MBA Scholarships and Funding

Upon application, candidates may be considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships are based on academic and professional qualifications and are not need-based. Financial aid comes from a variety of sources, including the Lundquist College of Business, federal government, and public and private sources, and can come in the form of scholarships, loans, federal work-study and university fellowships.

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Additional Resources
Many other forms of financial aid can help you meet your educational goals.


Scholarships are merit-based and look at GMAT, GPA, and work experience.

Students must be fully admitted to the Oregon MBA program and decisions are made at the time of admission.

Application Needed
No application is needed. Decisions are made based on the application of admission, at the time of admission.

Awarded by
All scholarships are awarded by the admissions office at the Lundquist College of Business.

Scholarship amounts vary and will be communicated at the time of admission.

Federal Loans and Work Study

Federal loans and work studies are based on need.

Only first- and second-year domestic and permanent resident students are eligible.

Application Needed
Yes, through FAFSA—apply on the FAFSA website.

Awarded by
UO Office of Financial Aid

A maximum amount of $20,500 can be awarded. Work study amounts vary.

Graduate Employment (GE) Opportunities

GE positions involve teaching or administrative tasks and are offered by various departments and units across campus. GEs carry a tuition waiver and are paid a stipend. The amount of the stipend awarded is dependent on the number of hours worked per week (8-20 hours). All qualified applicants are considered, regardless of citizenship. Individual qualifications are determined by the hiring department or unit.

A very limited number of administrative GEs are awarded by Lundquist Admissions at the Lundquist College of Business to two-year MBA candidates at the time of admission. Though awarded at the time of admission, these limited positions are fulfilled in the second year of the candidate’s program.

Graduate program GEs will be awarded based on the MBA candidate’s work experience, as it relates to the following program needs; recruitment, admission, advising, and office management. GEs awarded by the Lundquist Admissions office will be filled by the most qualified candidates on a first-come, first serve basis.

To view or apply to open GE positions across campus, visit the University of Oregon Graduate School website.

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Private Lender Loans

Contact Sallie Mae for a private loan if you are:

  • an international applicant with a U.S. citizen or resident cosigner
  • a domestic applicant who has exhausted the maximum eligibility for federal loans

International Student Scholarships

Both need- and merit-based scholarships specifically for non-U.S. students are available through the UO Office of International Affairs.