Financial Aid & Scholarships

To help cover expenses, BYU Marriott MBA students can apply for a variety of financial aid options, including scholarships, federal student loans, BYU Marriott School of Business loans, and private loans. Students can also take advantage of employment options during their second year.


All incoming BYU Marriott MBA students are automatically considered for BYU Marriott MBA scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to students based on the strength of their application, including GMAT score, GPA, interview, and quantity and quality of work experience. About 60 percent of incoming students are awarded partial MBA scholarship support. 

The CIS provides educational funds for qualified members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from countries outside the United States and Canada who are committed to returning to their home region after the MBA. For more information about eligibility and how to apply, click here.

The Eccles Scholars Award program provides scholarships and additional financial support to MBA students who have a strong interest in and commitment to international business. Each year, up to ten students will be selected to receive the award.

Factors considered during the selection process include:

  • Academic standing, including incoming GPA, GMAT score, and GPA in the first semester of the program
  • Prior international experience (including work experience)
  • Second language fluency
  • Registration for the Global Business Certificate, the highest level of international business academic qualification for BYU Marriott MBA students
  • Proven desire to pursue a career in business with a focus in international business

Students who are interested in applying can find more information here.

The Hawes Scholar Award is given to top second-year MBA students. Criteria for the award includes academic excellence, leadership maturity, a proven commitment to ethics and values, and a demonstrated devotion to the mission of the Marriott School of Business. This designation follows students as they leave the BYU Marriott MBA program. Hawes Scholars receive a grant of $10,000. Rodney J. Hawes and his wife, Beverly, sponsor these awards. All MBA students are automatically considered for this award; no application is necessary.

The spouses of BYU Marriott’s National Advisory Council members sponsor the Single-Parent Scholarship. This unique scholarship is designed to assist single parents in gaining an advanced degree. In order to be considered for this scholarship, the following conditions must be met:

  • Applicant is a single parent (mother or father) with custody of at least one dependent child
  • Applicant must be officially admitted to the program
  • Applicant must remain in good academic standing throughout enrollment in the MBA program

Note: If a single-parent scholarship recipient marries, he or she is no longer eligible to receive the scholarship. In order to apply for the scholarship, students must contact the MBA office once they are admitted to the program.

The George E. Stoddard Prize is an honor given to second-year MBA finance students who demonstrate leadership and academic excellence. The recipients are chosen by a committee of MBA finance faculty and represent a vote of confidence in the students, their professional potential, and their role as representatives of BYU Marriott’s MBA program around the globe. Prize winners are evaluated based on academic performance and commitment to the finance program.

Five Williams Innovative Leadership Awards, each worth $5,500 or more, are given each year to students who exemplify vision and innovation, delegation, motivation, and execution in entrepreneurial endeavors. Awardees are chosen by committee from students participating in Cougar Capital and/or the Miller New Venture Challenge

The post-9/11 G.I. Bill fully funds the BYU Marriott MBA tuition costs for US veterans who qualify for 100 percent of the benefit. In addition, veterans who qualify for the post-9/11 G.I. Bill receive a housing stipend and book allowance. BYU does not participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. For more information, contact BYU Veteran and Military Services.

Other Financial Aid

Federal Loans

Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Direct GradPLUS Loans are available to BYU Marriott graduate students.

BYU Loans

In addition to federal financial aid, BYU offers institutional loans for BYU Marriott graduate students. 

BYU Marriott School of Business (MSB) Loan

  • First year: up to $8,500; second year: up to $7,000.
  • Annual interest rate varies each year (six-month grace period for repayment).
  • Must be enrolled full-time (at least eight-and-a-half credits).
  • MSB loans are automatically offered after students have accepted all direct unsubsidized loans.
  • If costs of attendance are met with federal and other aid, MSB loans are not offered.
  • Executive MBA students are not eligible for MSB loans.

Private Loans

Students who are not eligible for federal/institutional aid or who need additional funding can apply for a private loan through a banking institution. Please see “Alternative/Private Loans” for more information. 


To ask a question through Y-Message, please access it through your My Financial Center within MyBYU.

To make an appointment to meet with BYU Enrollment Services, please call (801) 422-7075.

International Student Options

BYU Marriott MBA international students can apply for student loans through the companies below. BYU Marriott does not endorse these companies and provides this list for informational purposes only. Students should always do their own research and due diligence before accepting any financial aid. 

Second-year MBA students may work off-campus, or they can work on-campus in an assistantship. Assistantships provide students with the opportunity to work on-campus at a competitive wage. Assistantships may consist of conducting research work for a professor, teaching a class, tutoring students, grading assignments, mentoring first-year students as a part of the Sherpa program, or planning large competitions and events.

Nearly all MBA students take part in summer internships between the first and second year of the program. Internships help students earn enough income to pay for some of their second year.

Scholarship Universe

Scholarship Universe is a third-party software system licensed by BYU. This free service specifically tailors scholarship opportunities to you based on information you include in your profile. Results in the database are vetted and approved by Scholarship Universe. In order to enter Scholarship Universe and create a profile, you will need to log in with your BYU Net ID and password.