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Tuition and Fees

All Professional MBA students are considered students of the University of South Carolina - Columbia campus regardless of the actual location where they attend classes. Students can take courses in one of eight regional sites with the option to go remote when they need it.

Students pay an hourly rate per course (every course is three credit hours). Both residents and non-residents of South Carolina pay the same hourly rate.

Fee Amount
Graduate Admission Application Fee Waived for Summer and Fall 2024
USC Matriculation Fee (one-time fee) $80
Professional MBA Confirmation Fee (one-time fee)* $250
Tuition (per credit hour, regardless of residency) $810
USC Technology Fee (per credit hour) $17
Professional MBA Cost Summary**  
USC Matriculation Fee (one-time fee) $80
Tuition (48 credit hours at $810 per credit) $38,880
Technology Fee (48 credits at $17 per credit)  $816
Total Cost for Entire Professional MBA Program $39,776

*The Professional MBA confirmation fee is required to secure a spot in the Professional MBA program. Once enrolled in the PMBA Program this $250 fee is applied toward the first term's tuition.

**PMBA Students may choose to study abroad for elective credit. There is an additional program fee associated with studying abroad. Learn more about study abroad opportunities.

Fees are subject to change without prior notice. Fees above approved by USC Board of Trustees. 

The Office of Financial Aid provides the full breakdown of the estimated cost to attend. 

Financing Your MBA

Professional MBA students finance their education in several ways: employer reimbursement, federal student loans, veteran benefits and personal savings. Upon completion of your admission application, please explore the funding options that best fit your needs. 

Applicants are encouraged to contact their employer's human resources department to learn about available tuition assistance programs. Explore the company's tuition benefits plan, including year and lifetime limits, and application/approval process. USC offers the option of direct billing your employer for your tuition.

Students who are U.S. citizens or international students with permanent residency status may apply for federal financial aid offered through the University of South Carolina. While the Professional MBA program is considered part-time, students who follow the prescribed course sequence are enrolled in the minimum number of hours required to be eligible for federal loans. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be completed online after submitting the admission application. More information is available from the USC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Military personnel may use veterans benefits to finance their education in the Professional MBA program. Contact USC Veteran Services for assistance and the necessary paperwork.

Upcoming Events

USC Professional MBA Virtual Info Session

Thursday, May. 23, 2024

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

Professional MBA Virtual Info Sessions

Thursday, Jun. 6, 2024

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE with registration

Professional MBA Virtual Info Sessions

Monday, Jun. 17, 2024

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: FREE with registration

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