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Graduate Admission

Tuition and Aid

Your education is a big investment. That’s why we do everything possible to make it affordable for you and your family and to provide the kind of return on investment you expect — and deserve. A Bentley graduate degree is a smart investment in you. With available merit and financial aid, Bentley works with qualified applicants to help find ways to pay for their education.

The annual cost of attendance includes tuition plus estimated expenses for domestic or international students and varies by academic year. Domestic student expenses are highly dependent on part-time or full-time enrollment. International student expenses may vary, however, all F-1 and J-1 students must demonstrate funding based on Bentley’s estimates. The chart below reflects estimated costs for the academic year and is subject to revision.

2023 - 2024 Tuition Costs
Per Course $5,590
Annual Total: Part-Time Programs (6 courses) $33,540
Annual Total: Full-Time Programs (9 courses) $50,310

Tuition for all of Bentley’s graduate programs is billed at the per-course rate. Total tuition for your program can be estimated based on the number of courses required. All MS programs require at least 10 courses (30 credits), while the MBA requires at least 12 courses (36 credits). Some programs require additional foundation courses that may be waived based on your academic and professional background. Visit our Graduate Programs page for more information about the curriculum and requirements of each program.

Off-Campus Domestic Students Costs
Housing and Food* $18,720
Books (avg.) $1,600
Personal (avg.) $1,450
Health Insurance** $2,481
TOTAL ANNUAL COSTS $24,251

All estimated expenses are based on averages and actual expenses will vary. Students wishing to borrow for expenses greater than those listed can do so by documenting their costs and submitting a request for a budget increase to the Office of Financial Assistance. 

*Housing and food costs are based on the average cost of living over the fall and spring terms. Off-Campus students are those designated as living in an off-campus apartment or house, maintaining rent/mortgage payments. Graduate students living in on-campus housing may reference the Current Fee Chart for more detailed pricing.

**All students are assessed a student health insurance fee of $2,481, which is subject to change annually and will be updated prior to the start of the new academic year. This is mandatory for all graduate students registered for more than 6 credits. U.S. citizens are required to enroll or waive out of the plan with proof of comparable insurance coverage.

International Students Costs
Housing and Food* $18,720
Books $1,600
Personal Expenditures $1,450
International Student Fee $250
Mandatory Health Insurance**  $2,481
TOTAL ANNUAL COSTS $24,501

In accordance with federal regulations, F-1/J-1 students must provide proof of financial ability to pay for tuition, fees, and living expenses in the U.S. This information is collected through the Confirmation of Financial Resources (CFR), which provides estimates of how much it may cost to attend Bentley each academic year.

International students holding an F-1 or J-1 visa must maintain full-time student status while in the U.S. At Bentley, this means enrolling in at least three courses per term during the fall and spring semesters (summer enrollment is optional). International students attending online from outside the U.S. may choose to enroll part-time.

*Housing and food costs are based on the average cost of living over the fall and spring terms. Off-Campus students are those designated as living in an off-campus apartment or house, maintaining rent/mortgage payments. Graduate students living in on-campus housing may reference the Current Fee Chart for more detailed pricing.

**All students are assessed a student health insurance fee of $2,481, which is subject to change annually and will be updated prior to the start of the new academic year. This is mandatory for all graduate students registered for more than 6 credits. All non U.S. citizens are automatically enrolled in the Bentley student health insurance plan.

Merit Scholarships

Bentley University offers merit-based scholarships to a select number of qualified applicants. Recipients are selected based on criteria that includes their previous academic and professional achievements, test scores, and skills or attributes that suggest a unique contribution to their incoming class.

Through partnership agreements with select national and local organizations, Bentley offers a limited number of partial to full Dean’s Leadership scholarships for academically qualified members enrolling in the MBA program with endorsement from their organization. These awards are designed to provide students working with leading diversity and corporate partners the opportunity to pursue a graduate education. 

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Understanding Financial Aid

This guide is designed to help you understand your financial aid award, policies for receiving aid and maintaining financial aid eligibility, and options for paying your expected contribution toward education costs.

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Additional Resources

Applicant Resources

Our team at Bentley works with applicants every day to help them prepare for a graduate business education. Visit our page to see tips for applicants and other resources you may find helpful.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Meet the Admission Team

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