Whitworth Master of Business Administration

MBA Quick Look

  • Convenient U-District location in downtown Spokane
  • All classes offered in the evenings
  • Option to complete in 1 or 2 years
  • Books provided free of charge and delivered the first night of class
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Tuition and Financial Aid

The decision you make about how to finance your MBA degree is an important one. For that reason, Whitworth provides dedicated staff to help you navigate the process. From your inquiry all the way through the application process, Whitworth's financial aid staff is available to assist you.

Many students in Whitworth's evening MBA program are fortunate to receive financial support from their employers. We encourage you to explore that opportunity with your current employer. We also want you to understand that most students receive some form of financial aid, either from federal loans or through Whitworth's Graduate Studies in Business dedicated scholarship and grant opportunities.


Whitworth's current evening MBA program tuition is $865 per credit for the 2016-17 academic year. Books are provided free of charge and delivered to you the first night of class. You pay no additional fees such as parking, health services, or other miscellaneous add-ons. Total cost for the 36-credit MBA program is $31,140. Students should anticipate a small increase in tuition each year they attend. The MBA in international management is a 45-credit degree.

Regional-Area Tuition Cost Comparison

2015-16 Whitworth University Gonzaga University Eastern Washington University University of Idaho University of Phoenix
MBA Tuition $29,640 $30,855 $21,600 $42,000 $26,640
Books & fees included in tuition? Yes No No Yes No
Accredited* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

*Source: University websites. Universities above are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the institutional accrediting body in the Northwest, except for University of Phoenix which is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to Whitworth students to support their investment in their graduate education. Students do not have to be in a low-income category to qualify, but they do need to apply to be considered for financial aid. The Whitworth Financial Aid Office (509.777.3215) is eager to assist you in determining the best way to fund your education.

Students applying for financial aid of any kind must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. List Whitworth University on the FAFSA along with Whitworth's Title IV code, which is 003804. Only domestic and permanent residents are eligible for financial aid through the FAFSA.

  • Scholarships and Grants

    Academic Scholarship: Students entering with a minimum 3.5 undergraduate GPA and a GMAT score of 550 or higher are automatically eligible for a tuition discount up to 20 percent.

    Tuition Grant: Domestic students with exceptional financial need as determined by the FAFSA are eligible for tuition grants ranging from 10-30 percent.

    Dan C. Sanford Scholarship: Students who have completed at least one semester of the program and are in good academic standing are eligible to apply.

    International Student Grant: International students do not qualify for U.S. federally funded aid; however, Whitworth offers tuition grants in the range of 10-30 percent to those international students who demonstrate high academic performance and financial need.

  • Assistance for Veterans

    The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which offers federal benefits, is designed to provide substantial educational benefits to servicemen and women. It covers a large part of the cost of a Whitworth degree. Visit our website to learn more about the veteran education benefits available to you.

    Whitworth's veterans advisor in the registrar's office (509.777.3798) can assist you in determining your eligibility. The Whitworth Financial Aid Office will then work with you to ensure that you receive the proper assistance.

  • Payment Options

    Payment options are available, including monthly payments with a minimal set-up fee. Contact the Whitworth Student Accounting Services Office at stuaccts@whitworth.edu for information.