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Financing Your Professional MBA

Professional MBA students finance their education in several ways: employer reimbursement, federal student loans, veteran benefits and personal savings. Upon completion of your admission application, please explore the funding options that best fit your needs. 

Applicants are encouraged to contact their employer's human resource manager to learn about company tuition assistance programs. Explore the company's tuition benefits plan, including year and lifetime limits, and application/approval process. USC offers the option of direct billing your employer for your tuition.

Students who are U.S. citizens or international students with permanent residency status may apply for federal financial aid offered through the University of South Carolina. While the Professional MBA program is considered part-time, students who follow the prescribed course sequence are enrolled in the minimum number of hours required to be eligible for federal loans. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be completed online after submitting the admission application. More information is available from the USC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Military personnel may use veterans benefits to finance their education in the Professional MBA program. Contact USC Veteran Services for assistance and the necessary paperwork.

Other sources of funding include professional and panhellenic organizations as well as large corporations such as Wal-Mart, Target, etc.  Private loans are available for some students through their personal banks.