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MBA Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Financial Aid

Darden is committed to making its MBA accessible. Recent innovations to our full-time MBA scholarship offerings support this aspiration. Darden's Distinguished Scholarship Program offers prestigious, competitive scholarships and an extensive portfolio of highly selective merit scholarships (ranging from partial to full tuition). A new need-based merit scholarship program, AccessDarden, is available to admitted students, along with a robust student loan program.

Cost Breakdown

The University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors sets tuition rates for the University’s schools and colleges, including the Darden School of Business. Learn more about the upcoming tuition, fees and billing schedules, as well as the calculated cost of attendance and what financial aid will cover during the school year.

Tuition, Fees & Billing    Cost of Attendance

How to Finance Your MBA

Darden strives to ensure students have multiple financial opportunities available to them to help meet the cost of a graduate business education. To advance this commitment, scholarships and need-based aid are priorities of Darden’s capital campaign Powered by Purpose.

Darden students may finance their education through: partial or full-tuition scholarships, need-based scholarships, military benefits, employer assistance including corporate sponsorships, federal or private education loans or some combination.

Financial Aid and Loans

Financial Aid & Loans

U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens of the United States may apply for federal loans, private loans or a combination of both. There are additional options for international students. Explore more information on common terms and acronyms used in financial aid, your tax and savings options, the satisfactory academic progress policy and other relevant topics of interest.

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The Darden Distinguished Scholars Program for full-time MBA students includes a growing portfolio of merit scholarships and scholarship competitions awarded to recognize talented students from all parts of the globe. A new, need-based merit scholarship program called AccessDarden offers financial grants to students based on financial need.

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Military Educational Benefits

Military Educational Benefits

Darden welcomes veterans and active duty members. Learn about the types of military educational benefits, your eligibility and how to apply.

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Employee Assistance

Employer Assistance

Some employers offer tuition assistance, reimbursement or sponsorships for attending a program.

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Contact Us

Phone: +1 434 924 7739

Susan Loduha, Director of Financial Aid

Heather Williamson, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Lisa Newman, Financial Aid Counselor