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MBA Cost of Attendance 2015-2016

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate for educational related expenses for a single person established by the university for the nine month academic period. The COA is based on federal guidelines and is utilized to determine a student's eligibility for federal financial aid. Listed below is the estimated COA for the 2015-2016 academic year and is used for budgeting purposes. Please note that the COA is updated annually (March) and does not include summer enrollment or anticipated expenses for spouses and dependents.

Freeman School Tuition

(Currently, $1,500 per credit hour for the 2015-2016 academic year) - This cost per credit hour of $1,500 assumes that a student registers for a normally progressing average course load of 30.5 credit hours per year and is subject to future annual increases based on the university tuition rates.  Fellowship applies to tuition only, and tuition is updated annually in March of each year.


Academic Support Services Fee

This fee entitles a student to use the supplementary services of the university library, certain computer services, data and voice hookups, Educational Resources and Counseling, and other academic support services.  The cost of the Academic Support Service fee is $100 per credit hour.


Global Leadership Module Fee

Each of the four Global Leadership courses is assessed a mandatory fee of $1,775 (2 per year), to cover administrative program costs, lodging and some meals while students work with leading executives around the globe on strategic and corporate planning efforts. The course fee does not include the cost of flights from the US to the abroad destination. Please note that students who apply for federal need-based financial aid may request additional expenses in their budget to help defray the cost of airfare for international travel


Health Center Fee

A mandatory fee of $320 per semester provides for primary health care at the Tulane Student Health Center, health education programs, drug and alcohol counseling, and Tulane Emergency Service (TEMS). The total Health Center Fee is $640 per year.


Student Activity Fee and Recreation Center Fee

There are two separate mandatory University fees. The Student Activity fee of $120 per semester, entitles students to participate in or attend supported activities, readership of a weekly student newspaper, admission to athletic events, movies, concerts and lectures. The Reily Center Fee of $150 per semester covers membership at the Reily Student Recreation center.The two fees combined are $540 for the year.


International Student Module Fee (International Students Only)

An intensive course in July preceding program entry designed to prepare international students for study in a U. S. classroom. The course fee, which is subject to annual adjustment, is $1,000 for the Summer 2015 module.


Tuition and University Fees (Domestic Students)  $53,530.00
Tuition and University Fees (International Students)  $54,530.00

Additional Allowable Expenses (may be included in student loan requests)

Room & Board

Estimated budget for rent, utilities and meals for a nine month academic period for a single student.


Computer Allowance

Students may request that the cost of a new computer (and other specific allowable expenses) up to $2,500 be added to their budget. Please refer to the Financial Aid website for specifics about the "Financial Aid Policy for Inclusion of Computer Cost" to include this one-time expense in a financial aid award.


Health Insurance Premium (per academic year, subject to change)  

All full-time Tulane University students are required to carry health insurance coverage equal to or greater than the university requirements. Each year, full-time students must wither enroll in the university-sponsored student health insurance plan or waive enrollment in this plan by providing proof of other adequate coverage. Students may opt out of the university plan, by providing proof of alternate health insurance coverage to the university. Currently, premiums are billed in the amount of $1,312.00 per semester for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students whose program begins in the summer will also be required to carry adequate health insurance. Please note that the 2015-2016 insurance policy may differ due to recent health care reform, and the new plan and premiums are announced by the Student Health Center in mid-summer.



Estimated allowance for local transportation during the nine month academic period.



Estimated allowance per year of program for books and supplies.



Estimated allowance for other essential expenses during the nine month academic period.


Last Updated 4/13/15