Master's in Finance Cost and Return on Investment

 

Let’s get right down to ROIs.

In as little as one year, Eller’s Master’s in Finance program prepares you for lucrative careers in everything from financial management and planning to investment banking and beyond. In fact, the program is ranked number one in the nation for employment rates, and tied for number one worldwide.

Program Cost

The Arizona Board of Regents has not finalized tuition for Summer 2019. The figures below are an estimate of the expected charges and other expenses.

Arizona State Residents

  12-Month Program 16-Month Program
Registration and UA Fees $31,810 $37,155
Living Expenses $15,200 $15,525
Textbooks $1,000 $1,500
Miscellaneous $3,400 $5,100
TOTAL $51,410 $59,280

Non-Residents/International

  12-Month Program 16-Month Program
Registration and UA Fees $51,937 $67,345
Living Expenses $15,200 $15,525
Textbooks $1,500 $1,500
Required Health and Accident Insurance (12-Month Premium) $2,088 $3,130
International Student Fee $100 $100
Miscellaneous $3,400 $5,100
TOTAL $74,225 $92,700

Information regarding housing, travel, and personal expenses are conservative estimates and are intended to give you a sense of these expenses.

The 12-month academic program cost estimates include tuition and fees for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The 16-month academic program cost estimates include expenses for Fall, Spring and Fall semesters only (e.g., living expenses for summer are not included). Registration and UA fees may vary depending on the number of credit hours of registration in a given semester (for both Arizona and non-Arizona residents).

Please note that the cost of a part-time program is more expensive. Tuition is charged based on units registered but is not calculated on a straight pro-ration. The UA Bursar's Office schedule of Tuition and Fees can provide an estimate of the tuition and fees charged for fewer than full-time credits.


Financial Aid

We believe the very best education shouldn’t be cost prohibitive—and the Master’s in Finance from the Eller College is one of the best values in graduate education. Our reasonable tuition and the low cost of living in Tucson result in a quick, positive return on your investment.

Many students choose to take out a loan to pay for all or part of the costs associated with attending the Master's in Finance program.

Loan programs available to MSF students include:

  • Federally sponsored (Stafford) loans – for U.S. citizens only
  • Alternative private loans – for U.S. and international students

All offer low interest loans repayable upon completion of your degree.

Eligibility for need-based grants, loans and scholarships is determined by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available on line at https://financialaid.arizona.edu/faq-or-dynamic/fafsa. Many funds are limited, so those students who have their FAFSA completed by March 1 each academic year receive priority processing.

Applicants must have been admitted to the MMF program before The University of Arizona Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) will make financial aid awards. Graduate students must be enrolled at least halftime in order to receive federal loans.

The University of Arizona Graduate College Financial Resources website provides current information on graduate scholarship sources.

A number of external funding sources for UA graduate students are also available, including:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs – offers fellowship grants to graduate students at accredited U.S. schools who can demonstrate financial need and are enrolled members of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native group or possess one-fourth degree federally recognized Indian blood: https://www.aigcs.org/aigc-scholarship-fellowship-opportunities
  • FastWeb – scholarship search engine: www.fastweb.com
  • FinAid – a comprehensive resource for student financial aid information, including an online searchable database of financial aid resources: www.finaid.org
  • Fulbright Scholarships – awards are available for U.S. and non-U.S. students who aim to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills: www.iie.org
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) – along with Pfizer, Inc., sponsors Hispanic students in graduate school. Awards are for $10,000 in a student's first year of graduate study, with the possibility of renewal for a second year: www.hsf.net (applications available beginning August 1)
  • IEFA - International Education Financial Aid – sponsored by International: www.iefa.org
  • Sallie Mae Scholarship Search – SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, owns or manages Federal Stafford Loans and other student loans: https://www.salliemae.com/student-loans/graduate-student-loans/default.aspx
  • Sampoerna Foundation – offers scholarship funds on an annual basis to outstanding young Indonesians from financially disadvantaged families: www.sampoernafoundation.org
  • Scholarships.com – scholarship search engine: scholarships.com

Alumni Success

A lifetime of career success.

Our Master’s in Finance program will help you build solid skills in financial analysis, problem solving and informed financial decision making. Whether you choose the 12- or 16-month program, you’ll be immersed in a hands-on learning environment, receiving quality interaction with top research faculty who are dedicated to preparing you for whatever you choose to take on next—from corporate finance to financial planning to investment banking and beyond.

Meet a few of our outstanding alumni:

Never a Typical Day: Trent Kruse '04

Trent Kruse

Vice President (Treasurer), Treasury, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, JCPenney

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New Skills are My System Upgrade: Esther (Yun Shen) Lo '14 MSF

Esther (Yun Shen) Lo

Senior Financial Analyst, Hitachi Vantara

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Taking a Holistic View on Financial Planning: Michelle Anthony '03 MMF

Michelle Anthony

Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Wealth Management, Catalina Investments

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Your Future is Calling

You’ve heard the “why.” If you think you’re a good fit, it’s time for the “how.” Let’s get you on the road to your Eller MSF. Contact us or begin your application now:

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