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Paying for Your Education

Rated the No. 4 Master's Program for Return on Investment by Payscale, a Bentley graduate degree is a smart investment in you. With available merit and financial aid, Bentley works with qualified applicants to help make paying for their education as easy as possible.

The chart below depicts typical rates for the 2019-2020 academic year. Actual costs may be higher for individual students depending on program requirements, time to graduation, variable personal expenses, etc. More information on the tuition and fee structure as well as billing cycles, payment plans, and tuition insurance can be found here.

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All Programs Rate
Cost Per Course $4,800
Total MS Tuition (based on 10 course minimum) $48,000
Total MBA Tuition (based on 12 course minimum) $57,600
Other Fees & Expenses (Estimate)  
Part-Time Domestic  $780
Full-Time International (includes cost of living) $17,300
Merit Aid Awarded  
MBA Part-Time Average Award $11,860
MBA Full-Time Average Award $18,800
MS Part-Time Average Award $8,500
MS Full-Time Average Award $11,420

Please note that “Other Fees & Expenses” includes a reasonable range of expenses including books, class supplies, meals and housing expenses a typical graduate student may incur.

Merit Aid

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.


As a form of merit aid, Bentley offers a limited number of Graduate Assistantships for full time students entering in the fall term. Assistants are selected for one-year appointments in research, academic, and administrative roles based on their merit aid qualifications in addition to relevant education and experience that suggests a strong contribution to the available opportunities. Assistants are paid an hourly wage for work performed, which averages 15 hours per week each semester.

On Campus Employment

University-funded employment provides additional job opportunities for students. Students may work up to 20 hours per week while classes 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.

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Bentley awards more than $2 million in merit-based aid. Learn more how we work with qualified applicants to help finance their education.

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Financial Aid

Bentley Graduate Need Grant
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. Additional information is available here.

Federal Stafford Loan
The federal government allows domestic students to borrow up to $20,500 each academic year at a fixed 5.31 percent interest rate and a 1.068 percent origination fee (as of July 1, 2016). 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 website. Failure to complete loan counseling may result in the cancellation of a student’s loan.

Alternative Loan Programs
Private alternative loans provided supplement funding to help pay direct and indirect educational expenses. Additional information is available here.

Satisfactory Academic Progress
In order to remain eligible for assistance, financial aid applicants must meet standards of academic progress established in accordance with federal regulations. The Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) of aid applicants and recipients will be evaluated by the Office of Financial Assistance at the end of each semester. Additional information is available here.

Yellow Ribbon Service
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. Additional information and online application are available here.

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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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