Most of Darden’s merit-based scholarships do not require an additional application. If admitted, students will be evaluated for available scholarships, which are competitively awarded based on a variety of metrics and considerations.
Scholarship decisions are based on a holistic review of the application for admission and interview. It is recommended that applicants apply for admission by the earliest deadline to be considered for the largest pool of available Part-Time MBA scholarships.
In addition to merit-based scholarships, Darden offers the AccessDarden Scholarship, which is a need based grant, awarded to eligible Part-MBA students. Additional information regarding AccessDarden is available below.
Need-based Aid: AccessDarden
Darden is pleased to announce a financial aid program called AccessDarden, which is a need-based grant.
This program was created for those students who have a lower expected financial contribution (generally, the lowest 20 percent of the class). Students will need to apply for AccessDarden, and details will be made available to students upon admission to the School. Here are additional details:
- Applications from students in the Full-Time MBA, Executive MBA, and Part-Time MBA programs will be considered.
- To apply, students must submit the University Financial Aid Application and required tax documents through the Student Information System within two weeks of the date of admission, which is the date the Admission Office notifies the student of acceptance to the program by email.
- Decision notifications will begin in December 2021 and continue on a rolling basis.
To assess a student's eligibility for need-based aid, the School takes into consideration all possible resources, including: cash, savings, investments, money market, CDs, trust funds, real estate equity, income of student and spouse, retirement contributions, veteran benefits, social security benefits, other familial resources, company sponsorships, and any other untaxed income not listed here. The School will also take into account merit-based scholarships awarded through the competitive and merit review processes. Additional information may be requested to best assess a candidate's ability to pay or to resolve any conflicting information on data submitted.
Application instructions are provided on the Darden Admitted Student Portal.