Assistantships + Awards
We’re committed to helping the best and brightest succeed.
That’s why we offer select merit awards based on your academic and professional achievements. All applicants are automatically considered—there is no separate application process for merit aid.
A graduate assistantship not only reduces the cost of your education, but also provides income to help cover your living expenses. The benefits include:
- Tuition reduced to $25 per semester
- 40% of student health insurance premium paid by UGA
- A monthly stipend for working 13 hours per week in the Terry College of Business.
For the 2016–2017 academic year, the annual assistantship stipend per MBA will be $9,175 ($917.50 per month for ten months).
Approximately the top one-third of the incoming class are awarded assistantships.
Expenses for a Student on Assistantship (2016–2017)
|Total Expenses for First Year||$5,535|
|Reduced UGA Tuition||$50|
|UGA Student Fees||$2,270|
|Health Insurance Premium (student portion) — mandatory plan premium details||$1,215|
|New Laptop Computer (estimate)||$500|
We award a variety of scholarships, ranging in amount from $500 to $12,500 per year.
We award one Terry MBA Leadership Scholarship, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 annually, in the spring semester to a current MBA student. As a Full-Time MBA student, you can nominate yourself based on:
- Leadership contributions through formal leadership roles in the business clubs, MBA program-wide events, community service, or other extracurricular activities
- Informal leadership qualities through classroom performance, team relationships, and peer interactions
- Personal recommendations from a faculty member, a coach, and a fellow MBA student
Information on the nomination process is provided to students each spring.
Need-Based Financial Assistance
Domestic students requiring need-based financial assistance should apply for available need-based federal loans and grants before applying for private education loans. International students with U.S. co-signors can apply for private education loans. The University does not endorse or recommend any private education (alternative) loan company.
The UGA Office of Student Financial Aid outlines the application process for incoming students and provides a detailed FAQ to answer to common questions. This process starts with filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which can be done online and should be done as soon as you file your taxes. The FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) determines your eligibility for federal loans and grants.