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Information on Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid Opportunities

Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)

The tuition and fees listed below are for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please note that tuition rates increase each academic year by approximately 3-4%.

Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA)  

$50,965 (annual)

$75 Orientation fee (charged in the first term of the program)
$44 Student Activity fee (charged in each term of the program)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)  

$50,965 (annual)

$75 Orientation fee (charged in the first term of the program)
$44 Student Activity fee (charged in each term of the program)

Master of Science in Finance (MSF)  

$57,709 (annual)*

$75 Orientation fee (charged in the first term of the program)
$44 Student Activity fee (charged in each term of the program)

*includes fall, spring and summer of first year; does not include final fall semester [which will be charged at 1/2 the university semester rate. 1/2 the current university semester rate is $12,471. The current total charge for the MSF program is therefore approximately $70,450].   

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)  

$63,706 (total program cost)

$75 Orientation fee (charged in the first term of the program)
$44 Student Activity fee (charged in the fall and spring terms of the program)

PhD in International Economics and Finance (PhD)   

$50,965 (annual) for first three years of program

$3,094 (annual post-res fee) for 4th year & beyond until all coursework is completed 
$1,548 (annual continuation fee) once all coursework is completed & student is ABD
$75 Orientation fee (charged in first term of the program)
$44 Student Activity fee (charged in each term of the program)

Most PhD students are provided full-tuition waivers and health benefits. 

BA/MA (Brandeis/Wellesley Undergraduates Only)  

$50,965 (annual)

$44 Student Activity fee (charged in fall and spring of student's fifth and final year of the program)

Tuition and other charges during your first year of the MA program are the same as they would be for your final year of undergraduate study. Any scholarship received for the BA/MA program will only apply to your fifth (final) year of the BA/MA program.

Special Student  

$6,372 (4-credit course)
$3,186 (2-credit course)

Financial Aid

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) is committed to supporting students with scholarships and financial aid whenever possible. However, please note that -- even if you are selected to receive a scholarship and/or loan -- you should still plan to pay for some portion of your tuition costs, as well as your housing, daily living expenses, and other incidental costs. BA/MA students should note that financial aid for graduate study is traditionally less generous than undergraduate financial aid.

We're pleased to provide you with a Guide to Financial Aid at Brandeis to assist you with the process. 

Federal Financial Aid  

Federal loans are available to U.S. citizens and eligible permanent residents who are enrolled at least half-time (at least 6 credit hours per semester) in a degree program. 

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are guaranteed educational loans. The maximum amount of Stafford Loans that a student may request in one academic year is $20,500. This loan currently has an origination fee of 1.073%. The loan proceeds will be disbursed directly to the student's account, less the fee, in equal amounts, one payment for each term in the loan period. 

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are non-need based guaranteed loans. The only conditions that would preclude a student from eligibility for this loan would be if a student has reached his or her maximum lifetime aggregate limit (currently $138,500), a student is in default on a previously- awarded federal loan, or a student does not have a valid FAFSA application. To request an Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, a student must complete the online FAFSA application at

This loan charges a fixed interest rate of 6.21% if first disbursed before July 1, 2015 and 5.84% if first disbursed on or after July 1, 2015. Subsidized Stafford Loans and Perkins Loans are not available to graduate students. More detailed information about Stafford Loans (interest rates, repayment schedule, origination fee, etc.), can be found here.

Graduate PLUS Loans

The Graduate PLUS Loan is a fixed-interest student loan guaranteed by the federal government that allows graduate students to borrow the total cost for their graduate school needs, including tuition, room and board, supplies, lab expenses, and travel, minus any other financial aid you receive. The Graduate PLUS Loan is a non-need, credit-based loan similar to a private student loan with the benefit of having a fixed interest rate and federal guarantee. U.S. citizens or eligible permanent residents enrolled at least half-time in a degree program can be considered for Graduate PLUS Loans.

This loan currently has an origination fee of 4.292%. This loan charges a fixed interest rate of 7.21% if first disbursed before July 1, 2015 and 6.84% if first disbursed on or after July 1, 2015. Interest is charged on the loan from the date the first disbursement is made until the loan is paid in full. 

To request a Graduate PLUS Loan, please go to the Department of Education and select the “Sign In” button in the upper left-hand corner. (You will need your FAFSA PIN number to sign in. If you do not remember your PIN number, you can request a duplicate). Once you have logged in, you will need to complete three steps that can be found on the Brandeis Student Financial Services page

Supplemental Loans  

Supplemental loans are available to both full-time and part-time students but are more limited for part-time students. Visit our Office of Student Financial Services website and use the BorrowSmart tool to compare a variety of loan options. It is important to consider the following factors as you review the various loans:

  • Interest rate: Fixed or variable?
  • Fees: Disbursement fees, repayment fees or both?
  • Repayment: How long, how often and flexibility of repayment options?

Resources for Supplemental Loans

International Students  

Brandeis IBS offers a limited number of loans to international students, and students are considered for these loans based on a variety of factors including their academic achievements, professional accomplishments and demonstrated leadership potential. 

This Graduate Brandeis Loan is a low-interest (5%) student loan. Loan capital is provided by the university. Repayment of both the interest and principal is deferred while the student is enrolled in school. Once the student ceases to be enrolled or graduates, a grace period of nine months will begin. Repayment must commence at the conclusion of the grace period. Students who are awarded this loan must obtain and complete the required promissory note, as well as any supplemental loan forms, at the beginning of each academic year. Loan funds will be tentatively credited to the billing statement pending the completion of the documents mentioned above. Anticipated credits on a student's account will be canceled if all the required forms are not complete. 

Outside Scholarships:

Banco de Credito, Peru: Offers loans to Peruvian students who are studying abroad.

Global Student Loan Corporation: Partners with financial institutions globally to provide loan programs that do not require a co-signer in the host country and meet students' special needs.  In addition to covering tuition, the Global Student Loan provides funding for housing, travel, computers, insurance and communications.

Funding for U.S. study (IIE)

International Financial Aid (International Student loans)

International Scholarships

100+ Scholarships for International Students (2017-18)

Yellow Ribbon  

Brandeis International Business School is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.  The Yellow Ribbon Program is intended to make participating private institutions more accessible to eligible veterans who are pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.  This award is a supplement to Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and signifies the University's commitment to support veterans who are pursuing higher education.

The Yellow Ribbon Program scholarship (including the VA match), combined with Brandeis scholarships, federal aid and other estimated financial assistance, cannot exceed the cost of attendance.  Yellow Ribbon Program recipients must remain in good academic standing while receiving the award.  Recipients will be eligible to receive the award in subsequent years, provided that Brandeis remains a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Current or prospective students who have been offered admission are eligible to apply.  The application requires submission of a copy of your certificate of eligibility from the VA to the Office of Student Financial Services.

Additional information: Yellow Ribbon Program.