Cost and Financial Aid

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. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date tuition estimates. Please contact for more information.

Financial Support

Robert C. Pozen Scholarship MBA Diversity Fund
A $60,000 gift to the University of Mississippi for the Robert C. Pozen Scholarship MBA Diversity Fund will go to two students pursuing a master’s in business administration.

The award covers $30,000 in tuition for two full-time students from Mississippi, who are entering the on-campus MBA program this summer or fall.

Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse MBA student body
  • Understanding of discrimination in the United States
  • Commitment to better communications across racial, ethnic and/or cultural lines
  • Ability to overcome educational, social or family disadvantages
  • Academic merit and leadership potential on equity and inclusion issues

In addition to tuition assistance, the Pozen Scholars will be matched with professional business leaders who will provide mentoring support during and after the students’ MBA education.
For information, or to apply, please contact Ashley McGee at

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 in the fall and spring semesters 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. 

Previous Assistantship recipients had the following outstanding qualities:

  • Mean Undergraduate GPA of 3.50
  • Mean GMAT of 550
  • Significant leadership, community service, research, and work experience during their undergraduate tenure 

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
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.