Aerospace & Defense MBA

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

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 12, 2017: $22,000
  • Second installment deadline – April 15, 2017: $23,000
  • Final installment deadline – August 15, 2017: $23,000

Financial Aid

Loans & Scholarships

Fellowships/assistantships are not available for the Aerospace & Defense MBA, but the program does 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 Aerospace & Defense MBA who work in the nonprofit/public sector.

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.

Military Service Program

G.I. Bill benefits can be applied to tuition costs and can significantly reduce expenses for sponsoring employers and students. Details and eligibility guidelines for the Post-9/11 benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, can be found through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Applicants can also contact UT’s Office of Veterans Affairs: or 865-974-1500.

Special Programs

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

Many out-of-state candidates in the Southeast region can obtain in-state tuition rates through Academic Common Market. Students using Post-911 GI Benefits are particularly likely to benefit.