Graduate Scholarships and Financial Aid
Bentley awards more than $2 million in merit-based aid to highly qualified full-time and part-time graduate students applying for spring or fall terms. Merit awards are based primarily on academic, professional and personal achievement, without regard to financial need. Scholarships are distributed in the form of tuition remission, and recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA to retain award eligibility. We highly encourage you to submit applications early in the admission cycle for consideration.
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Scholarships & Awards
Merit scholarships are awarded to highly qualified full-time and part-time students based primarily on academic and professional achievements and with consideration for the contribution each individual can make to the graduate program. All applicants are considered for merit scholarship, and awards are communicated with the admission decision.
The Dean's Leadership Award offers partial to full tuition remission for selected applicants from our partner organizations supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of business.
Partner organizations include professional associations such as National Black MBA Association, National Society of Black Engineers, National Association of Black Accountants, Prospanica, and Association of Latino Professionals For America, ROMBA; service organizations such as City Year and AmeriCorps; international study programs such as AMIDEAST, Institute of International Education, and American Councils for International Education; and a number of women's colleges and minority-serving institutions across the U.S.
Bentley seeks to promote diversity through the summer pre-graduate program Discover Bentley. Students who participate in Discover Bentley are opted in to be evaluated and considered for this award.
Dean's Leadership Award is available for Fall term applicants only. We recommend applying to the earliest rounds of an admission cycle to be considered for this scholarship.
Qualified students who are pursuing Master's degree in Human Factors in Information Design at Bentley's McCallum Graduate School of Business. Candidates must be full-time students in good academic standing. This award is an endowed fund - award will vary each academic cycle (estimate range is 1 course). Candidates are considered by nomination only.
One-time award, for domestic students only. Amount varies by year. New and continuing students who are not receiving other forms of merit aid are eligible for consideration. Candidates are considered by nomination only. Endowed fund which may vary each academic cycle.
Bentley University’s Master’s in Accounting Fellowship program provides recipients with a full scholarship towards a Master’s in Accounting (MSA) degree, mentorship, and customized career development support. The demand for diversity in the accounting profession is high, and this program aims to provide those groups who are underrepresented in the profession with the financial, academic, and career support to start on a rewarding career in this field. Learn More
Grants & Loans
Available only to full-time domestic students (defined as those earning at least nine credits per semester), who meet filling deadlines and demonstrate sufficient need, the Bentley Graduate Need Grant is designed to supplement federal loans and does not need to be repaid. Students in the Falcon Fast-Track program are required to file a CSS Profile Form with their parents’ information to be considered for need-based financial assistance. Learn More
The federal government allows domestic students to borrow up to $20,500 annually for each academic year at a fixed percent interest rate. Though interest will accrue, students with a minimum of 4.5 credits per semester can defer payments until 6 months after graduating (or dropping below the 4.5 credit minimum).
Bentley automatically processes students’ Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan for the amount shown on their award notifications, unless students notify Bentley that they will decline or reduce the amount of the loan.
First time Stafford Loan applicants are required to complete loan counseling to understand their rights and responsibilities as borrowers. Counseling can be completed at the StudentLoans.gov website. Failure to complete loan counseling may result in the cancellation of a student’s loan.
Bentley offers flexible international student loans through our partnership with Prodigy Finance. Prodigy is a reputable lender servicing international students seeking graduate-level education opportunities, providing a valuable funding resource without worrying about collateral or requiring a co-signer.
Bentley is pleased to recognize the service and contributions of our veterans and their families by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Each year, Bentley offers five $4,000 awards to eligible graduate students.
Departmental assistantships are one-year positions within specific academic or administrative departments that typically operate as staff members who work a varying number of hours based on the duties of the role.
Assistants are selected by the assigned department in consultation with Graduate Admission. Departmental assistantships include both a scholarship and work component and replace any prior merit award.
A small number of departmental assistantships are granted each term to newly admitted students in the HFID program and students selected to work in the Bentley Athletics department. These students work closely with the program director in supporting the work of the User Experience Center or work with the Bentley Athletics department, typically in an assistant coach or other leadership roles.
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available for highly qualified full-time students entering a fall term and are awarded primarily based on academic profile and STEM competencies, as well as the appropriate match of the student with an available opportunity. These one-academic-year assistantships come with partial tuition remission in the form of a merit scholarship and a stipend in exchange for a 15-hour per week work commitment. Qualified admits who have indicated an interest in a graduate assistantship are automatically reviewed for consideration and notified by a letter of admission.
Qualified students nominated by Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center each academic year for one year. The award amount is tuition remission awarded as a Dean's Leadership award with a work component funded by BSLCE. Learn more
Graduate Student Employment
University-funded employment provides additional job opportunities for students. Students may work up to 20 hours per week while courses are in session. Bentley’s Student Employment Office maintains online job listings to advertise available positions throughout the year. For more information, visit Student Employment.