Paying For Your Education
Rated the #4 Masters Program in Return on Investment by Payscale, a Bentley Graduate Education is a smart investment in you. With available merit and financial aid, Bentley works with qualified applicants to help finance their education.
Cost Per Course
Total Tuition Based on 16 courses
Other Fees & Expenses
Merit Aid Awarded
Part-Time Average Award
total awards $194,350
Full-Time Average Award
total awards $2,158,661
Bentley University offers a select number of students merit-based scholarships that do not require additional work outside of the program curriculum to qualify. Recipients are selected based on criteria that includes their previous academic and professional achievements, skills that suggest a unique contribution to their incoming class, and test scores including, if applicable the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
In addition to Bentley’s scholarship program, the University and a coalition of diversity and corporate partners offer three Dean’s Leadership Awards each year. Two full-tuition scholarships for our full-time MBA programs and one half-tuition scholarship to our part-time and evening programs are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to social responsibility.
Full-time graduate students can receive partial to full tuition discounts by serving as research, educational, and administrative Assistants to Bentley University faculty and staff. Assistants are selected based on criteria that includes their previous academic and professional achievements, skills that suggest a unique contribution to their incoming class, and test scores including, if applicable the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Assistants are not paid a salary, but are taxed on the estimated hourly rate for their position.
Graduate students can apply for salaried, on-campus jobs through the Office of Student Employment. Generally these jobs require roughly 20 hours of work each week. Bentley University’s hiring department makes hiring decisions and determines work schedules.
Bentley Graduate Need Grant
Available only to full-time students (defined as those earning at least nine credits per semester), who meet filling deadlines and demonstrate sufficient need, the Bentley Graduate Need Grant is designed to supplement federal loans and does not need to be repaid. Students in the Master’s Candidate Programs are required to file a CSS Profile Form with their parents’ information to be considered for need-based financial assistance. Additional information is available here.
Federal Stafford Loan
The federal government allows students to borrow up to $20,500 each academic year at a fixed 5.31 percent interest rate and a 1.068 percent origination fee (as of July 1, 2016). Though interest will accrue, students with a minimum of 4.5 credits per semester can defer payments until 6 months after graduating (or dropping below the 4.5 credit minimum).
Bentley automatically processes students’ Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan for the amount shown on their award notifications, unless students notify Bentley that they will decline or reduce the amount of the loan.
First time Stafford Loan applicants are required to complete loan counseling to understand their rights and responsibilities as borrowers. Counseling can be completed at the StudentLoans.gov website. Failure to complete loan counseling may result in the cancellation of a student’s loan.
Alternative Loan Programs
Private alternative loans provided supplement funding to help pay direct and indirect educational expenses. Additional information is available here.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
In order to remain eligible for assistance, financial aid recipients must meet the standards of academic progress established in accordance with federal regulations. Details on those requirements are available here.