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Tuition and Financial Aid

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Program Costs

The table below provides program cost information for the Executive MBA class entering in August 2021. For students beginning the program in future years, tuition is typically expected to increase 3-5% each year. Returning students will not experience a rate increase or change. Your tuition will remain the same for your entire time in the program.

Program Installments per semester - Class of 2023
Fall 2021
Spring 2022
Summer 2022 $29,900
Fall 2023
Spring 2023 $29,900

A non-refundable $2,000 deposit is required once you accept our offer of admission in order to secure a seat in the program, and is credited toward your first semester’s program costs. Payments for each semester's tuition and fees are due approximately six weeks before each semester begins. For those who cannot establish Texas residency, there will be an estimated supplemental cost of $4,000 - $5,000 per semester, depending on the semester and the number of credit hours taken. 

Cost of attendance ensures access to top-rated McCombs School of Business resources and world-class faculty for Executive MBA students. Our program is delivered in a format that enables you to maintain full-time employment while pursuing your degree. The total program cost includes: 

  • Program tuition and registration fees
  • All digital case studies, articles, and textbooks for Executive MBA core classes and electives
  • Lodging and meals for 3 Immersions in Austin and 3 Immersions in major U.S. cities outside of Austin
  • Foreign health insurance, lodging, and most meals during the Global Immersion
  • Full access to University of Texas Libraries and library resources
  • Access to career management advisors and recruiting events
  • MBA+ consulting projects, workshops, and up to 8 hours of personal executive coaching per year
  • Guest speaker series and access to student organizations
  • Full access to the McCombs alumni network with over 100,000 members

Return on Investment

The Texas McCombs Executive MBA program is currently ranked #12 by U.S. News and World Report and #10 in the U.S. by Financial Times.

Your degree will start paying dividends immediately due to the world-class faculty, expansive alumni network, and the opportunities for professional and personal development during school and after graduation.  

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Contact Us

For financial aid inquiries, contact MBA Financial Aid.

For cost, veteran benefits, and billing inquiries, contact Student Billing.

Financial Aid

We recognize that pursuing higher education is a big investment in your future. To make that future attainable and that investment a strong one, UT Austin awards financial assistance to many students to help cover tuition and living costs.

Texas McCombs MBA students have their own financial aid team to assist in the process of securing funding. Instead of reaching out to Texas One Stop or the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, please instead reach out to your dedicated McCombs Financial Aid Team with all of your financial aid questions.

Loans and Other Options

Education loans are only one of the many possible sources of funds to cover the cost of your MBA education. In today’s economic climate, students need to think carefully before taking on debt and seek to use alternative funding sources as much as possible, such as employer benefits or an education savings plan, if you already have one established.

Federal Loans

Federal Loans

Watch our video on Federal Loans. If you're a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you'll likely be eligible for federal student loans. To determine your eligibility, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available October 1 of each year and it is recommended that you have your FAFSA completed at least by June 1.

Once your FAFSA has been successfully processed, you will be offered loans to cover your program costs each semester. Additional loans can then be requested to help you cover living costs and other educational expenses not included in your program costs, which you can request by contacting Financial Aid

You can check the status of your FAFSA after it has been submitted by visiting the "Status/Requirements" page in your Check Aid Status Here (CASH) portal. We will begin packaging McCombs students' financial aid in late May/early June for the upcoming aid year. If you do not receive a Financial Aid Notification (FAN) by the end of June, please contact Financial Aid.

Private Loans

Private Loans

If you choose to pursue a private loan, we recommend applying no sooner than a few months before the start or your program. Most private loans are credit-based and the approval decision may expire. Check with your lender about the length of time your application will remain valid before you apply. Summer loans require a separate approved application with your lender, and we cannot certify a summer disbursement with any fall/spring loans.

Once you have been approved for loan funding through your lender, please be sure to notify the financial aid team through this online form. Please be advised that since UT is such a large institution, we do not receive notifications directly from lenders when a student has been approved for funding.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

For International Students

For International Students

For an international student, there may be loan options. Better loan terms may be available if you have a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as a co-signer. Though loan terms will likely be less preferable, here are a few lenders that do not require a U.S. co-signer to be approved. We are not able to recommend any lenders, specifically, but do advise searching online to see what options are out there for you. We will work with all banks and lending institutions.

We, as the University of Texas at Austin, cannot be your co-signer.



If so, it's possible you could be considered an International Texas Resident. If you are able to establish domicile and be classified as a Texas Resident, your options for securing funding could open up.

  • If you (or your spouse) is on an eligible visa, contact the McCombs Financial Aid Team to discuss your situation.



Executive MBA for Veterans

The McCombs School of Business welcomes veterans, active duty members and their families. If you have questions, please review our benefits information, or contact Veteran Certification Services within our office of the registrar.