Tuition and Financial Aid

The cost of the 20-month Leadership Executive MBA program is $109,200 for the Fall 2023 class. The EMBA cost, which is locked for the duration of the program, is billed equally across six quarters ($18,200 per quarter). 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.


The University awards several Executive MBA program scholarships to professionals whose experience reflects their commitment to Seattle University values. Applicants for the Early Decision or second application deadlines (December 1 and March 1, respectively) are eligible for the Hagen Scholarship which provides up to $30,000 in financial support to help defray the EMBA cost.

Interested candidates must complete a scholarship application which is part of the online program application.

Admitted students that did not complete a scholarship application may apply for one post-admission, and their application will be evaluated at the next application deadline.

IMPORTANT: 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 Executive MBA students which are not based on need, income, or credit:

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.

To apply for a Federal Stafford Direct Loan, fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. 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 options to finance the Executive MBA program, please contact Student Financial Services at financialservices@seattleu.edu 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 va@seattleu.edu.

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

Leadership EMBA Program

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