Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

The 7-month Executive Leadership Certificate Program takes place over two academic quarters. Tuition or the 2021 incoming class, which is locked for the duration of the program, is $17,500 per quarter. This cost includes tuition, textbooks and course materials, meals and lodging at residential sessions, continental breakfast and lunches on class days, and food and refreshments at various hosted events.


Financial Aid and Loans

There are two sources for loans for the Executive Leadership Certificate program 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 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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I took those eight months in the Executive Leadership Certificate program to reflect on who I was, what I'm about, where I've come from, and where I want go from here. It was one of the most valuable things I’ve done in my career.

Nancy Sutherland, ELP '17 Director of Portfolio Management Office, Expeditors International

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