Full-Time MBA Tuition and Financing

Year One (30 credit hours)
Year Two (30 credit hours)
Management fee   
Health insurance fee   
$1,972 per year
Books and supplies   
$1,920 per year
Housing and living expenses   
$14,000 per year

The above information is for the class entering in the fall of 2016.

* Tuition is subject to review and/or change, with approval by the University Provost's Office and Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees.

Financing your MBA

Financial aid

Financial aid is available through Case Western Reserve University’s Office of Financial Aid. Administered by the Office of Financial Aid, full-time MBA financial aid applicants must follow a separate procedure from the admissions application process. U.S. citizens and international applicants whose cosigner is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident can apply for aid.


Applicants to the Case Western Reserve MBA program should indicate whether they wish to be considered for scholarships to help their MBA financing in the “Financial Aid and Funding” section of the online application. Scholarships are awarded based on academic and professional qualifications and are not need-based. Consideration for scholarships does not require a separate application and does not affect the admission decision.

If an offer of admission is extended, scholarship awards are included in the offer letter. Scholarships cover part or all of tuition for both years of the Case Western Reserve Weatherhead full-time MBA program. Most are renewable for a maximum of four semesters, and all require recipients to maintain good academic standing and full-time enrollment. If a scholarship offer is not made for the first year of study, students should not anticipate receiving a scholarship in their second year. The only exception is the Allen C. Holmes scholarship, which is offered in a candidate’s second year.

Awards are offered as early as the Round 1 decision date. Therefore, early application is strongly recommended to maximize scholarship availability.

Scholarships are offered based on a combination of academic and professional achievement. We consider transcripts, work experience, and GMAT or GRE scores when disbursing scholarships. Additionally, we interview candidates to gain insight into their potential to contribute in the classroom.

Endowed scholarships

Due to the generous support of our funders, we are able to offer scholarships to deserving students. Scholars are selected based on the parameters set by our funders as well as an applicant’s professional and academic achievements

Alumni Association Scholarship

The Weatherhead School of Management Alumni Scholarship is a full-tuition merit-based scholarship and living stipend of $4,000 per year awarded to candidates who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and professional experience.

Cleveland Clinic Health Management Scholarship

Cleveland Clinic has joined forces with Weatherhead to create the Health Management Scholars program. This innovative partnership gives four students the unique opportunity to participate in Weatherhead’s full-time MBA program and in a specialized experiential learning assignment at Cleveland Clinic. Qualifying scholars will also receive the following benefits:

  • Scholarship for up to 50% of tuition. Candidates may also be eligible to receive additional tuition funds through our general scholarship fund.
  • Prestigious paid summer internships at Cleveland Clinic

Dean’s Fellows

The Dean’s Fellowship is a full-tuition merit-based scholarship and living stipend of $4,000 per year awarded to candidates who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and professional experience. Recipients will have the opportunity to compete for junior board seats, executive mentors and teaching assistantships as well. They will also have access to an annual employer preview event, a leadership conference of their choice and a faculty mentor.

Eligibility for this award: Competitive GMAT scores (minimum 700), at least five years of progressive responsibility at work, a minimum of a 3.8 or equivalent undergraduate GPA (quality and length of work history may offset a lower GPA), and ability to contribute to the class’ overall diversity in academic and professional background, nationality, gender and ethnicity.

Weatherhead Ambassadors

The Ambassador Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship worth half to full tuition and is awarded to candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, potential for career success in their chosen field of study and strong leadership experience. As part of the selection process, students must interview with a member of the faculty. Recipients will have the opportunity to compete for administrative graduate assistantships.

Eligibility for this award: Applicants must demonstrate leadership success, work experience and communication ability, and must contribute to the class’ overall diversity in academic and professional background, nationality, gender, and ethnicity.

The Allen C. Holmes Fellowship

Established in 1992 with a gift from Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in memory of Allen C. Holmes, this award provides an annual opportunity for a talented second-year MBA student enrolled at Weatherhead to become involved in regional economic policy issues at the highest level within the Cleveland community.

Tracy L. Tomko Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2004 through gifts from family and friends of the late Tracy L. Tomko (MBA ’00) for the purpose of establishing a scholarship for a female student enrolled in the MBA program.

The Fowler Center Fellowships Endowment Fund

Established in 2014 through the gift of Chuck D. and Char A. Fowler. Fowler Fellows support students in the full-time MBA program with a passion for sustainable value and who demonstrate exceptional ability, allowing them to focus on transformational ideas and business practices. Mr. Fowler is the Director and Chair of the Executive Committee for Fairmount Santrol. He is chairman of the University's Board of Trustees.

Veterans Education Benefits

Weatherhead is proud to provide service to veterans and their dependents who are eligible for Veterans Education Benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill®, Post-9/11 GI Bill®, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program. Case Western Reserve University also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for those who are 100% eligible for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

For more information about how to take advantage of these benefits and our school's requirements, visit the University Registrar's Prospective Veterans Students page and consult the Frequently Asked Questions about Veterans Education Benefits.


An master's degree is an investment, and one option to fund your Case Western Reserve MBA is a student loan. Weatherhead does not endorse any specific lender or receive compensatory benefit from any lender. We recommend careful consideration and comparison of all lending options and terms before entering into a loan agreement.

Loans are given to students who have demonstrated financial need and repaid in accordance with the specific terms of the loan. Student loans may be private or government-sponsored, subsidized (need-based) or unsubsidized (non-need-based). Interest may not start to accrue until after graduation or it may begin immediately.

The university’s Office of Financial Aid provides detailed information on the types of loans that are available and how to apply for them.