Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financing the M.S. in Management Program

The purpose of this advisory is to outline the costs associated with Elon's M.S. in Management program and to provide you with the available financing options to assist in meeting those costs. If you should desire additional information, please contact Lynette Lorenzetti in Elon's Office of Financial Planning at, (336) 278-7640.


One of the major benefits of the M.S. in Management is the reasonable cost of tuition. The current total program cost is between $28,000 and $35,000. The cost for 2016-2017 will be $878 for each credit hour. Many companies, recognizing that advanced education is an excellent investment, will pay all or part of an employee's expenses.  In addition, Elon offers a deferred payment plan and student loans.

The Student Loan Programs

If you intend to apply for any federal financing, we encourage you to submit your FAFSA at the time you apply for admission.

Federal Stafford Loan

Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500 through the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan program. The student will be charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. If the interest is capitalized (allowed to accumulate), it will be added to the principal amount of the loan and will increase the amount the borrower will have to repay. If the choice is made to pay the interest as it accumulates, the total interest charges paid during repayment will be considerably less. The maximum unsubsidized loan for graduate and professional study is $20,500 per year.

The total amount a graduate or professional student may borrow from all Stafford Loans (including undergraduate loans) combined is $138,500 (no more than $65,000 of this amount may be in subsidized loans). The graduate borrowing limit includes any Stafford Loans received for undergraduate study.

Under current law, the fixed interest rate charged on Federal Stafford Loans is set each year by the Department of Education at the beginning of July. There are also small origination and guarantee fees associated with each loan. These fees are deducted up front and thus lower the actual amount of each disbursement.

Repayment of Stafford Loans begins six months after graduation or withdrawal from the M.S. in Management Program. This is called the grace period. During the grace period on a Stafford loan, no payment of any principal is due.

For more information, visit First-time borrowers are required to complete student loan entrance counseling and a Master Promissory Note, which are available at

Federal PLUS Loan for Graduate Students

This loan is based on credit worthiness. The application and disbursement process is similar to that described for Stafford Loans. Principal can be deferred while you are enrolled, however interest will accrue. Repayment begins immediately after graduation or when you are no longer enrolled.

The maximum amount a student may borrow from the PLUS Loan program is $42,417 (Elon’s Cost of Attendance for the M.S. in Management program); less any Stafford Loans and other forms of financial aid a student may be receiving.

For more information, visit First-time borrowers are required to complete student loan entrance counseling and a Master Promissory Note, which are available at

When to Apply for Financial Assistance

Students should apply as early as possible, and certainly no later than mid-June 2016, to ensure loan proceeds will be available at the commencement of the 2016 term. You do not need to wait until you have been admitted into the M.S. in Management program to begin the financial aid application process. However, students will not be notified of aid eligibility until they are admitted.

Billing and Payment Process

For the 2016-2017 academic year, students will receive a bill from the Bursar’s Office in early June that will be due in July 2016. A second bill will be sent in early January that will be due in February.

How to Apply for Student Loans

  1. Complete and submit, to the Office of Financial Planning, the 2016 - 2017 Elon Graduate Financial Aid Application
  2. Complete and submit the 2016 - 2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be filed electronically online at

Elon’s Federal Title IV School Code is 002927.