Graduate School of Business

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for MBA (2019-20)
$595 per credit hour
Technical Fee $26 per credit hour (up to 10 hours per semester)

Tuition for MSIS (2019-20)
$635 per credit hour
Technical Fee $26 per credit hour (up to 10 hours per semester)

Financial Aid
Graduate students have a number of options to finance their education. These options include loans, scholarships and grants that come from federal, state or privately funded sources.

Deferred Billing Plan—qualified students whose employers provide tuition reimbursements are allowed to defer payment of their bill for one month after each semester ends (i.e., spring tuition may be paid as late as June). There are no fees or interest assessed to accounts with this pre-approved option.

GI Bill—contact Angie Shafer, Military Account Manager, at 501-279-4338 or

Payment Plan—qualified students may be set up on a four-payment plan each semester. Payments are due on the 1st of each month. A $25 fee will be charged for this option each semester; however, no interest will be charged. A $35 late fee will be assessed if the student does not pay per the terms of the agreement. To set up a payment plan option or for more information, please contact the Business Office at 501-279-4034 or

*Federal Student Loans—graduate students enrolled at least half time (6 hours for graduate students) are eligible for up to $10,250 in Stafford loans each semester. For questions regarding financial aid, please contact Rigel Page in the Financial Aid office at 501-279-4390 or

*Graduate certificates are not approved for Title IX funding.    

In order to receive financial aid for the MBA and MSIS programs, the following steps must be taken:

  1. Be accepted into the program of study as a graduate student.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at
  3. Be enrolled at least half-time (6 hours for graduate students) per semester in courses that are required for the selected program. 

Private Funding—private alternative loans are designed for students with absolutely no access to any available federal loan options. Harding University's Office of Financial Aid Services will certify private loans for any lender that a borrower chooses. Harding University does not endorse any lender. We do, however, recommend that you evaluate your private alternative loan options carefully, and comparison shop before you finalize your choice of a private alternative loan. To assist you in narrowing your search for a private alternative loan, Harding makes available a comprehensive listing of all companies that have made one or more private alternative loans to Harding University students or families during the current or prior academic year. Please contact Financial Aid for additional information about private lending options.