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Tuition and Fees

Professional MBA students are considered students of the UofSC Columbia campus regardless of the actual location where they attend classes. Students pay an hourly rate per course (every course is three credit hours). Both residents and non-residents of South Carolina pay the same hourly rate.

Fee Amount
Graduate Admission Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver [PDF]
$100
UofSC Matriculation Fee (one-time fee) $80
Professional MBA Confirmation Fee (one-time fee)* $250
Tuition (per credit hour, regardless of residency) $741
Banking Track Tuition (per credit hour, regardless of residency) $753
UofSC Technology Fee (per credit hour) $17
Professional MBA Cost Summary**  
UofSC Matriculation Fee (one-time fee) $80
Tuition (48 credit hours at $741 per credit) $35,568
Technology Fee (48 credits at $17 per credit)  $816
Total Cost for Entire Professional MBA Program $36,464

*The Professional MBA confirmation fee is required to secure a spot in the Professional MBA program. Once enrolled in the PMBA Program this $250 fee is applied toward the first term's tuition.

**PMBA Students may choose to study abroad for elective credit. There is an additional program fee associated with studying abroad. Learn more about study abroad opportunities.

Fees are subject to change without prior notice. Fees above approved by UofSC Board of Trustees as of July 2017.


Financing Your 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 resources department to learn about available tuition assistance programs. Explore the company's tuition benefits plan, including year and lifetime limits, and application/approval process. UofSC 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 UofSC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

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

Upcoming Events

PMBA Information Session

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE

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