Financial Information

The Belk College MBA program offers students a nationally-accredited academic program with outstanding economic value. From this page, students can find information on tuition and fees, as well as financial assistance opportunities.

Information on North Carolina resident status for tuition purposes is available from the UNC Charlotte Registrar’s Office.

Estimated Tuition & Fees for Fall 2018-Spring 2019

North Carolina residents
(per semester)
Non-Residents of North Carolina
(per semester)
0-2 $2,053.40 $3,732.65
3-5 $3,345.40 $6,703.90
6-8 $5,027.25 $10,065.00
9+ $6,784.50 $13,501.50

Tuition for new MBA students reflects a special increase approved by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. All tuition revenue generated through the special increase will be allocated to the MBA program to improve student services, enhance orientation and special programs, and lay the foundation for future growth in the program.

UNC Charlotte is a publicly supported institution. Tuition payments and other required student fees meet only a part of the total cost of the education of students enrolled. On the average, for each full-time student enrolled in an institution of the University of North Carolina, the State of North Carolina appropriated $12,868 per year in public funds to support the educational programs offered.

UNC Charlotte and the Belk College of Business offer a variety of need and merit-based financial awards for students entering the MBA program. 

MBA Program Scholarships

The MBA Enhancement scholarship program was established in 2005 to attract high quality candidates to the UNC Charlotte MBA Program. Each academic year, the MBA Office will award Enhancement Scholarships to new students entering the program.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit (previous undergraduate and/or graduate GPA and GMAT score). Award amounts will vary, and may range from a small stipend to 50 percent of the student’s annual tuition and fees.

Some MBA Enhancement Scholarship awards will be based on merit only, without consideration of the student’s financial need, while other awards will be based on a combination of merit and need. Where need is a consideration, students will be required to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For information on the FAFSA or to apply online, visit the UNC Charlotte Student Financial Aid Office website.

Enhancement Scholarship recipients may be full-time or part-time students (generally 6 credit hour minimum). All students admitted by March 15 will automatically be considered for scholarship awards. No additional application is required.

Graduate Assistantships

There are a limited number of graduate assistantships available for MBA students in the Belk College of Business each academic year. Graduate Assistants typically work 20 hours per week, assisting faculty with class preparation and research.

Graduate Assistants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA. They should not be employed elsewhere during their appointment as a graduate assistant. For a complete list of policies and conditions of appointment, visit the Graduate School website.

Funding Resources

Visit the Graduate School's website to learn about additional funding resources available to graduate students. 

Other Scholarship and Loan Opportunities


National Black MBA Association
National Society of Hispanic MBAs


National Society of Professional Engineers


Long-Term Loan information on non-need-based financial aid programs is available from UNC Charlotte Office of Student Financial Aid.