Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

The 20-month Leadership Executive MBA (LEMBA) takes place over six quarters (two academic years). Tuition for the 2020 incoming class, which is locked for the duration of the program, is $17,000 per quarter and is billed in six quarterly installments.

This cost includes tuition, fees, textbooks and course materials, meals and lodging at residential sessions, continental breakfasts and lunches on class days, and food and refreshments at various hosted events. On-campus parking and graduation regalia are not included in tuition.


The University awards several LEMBA scholarships to support leaders whose professional experience reflects their commitment to one or more of the following areas: Academic Excellence, Service and Leadership, Community, and Global Engagement. Awards are dispersed equally across the six quarters of the LEMBA program.


The University is pleased to announce additional scholarship support for LEMBA students. Candidates for the program that submit applications for the Early Decision deadline December 1 or the second application deadline March 1 are eligible for up to $30,000 in scholarship support.

The same scholarship application is used for the LEMBA and Hagan scholarships and is part of the program application online. Awards are typically made in conjunction with offers of admission. Applicants that submit a LEMBA application without completing the scholarship portion are welcome to apply for a scholarship after they are admitted, and their application will be evaluated at the next application deadline.

LEMBA students that are admitted or postpone acceptance of admissions to the LEMBA program until after June 1 are not eligible to apply.

**In order to be considered for either scholarship, you must complete and submit a FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Financial Aid and Loans

There are two sources for loans for the Leadership Executive MBA program:

These loans are not based on need, income, or credit. Students may borrow up to $20,500 through the Federal Stafford Direct Loan program and/or up to the full tuition amount through the Graduate Plus Loan.

In order to qualify for a loan, you must be a permanent U.S. resident, must not be in default on a prior federal student loan, and must have registered for the draft if required by law to do so. Depending on credit worthiness, LEMBA students may also qualify to borrow up to the full amount of tuition through the Graduate Plus Loan.

To apply for a Federal Stafford Direct Loan, fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on line at or on paper and submit it to the address included on the application. If you are offered admission to the Leadership Executive MBA program and your FAFSA is approved, the University will send you a financial aid eligibility letter.

For more information on Financial Aid options, please contact Student Financial Services at or (206) 220-8020.


Veterans planning to use GI Bill benefits can find information on our Veterans Education Benefits page. For details and additional information, please contact our VA School Certifying Official at 206-296-5833 or


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Leadership EMBA Program

Ranked #16 Nationally

The top-ranked program in the Northwest 10 years running

It's a big financial commitment but if you consider how this is going to pay off over the remainder of your professional career, it's a pretty remarkable value.

Keith Boyd, LEMBA '18 Director, Core Services Engineering & Operations, Microsoft

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