing an MBA at the University of Florida may apply for financial aid even before they are admitted into their program. The Office for Student Financial Affairs is the department responsible for determining eligibility and the processing of any financial aid offered to University of Florida students. In a collaborative effort between the Hough Graduate School of Business and SFA, two dedicated financial aid coordinators reside within Hough Hall are available to assist prospective and current MBA students.
Federal student loans are the primary source of funding for MBA students. The University of Florida requires any student who wishes to be considered for a federal student loan to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web. This can be done prior to receiving your admissions decision to your program; however the determination and processing of your loan will not occur until you have been admitted. Students must either be a U.S. Citizen or Resident Alien in order to be eligible for federal student loans.
Upon notice of admission, you can check the status of your financial aid online through ISIS – The University of Florida Integrated Student Information System. More detailed questions involving financial aid should be directed to a MBA financial aid coordinator.
Additional information regarding financial aid for graduate students can be found on the SFA website. Here you will be able to gain additional information regarding financial aid policies, the types of loans offered, and any other available forms of assistance for which you may be eligible.
Traditional MBA Program Information
Program affordability coupled with Gainesville's low cost of living makes the Traditional UF MBA Program an excellent choice for anyone seeking an outstanding education at a reasonable price.
Students in the Traditional MBA program are eligible for scholarships and graduate assistantships. Scholarships and graduate assistantships are awarded to MBA candidates based on the criteria below. They are awarded as part of the admissions process; therefore an additional application is not required.
Scholarship and Graduate Assistantship Criteria
All candidates are considered for scholarship opportunities during the admission process. No additional application is necessary.
- Significant professional work experience
- Academic performance (strong GPA and GMAT scores)
- Proven leadership
- Notable accomplishments
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