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Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition and Fees

MBA (2019-2020)
Cohort - Total Program Tuition and International Study Travel and University Fees* $45,260.00
Foundations (per unit)** $997.00
Foundations University Services Fee $170.00

*If a student leaves or is dismissed from the MBA program, there will be a full refund of the portion of the student’s payments allocated to field study, less any amount already paid to a third party provider to cover trip costs.

**Additional 9 units of MBA Foundations Courses at Master's per unit rates are required for those who did not complete equivalent foundational Business Administration courses at the undergraduate level; consult the MBA Program Director for details.

MBA Scholarship Opportunities

Mount Saint Mary's University is pleased to announce the availability of the following scholarship and financial aid opportunities:

The Dr. Janet Robinson MBA Director’s Scholarship

The Dr. Janet Robinson MBA Director’s Scholarship, founded by Mount Regent Christopher Turner and Dr. Christian Teeter, honors the contributions and efforts of the MBA Program’s founding Director, Dr. Janet Robinson.  The MAP’s Board of Directors in concert with a member of the CSJ Community will select three recipients for the scholarship each calendar year.  Applicants will be considered based on academic achievement (a minimum 3.33 GPA is required) and a commitment to service, and will be known in the MBA Program as “Director’s Scholars.”   Applications are available in the MBA Program Office and can be requested by writing to

Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative

The Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative (AVSI) supports the young men and women returning in record numbers from Iraq and Afghanistan, whose abilities and experience make them ideal college student candidates. Recognizing that public colleges and universities are not the perfect fit for all students and that the transition from military life to student life can have its challenges, the AVSI is designed to provide returning veterans the support needed to attend and ultimately graduate from private institutions of higher learning. 

Graduate Merit Scholarships

The MBA program at Mount Saint Mary's University offers departmental scholarships. These Scholarships are merit-based and competitive, and are awarded to new students at time of admissions. The faculty admission committee automatically considers all applicants for a scholarship opportunity. The amount of a scholarship varies depending on the promise and merit of a student’s application.

Archdioceses Tuition Reduction Program

A tuition discount of an amount specified by the University each year may be awarded to those graduate students who fulfill one of the following requirements:

Members of Catholic religious communities, Catholic diocesan priests and Catholic deacons in good standing, upon verification from appropriate religious authority.

Laypersons enrolled in graduate programs who are full-time (40 hours per week) employees of a Roman Catholic diocese or parish as listed in the current diocesan directory or in "The Official Catholic Directory"; (P.J. Kennedy & Sons, pub.), upon written verification of employment. This employment must be the major source of income for the student.

Laypersons who are chaplains in hospitals or prisons and who are full-time employees of a Roman Catholic diocese or a Roman Catholic institution (according to "The Official Catholic Directory"); written verification of employment required.

The student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in order to qualify for the wavier. Workshops and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are not included in this waiver. It is the student's responsibility to complete and file a Tuition Discount Application form with the Business Office prior to registration. At each subsequent registration period, the student may verify employment by submitting a copy of their most current paycheck stub to the Business Office.

Corporate Tuition Discount Program - Southern California Gas Company

Southern California Gas Company - Employees of Southern California Gas Company who are admitted to a Mount Saint Mary's University graduate program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Contact Graduate Admissions for details at 213.477.2800.

Financial Aid Information

Federal Direct Stafford Loans

Federal Direct loans are the most common loans for undergraduate and graduate students. Federal Direct loans must be repaid with interest. Presently graduate students can only take unsubsidized loans.

Unsubsidized Loan: The student is responsible for paying all the interest on the loan, during and after college.

Graduate Unsubsidized Loan Amount: $20,500 per year

Alternative Loans

Alternative Loans are private loans to supplement educational financing

How to Apply for Financial Aid

External Financial Aid Resources