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Tuition & Financial Aid

The program fee for the Aerospace & Defense MBA is $72,500, well below the national average for MBA programs.

The program fee includes:

  • All university tuition and fees
  • Books and materials, including course-specific software
  • Technical support for all software
  • Local transportation to and from classes and special events during residence periods
  • Two catered meals most days during residence periods

*Note that if using VA benefits, textbooks and meals are not included in tuition. Contact the Office of Veterans Services for more details.

The program fee does not include:

  • Laptop computer (if needed, you can purchase a laptop at a discount through the UT Computer Store)
  • Travel to and from residence periods
  • Lodging during residence periods

Payment schedule:

The university invoices students or their sponsors for one third of the total tuition 30 days prior to the start of each semester.

  • Non-refundable advance program fee – 15 days after admission: $1,000
  • First installment deadline – January: $23,167
  • Second installment deadline – April: $24,167
  • Final installment deadline – August: $24,167

Financial Aid

Loans & Scholarships

Fellowships/assistantships are not available for this program, but you may qualify for federal financial aid. Learn about federal student loans and other need-based financial aid for graduate students at One Stop Express Student Services.

The federal government also offers a loan forgiveness program for graduates of the program who work in the nonprofit/public sector.

Please contact us for more information about funding options.

Employer Sponsorship

Many applicants’ employers provide full or partial financial assistance, as the Aerospace & Defense MBA assignments relate directly to work and improve employee performance and retention. More on sponsorship negotiations.

Veterans' G.I. Bill Benefits

G.I. Bill benefits can be applied to tuition costs and can significantly reduce expenses for sponsoring employers and students. Applicants should contact UT’s Office of Veterans Affairs: utkva@utk.edu or 865-974-1500. Veterans interested in learning more about possibly utilizing G.I. Bill benefits to attend ADMBA should contact Ms. Jayetta Rogers in UT’s Veterans Resource Center at jrogers4@utk.edu or (865) 974-1500.   Details and eligibility guidelines for the Post-9/11 benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, can also be found through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Many veterans from states in the southeastern U.S. may be able to be classified as “in-state” students through a higher education cooperative program known as the Academic Common Market.  Doing so could help military veterans using G.I. Bill benefits secure higher levels of funding support.  Military veterans interested in more information about this program should speak with Christine Danjo Johnson, Program Manager at (865) 974-1917 or email admba@utk.edu.  

Special Programs

Employees of the University of Tennessee or a Tennessee Board of Regents Institution are eligible for fee waivers.