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Executive PhD in Business: Finances

Tuition and Fees

  • The program is designed to be completed in three years over the course of nine semesters. The total cost of the three-year program is $153,000, or $17,000 per semester.
  • The program cost includes tuition, books and software.
  • Students are responsible for the cost of travel and lodging associated with attending the required immersion weekends.
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Payment Options

Bentley University offers a semester payment plan; the plan includes a maximum of four installments and is based on enrollment date. Plans are available to students prior to the due date of their bill. Fall dates are Aug. 15 through Nov. 15, and the Spring dates are Dec. 15 through March 15.

Enrollment into the plan is done online via the student's Workday portal by typing "Sign Up for a Payment Plan" in the search bar. There is a $35 enrollment fee that will be charged to the account at the time of enrollment. Enrolling in the payment plan is a two-step process. Once you hit submit you will be prompted to "Review Documents" and complete the payment plan terms and conditions (note, you will also receive a notification in your Workday inbox to complete the terms and conditions). The terms and conditions form must be completed to officially be enrolled in the plan.

Late installment payments are subject to a financial hold and a $20 late payment fee. Two consecutive missed payments will result in being removed from payment, and the full balance will be due immediately.

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For questions related to billing or your student account please contact:
Becky Turner
Student Accounts Representative

Financing Options

There are both federal and private alternative loan programs available for students interested in borrowing to cover the cost of their education. 

Federal Loan Programs

Students who meet basic federal eligibility requirements are entitled to borrow up to $20,500 per academic year in the Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan program. Additionally, students may borrow further federal loans through the credit-based Direct PLUS Loan program. Both federal loan programs require that students submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the year in which they wish to apply. Students receiving Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loans must complete a master promissory note and loan entrance counseling requirements before funds can be disbursed. Students receiving Federal Direct PLUS Loans must complete an additional promissory note before funds can be disbursed. Please note, all Federal Loans have an origination fee deducted from the proceeds before they are sent to Bentley. Students must be citizens or eligible non-citizens to qualify for federal loans. The FAFSA application, PLUS application, loan requirements, and more information on interest rates and fees can be found at

Private Alternative Loans

Students who qualify can secure credit-based loan financing through private lenders. Students apply for these loans directly with private lenders; however, Bentley is required to certify your loan eligibility. Before considering alternative loans, make sure you have determined whether you are eligible for federal loans, as they may offer more favorable terms and conditions. When searching for private loans, we encourage you to carefully compare rates and terms before making any decision on what loan program is best for you. Our office has created a list of lenders you may wish to consider based on their service and longevity. The lenders we have listed were chosen because of their competitive interest rates, borrower benefits, and track record of superior customer service. You should consult each lender to confirm current loan program details. You may use any lender you would like, and are not obligated to choose one from this list.

For questions related to Financial Assistance or loans please contact:
Ron Fetter
Associate Director, Financial Assistance | 781-891-3441

Refund Policy

Executive PHD classes Fall 2023
First Day of Class:  100%
Remainder of the First Week of class: 80%
Second Week: 40%
No Refund After Second Week

Executive PHD classes Spring 2024
First Day of Class:  100%
Remainder of the First Week of class: 80%
Second Week: 40%
No Refund After Second Week

Executive PHD classes Summer 2024 (7 Weeks)
First Day of Class:  100%
Remainder of the First Week of class: 80%
Second Week: 40%
No Refund After Second Week

For questions related to general programs please contact:
Patricia Caffrey
Administrative Director, PHD Programs | 781-891-2541