Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

The 7-month Executive Leadership Certificate Program takes place over two academic quarters and tuition is $17,000* per quarter. Tuition is locked in for the duration of the program and is billed at the beginning of each 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. On-campus parking is not included in tuition.

Financial Aid and Loans

There are two sources for loans for the Executive Leadership Certificate 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, Executive Leadership Certificate 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 Executive Leadership Certificate 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


* Actual tuition for the 2020 - 2021 academic year may vary. Annual tuition is set by the University Board of Trustees each spring.


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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