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Information on Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid Packages

Tuition & Fees

Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA)  

$45,748 (annual)

$44 Orientation fee (charged in the first term of the program)
$40 Graduation Activity fee (charged in each term of the program)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)  

$45,748 (annual)

$44 Orientation fee (charged in the first term of the program)
$40 Graduation Activity fee (charged in each term of the program)

Master of Science in Finance (MSF)  

Full-Time MSF

If you pursue your MSF full-time -- with the standard 10 courses in the full-time program of study -- your total tuition will be $45,748. If you decide to take more than the standard 10 courses, you may incur additional tuition costs.

$44 Orientation fee (charged in the first term of the program
$40 Graduation Activity fee (charged in each term of the program)

Part-Time MSF

If you pursue your MSF part-time, your tuition costs will be assessed on a per-course basis at a rate of $4,426 per four-credit course, and $2,213 per two-credit course. Books are included in the cost of tuition for part-time MSF students. 

World Financial Centers

The tuition for the World Financial Centers course (FIN 255a) is $4,426. The course, which is usually offered each summer, is a one-week travel experience to a financial center of global significance, which follows an immersion program at Brandeis IBS and area institutions to acclimate students with the city to which they will be traveling. 

PhD in International Economics and Finance (PhD)   

$45,748 (annual) for first three years of program

$2,812 (annual post-res fee) for 4th year & beyond until all coursework is completed 
$1,406 (annual continuation fee) once all coursework is completed & student is ABD
$44 Orientation fee (charged in first term of the program)
$40 Graduation Activity fee (charged in each term of the program)

Partial or full tuition waivers are frequently issued to students accepted into the PhD program.

BA/MA (Brandeis/Wellesley Undergraduates Only)  

$45,748 (annual)

$40 Graduation 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.

BA/MBA (Brandeis Undergraduates Only)  

$45,748 (annual)

$44 Orientation fee (charged in the first term of the program)
$40 Graduation Activity fee (charged in each term of the program)

BA/MBA students pay for three semesters of tuition and fees.

Special Student  
$1106.25 per credit ($4425 for a 4-credit course)

Financial Aid

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) is committed to supporting US and international students with both need-based and merit-based aid whenever possible. You will be considered for financial aid based on your:

  • Academic achievements
  • Professional accomplishments
  • Demonstrated financial need

However, please note that -- even if you are selected to receive financial aid -- 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 and BA/MBA students should note that financial aid for graduate study is traditionally less generous than undergraduate financial aid.

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. The government charges an origination fee of 1.073% (for loans first disbursed before October 1, 2014) and 1.074% (for loans first disbursed on or after October 1, 2014) on the total amount of the Stafford Loan.  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

The government charges an interest rate of 6.21% on this loan that begins accruing interest upon the date of disbursement. 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.

Graduate PLUS Loans have a federal origination fee of 4.288% (for loans first disbursed before October 1, 2014) and 4.292% (for loans first disbursed on or after October 1, 2014).  Graduate PLUS Loan rates are fixed at 7.21%. 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  

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

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.