Financing Your Executive MBA
To help you attend the Executive MBA program, Olin provides a comprehensive financial aid program, including scholarships.
Financing your EMBASome Executive MBA students receive full or partial financial support from their organizations, but many professionals don’t and need to rely on student loans or other types of financial aid. Financial aid comes from a variety of sources, including the federal government, military benefits, public and private sources, and Washington University. Keep in mind, these resources may be available to you regardless of your income level and assets. Also, note that your need for financial aid has no bearing on the admissions decision.
Apply for aid early in application process
The Executive MBA Admissions team suggests you apply for financial aid early in your application process. Don’t simply assume you won’t be eligible. A variety of factors determines your eligibility for a particular form of financial aid, including your citizenship status.
For most students, the first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a form used by almost every college and university. To fill out the FAFSA, go to the Domestic Process page. Olin requires you to complete the form to be eligible for financial aid.
Regardless of your income level and assets, student loans are available to help you meet the cost of your graduate education. See Types of Loans for information about Stafford, PLUS, and private alternative loans. Grants generally aren’t available for Executive MBA candidates.
In addition, Washington University offers a monthly payment plan that allows you to spread all or part of each academic year's expenses over several monthly payments. The payment plan can be combined with any of the low-interest financing options. You’ll be charged a $40 enrollment fee that includes tuition protection insurance coverage. For additional information, visit the Student Financial Services website.
Executive MBA Scholarships
At WashU Olin, you’ll gain the tools to make impactful decisions informed by numbers, but driven by principle. We can help make that preparation accessible with a limited number of supplemental scholarships—Olin’s investment in individuals and the community.
Are you changing the world, for good, through nonprofit work? Senior director-level applicants with exemplary nonprofit leadership skills may qualify for the EMBA Nonprofit Scholarship Program.
Women in Business Leadership Scholarship
Olin focuses on creating a world of difference, with leaders who can bring broad perspectives to problem solving. We reinforce our commitment to increasing representation for women in business by considering all women applicants for the EMBA Women in Business Leadership Scholarship.
Olin is a full-participant in the Yellow Ribbon program offering supplemental government funding for your graduate degree. Limited scholarship opportunities are also available for qualified veteran applicants. Read more about military benefits and the EMBA program.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship
WashU Olin celebrates conscientious leadership and those who take extreme care to act in accordance with what is right and what is wrong. This scholarship is open to any individual with a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplace and community. We seek leaders with appreciation of differences and those who are determined to do more.
At WashU Olin, we foster an entrepreneurial spirit. Individuals who are focused on innovation, identify business solutions that advance society, generate growth of new markets and seek to inspire thoughtful change are eligible for the Entrepreneurship Scholarship.
Traveling from outside the region to get your WashU Olin MBA? Apply for supplemental travel awards to offset your personal commuting costs. Recipients must be commuting a minimum of 60 miles from their personal residence to the WashU Olin Business School on Danforth Campus.
Scholarships are limited. Reach out to your recruiter with questions. Email OlinGradAdmissions@wustl.edu or call 314-935-7301 to discuss your qualifications.