Cost is always an important factor in graduate program selection, and the Ole Miss MBA Program is one of the best values you will find anywhere.
Tuition and fees are based on your residency status (Mississippi resident or non-resident), the number of credit hours for which you enroll, and the semester of enrollment. Tuition and fees change annually. Use the tuition estimator application on the Bursar's website to estimate the current costs of tuition and fees for the MBA program. Please be sure to scroll down to the MBA program and indicate if you are resident or non-resident and the number of hours for which you will enroll to determine your cost per term.
The John N. Palmer MBA Assistantship Program
The John N. Palmer MBA Assistantship Program provides financial aid and practical experience to a limited number of full-time, on-campus MBA students with the highest admission credentials (GPA and GMAT score) among their peers. Assistantship recipients are assigned to a professor (or department within the Business School) for a total of 10- 12 hours of work per week to assist with administrative or research activities. John N. Palmer assistantships provide a stipend of $2,500 per semester and include a partial waiver (approximately 75 percent) of graduate school tuitions and fees during the fall and spring semesters. Please note that there is a difference between the MBA tuition and Grad School tuition. Students will be responsible for the difference. The assistantship excludes summer and intersession courses.
If a student is a non-resident and receives a John N. Palmer assistantship, the out of state tuition graduate fee is waived for the fall and spring terms.
Upon receiving the award, specific criteria will be sent to you along with your departmental assignment.
Assistantship recipients from the 2016/2017 academic year had the following outstanding qualities:
All admitted students are automatically considered for an assistantship. No additional application is required. Assistantships are awarded for two semesters only, Recipients must be enrolled full-time to be eligible (9 credits minimum) and must remain in good academic standing (GPA above 3.0).
Honors Fellowships of $2,000 per academic years are awarded to a small number of incoming students of exceptional academic accomplishment. Recipients of graduate fellowships are also eligible to receive departmental assistantships and/or other fellowships. More information is available from the Graduate School.
Diversity Fellowship Program
The Graduate School administers a fellowship program available to persons who are members of minority groups (African American, Hispanic American, and Native American) that have historically been under-represented in graduate education programs. This program has two components: (1) a stipend and (2) a tuition scholarship.
The stipend is $1,000 for master’s students (fall and spring). To receive this stipend, a student must be admitted into a degree program, enrolled on the Oxford campus for at least 9 hours of graduate work each semester, nominated by the academic department, and must not be a full-time employee.
The tuition scholarship is valued at 75 percent of regular graduate tuition (and a 44 percent non-resident scholarship). The tuition scholarship also is available to graduate students who are part-time. This scholarship is applied automatically.
Several types of loans are available to graduate students. For information on loans for MBA students, visit the Office of Financial Aid.