Tuition & Financial Aid
The program fee for the Aerospace & Defense MBA is $69,000, well below the national average for executive 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
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
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 12, 2017: $22,000
- Second installment deadline – April 15, 2017: $23,000
- Final installment deadline – August 15, 2017: $23,000
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 Janice Reid, Recruiting and Admissions Coordinator at JReid7@utk.edu or (865) 438-8644.
Employees of the University of Tennessee or a Tennessee Board of Regents Institution are eligible for fee waivers.