Financial Assistance

Tuition and Fees

Appalachian's Walker College of Business remains one of the best-valued AACSB accredited programs in the region. View Graduate tuition and fees.  Appalachian's MBA Program is consistently ranked by Kiplinger as a best value program. Appalachian's graduate school costs are among the lowest in the southeastern US. 

Walker College of Business Graduate Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded to incoming graduate students who exhibit the following characteristics:

  • A superior record of achievement in academic and/or career settings

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong leadership potential

Every applicant to the Main Campus and Online MBA programs is automatically considered for fellowships during the admissions process, and candidates will be notified if selected for an award by July 31 for Summer and Fall admission and December 15 for Spring admission.  (Note that summer admits who are awarded a fellowship will not receive funding for their incoming summer term).

Fellowships are awarded to incoming students only, and no new awards are granted beyond the first semester. Qualified Accelerated Admission students will be considered in the semester following successful completion of their undergraduate degree. Recipients must maintain good standing and the GPA requirement as specified in their award letter. 

Fellowship recipients are expected to represent the MBA program well at events such as information sessions, orientations, and advisory board meetings, as requested.

These competitive fellowships are subject to the availability of funding. If you have further questions, please contact Ms. Donna Lindabury.

Main Campus MBA Fellowships

  • Scholarship support totaling $6,000 - $18,000

    • awarded in amounts of $2,000 - $6,000 per semester for three consecutive semesters (including summer)

  • Graduate Assistantship (GA) totaling $6,000 - $18,000

    • GA contract for 10-20 hours per week for three consecutive semesters (including summer)

    • Students earn $22 per hour and are paid every two weeks

    • Total award amount is based on the actual number of hours worked and ranges from $2,000-$6,000 per semester

    • GAs are assigned to work with a department or professor in the Walker College of Business

  • Available to full-time students enrolled in at least 9 credit hours each semester

  • Fellowship recipients wishing to pursue a summer internship may petition for their summer scholarship and/or assistantship awards to be deferred to the fall

Online MBA Fellowships

  • Scholarship support of $6,000 - $12,000

    • awarded in amounts of $1,000 - $2,000 per semester for six consecutive semesters (including summer)

  • Available to online students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester



Assistantships are available to students in a variety of areas such as teaching, research, and work in one of our Walker College of Business departments.  Students must be on-campus and enrolled full time (at least 9 hours) to qualify and are invited to apply each semester.  Please contact Ms. Donna Lindabury at for more information.


There are also assistantships available in many other offices on campus not related to Walker College of Business. Visit the Graduate Assistantship page for more information for a list of open positions on campus.


International Students

International  students who enroll in our program will receive a scholarship of $500 in their first semester. These funds are meant to defray the additional application costs for international students. This scholarship will be paid in the month after the term start date.

Study Abroad

The MBA Program is pleased to offer financial assistance for international study abroad to students in need.  Students will be invited to apply each fall and spring semester as funding permits.

Professional Development

The Breazeale-King Professional Development Award is presented to a MBA student with a concentration in Human Resources or International Business, or with a dual degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management. Preference is for funds to be used for professional development activities such as attending a conference, paying for membership in a professional organization, attending statewide or regional meetings, etc. The awardee will receive a one-time scholarship of up to $1000. 


For Hispanic students, learn more about scholarships available through our partnership with Prospanica, the association of Hispanic MBAs and business professionals.

For graduate school scholarships, please visit the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies scholarship page.  The priority review deadline is March 1 for these awards.

For a comprehensive list of nationwide MBA scholarship resources, visit Go Grad's Guide to Financing Your MBA Degree.

Federal Financial Aid

Federal financial aid is available to on-campus AND online, degree-seeking and certificate-seeking students who are US citizens or permanent residents and are enrolled at least 1/2 time (4.5 hours).  Learn more.