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Financial Aid

We understand that choosing to pursue an advanced degree is an important investment of your time and resources. University of Colorado Executive MBA students have several financial aid options available to them through a variety of resources.

The Executive Programs office encourages incoming students to work closely with Joe Hogan, the EMBA Accounting and Budget Manager, to make this process as easy and smooth as possible. Joe is an invaluable resource and acts as a liaison on behalf of EMBA students with the Financial Aid Office, which processes and tracks applications. The Financial Aid office is located on the Denver campus.

Options for Financing your University of Colorado Executive MBA

Employer Support

The valuable skills you will gain in the program will immediately benefit your company, colleagues, and yourself as you apply your knowledge to actual business situations and challenges faced everyday. Many employers appreciate that investing in their employee’s business education is a good investment and offer full or partial reimbursement. Contact your company’s human resources department for more details.

Executive MBA Business School Grants

To promote a wide range of industries in the classroom and create a diverse environment, the CU EMBA Program provides post acceptance grants in varying amounts to prospective students working in, for example, the nonprofit sector or under-represented industries. A separate application is not required. For details please contact Joe Hogan, at (303) 623-1888.

Veterans Benefits

The University of Colorado is a “Military Friendly" university, committed to providing servicemen and women with a high-quality education catered to their distinct needs. The University of Colorado is a public University and proud member of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This distinction allows veterans to maximize their service time by possibly having 100% of the EMBA tuition paid for depending on length of service. The OVSS represents Active Duty, Reservist, National Guard, Veteran and VA Dependent students. Please contact the VA Office at (303) 556-2745 or by email at vaoffice@cudenver.edu to find out more details about your VA benefits.

The David Sloan - University of Colorado Executive MBA Scholarship

Each year, the Denver Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) awards a scholarship to an Executive MBA student from the University of Colorado EMBA Program. The scholarship is awarded to a first or second-year student enrolled in the CU Executive MBA program, in the amount of $2,500 annually.  It is renewable for a second year based on both the academic performance and display and interest in mergers and acquisitions. To be eligible for the award, the recipient must have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better. Students are notified of the application period by the University of Colorado Executive MBA Program Director and can then complete the ACG Scholarship Application according to the announced deadline. For additional information, please visit The ACG Scholarship Page: http://www.acg.org/denver/about/scholarshipprogram.aspx

Federal Stafford Loan

Executive MBA students can help fund their education through student loans. All federal loans require the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens and have not defaulted on a previous student loan. For information please visit: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

Private Educational Loans

Private educational loans are an additional financing option that students may consider. Most commercial banks have a student loan department that can assist with additional detail. Other lending alternatives could be to borrow from your 401k or the equity in your home with a low interest HELOC loan. We recommend students research private lenders and review the terms and conditions of each program prior to securing a private educational loan.