Tuition & Financial Aid

Below is the estimated total program cost for the Full Time MBA program, based on 48 credit hours. Please remember that program costs vary depending on the number of hours undertaken and the status of the student.

  • Total Texas Resident Cost - $49,000
  • Total US-Non-Texas Resident Cost - $73,500
  • International Student (w/ resident tuition) - $56,000
  • Total International Cost - $80,500

Program costs may vary depending on the number of hours undertaken and the status of the student. Program costs are subject to change without prior notice. The costs listed above do not include books. Some international students may qualify for a reduced "International-Resident" rate. Detailed cost breakdown information is available upon request.

Financial Aid and Student Loans

Financial aid is available to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and U.S. permanent residents through the federal government. Financial aid is made up of grants and loans. Grants are very limited and need-based, so students are encouraged to complete their FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st of the year they plan on attending UH. A graduate student in one of these categories is eligible for $20,500.00 per year in Federal Direct unsubsidized loans. Repayment for both types of loans begins 6 months after graduation or anytime the student drops to less than 5 hours per semester. An application is available through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid web site.

If the Federal Direct loans are not sufficient to cover a graduate student’s cost of attendance (as set by the UH Financial Aid Office) other types of loans are available. Students eligible for Federal Stafford Loans may also be eligible for the Grad Plus Loan or a private bank loan. These loans do check credit history. International students may receive a private loan so long as they have a creditworthy cosigner. Additional loan information is available on the UH website or through your local bank.

The Bauer College of Business is unique in that it houses a financial aid advisor that exclusively serves its graduate students. If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Advisor, Karina Galvan, in the Bauer Graduate & Professional Programs Office at

Contact Information

C. T. Bauer College of Business
Graduate and Professional Programs
Financial Aid Office
Insperity Classroom Business Building (CBB), Suite 424 T
Houston, Texas 77204-6021
(713) 743-0700


Bauer MBA Scholarships

For Professional or Full-Time MBA Program Students

Below is a list of scholarships available to students after they have been admitted to a Bauer MBA program (Full-Time or Professional MBA). Scholarship applications may be submitted online. Please contact the Bauer Scholarship Coordinator at with questions or for more information on these scholarships.

Scholarship Criteria
Bank of America Academic Success Scholarship (NCNB) GPA > 3.5, GMAT > 600, Full-Time, leadership and community initiative, and Texas resident
Bauer Alumni Cougar Investment Fund Scholarship in Honor of Trey Wilkinson GPA > 3.0, must be a member of the Cougar Investment Fund, all business majors
Prudential Insurance Scholarship Fund Graduate, accounting/marketing, undergraduate degree in opposite field of study, at least a 3.0 GPA or higher
Richard Scamell International Student, 3.5 GPA, full-time student, undergraduate or graduate, financial need
Tillie & Tom McDonald Foundation Financial need, academic merit, full-time undergraduate, Full-Time or Professional MBA
Wells Fargo (1st Interstate) Full-Time, graduate student, finance concentration preferred, financial need, academic merit, leadership skills
Charles T. Bauer Full-Time MBA Scholarship Endowment Full-Time, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, financial need, at least a 3.0 GPA or higher, graduate
Charles T. Bauer Professional MBA Scholarship Endowment Professional MBA, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, financial need, at least a 3.0 GPA or higher, graduate
Chad Kuriger Scholarship MBA student, Full time, GPA>3.0
Andy & Barbara Gessner Full-time undergraduate or graduate, leadership qualities
AGL Resources Full-time student, sophomore, junior, senior or MBA, member of GEMI, GPA > 2.75, working at least part-time
Association for Corporate Growth Houston Chapter MBA Full-Time, Houston resident, graduate of U.S. public or private high school, GPA > 3.5

MBA students that meet the requirements are eligible for University of Houston scholarships. The Bauer College of Business also offers scholarships for both domestic and international MBA students. A single application is used for all Bauer College scholarships. You can apply at any time. There is no deadline, but the earlier you apply, the more scholarships there are available for which you may be considered.

All aid programs funded by federal and state government agencies, sponsoring individuals, or the College may be changed or eliminated at any time. All financial aid programs and awards are subject to the rules and regulations of the federal and state agencies, the University’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA), and the Law Center.

The University of Houston provides equal treatment and opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation except where such distinction is required by law. This statement reflects compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and all other federal and state regulations. The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity is available to answer your questions at 713-743-8835.

The University reserves the right to make changes without notice in any publication as necessitated by University or legislative action.

Loans for International Students

For international students that do not qualify for federally funded loans, the student may be able to finance their education with a private loan. These loans are called "alternative loans" and information about what students can expect from these financial providers can be found on the Alternative Loans page on the University of Houston's financial aid website.

Once you decide on an option that offers the type of loan in which you are interested, you must contact the lender directly.