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. 



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.



A limited number of departmental scholarships are available to students who have outstanding academic merit and financial need.  Students are invited to apply each semester.

The MBA Program is pleased to also offer financial assistance for international study abroad to students in need.

Attention International Students:  International  students who enroll in our program will receive a scholarship of up to $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.

The Breazeale-King Professional Development Award is presented to MBA students with 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 award winner will receive a $750 scholarship. 

Please contact Ms. Donna Lindabury at for more information about these departmental scholarship opportunities.

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.

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.