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MBA Cost of Attendance 2013-2014

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate for educational related expenses for a single person for the nine month academic period established by the University. The COA is based on federal guidelines and is utilized to determine a student's eligibility for financial aid. Listed below is the estimated COA for the 2013-2014 academic year which will be used for budgeting purposes. Please note that the COA is updated annually (March) and does not include summer enrollment, housing or anticipated expenses for spouses and dependents.

Freeman School Tuition and the Academic Support Services Fee

(Currently, $1,427 for tuition, and $86 per credit hour for the Academic Support Services Fee for the 2013-2014 academic year). This total cost per credit hour of $1,513 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 university tuition rates. Fellowship applies to these two costs only, and tuition is updated in March of each year.


Global Leadership Module Fee


Each Global Leadership class is assessed a mandatory fee of $2,050 to cover administrative program costs, international travel, lodging and some meals


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.


Student Activity Fee and Recreation Center Fee (Fall and Spring)

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 intercollegiate athletic events, movies, concerts and lectures. The Reily Center Fee of $150 per semester covers membership at the fitness center.The two fees combined are $540 for the year.


Management Communication Module Fee (International Students Only)

An intensive, month-long course during 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 2013 module.

Tuition and University Fees (Domestic Students)  $51,428.00
Tuition and University Fees (International Students)  $52,428.00



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

Room & Board

Estimated budget for rent, utilities and meals for a nine month period of enrollment for a single student


Computer Allowance

Students may request that the cost of a new computer (with other specific allowable expenses) up to $2,500 be added to their budget as outlined in the "Financial Aid Policy for Inclusion of Computer Cost in a Student's Cost of Attendance." Please refer to the Financial Aid website for specifics to allow this one-time expense.


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

All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the Tulane University Health Plan as required by law. Students may opt out of the university plan, by providing proof of alternate health insurance coverage to the university. The premium is payable in two equal installments in the fall and spring. Fall coverage may begin early with an additional premium based on the start date.



Estimated cost for first year of program for books and supplies



Estimated cost for first year of program for books and supplies



Estimated amount for other essential expenses during the nine month period of enrollment


Last Updated 4/14/14