Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Tuition & Payment Options
MS in Finance Program Fees
|Per Credit Hour||Total Number of Credits||Total Program Cost|
|$1,000 per credit hour||30 credits total||$30,000|
Program Fees for the MS in Finance total $30,000. Course fees are $3000 per course and are billed per semester for course(s) taken in a particular semester. On average, a student can expect to take two courses in the summer semester, three courses in the spring, and three courses in the fall. Students may choose to increase or decrease their course load, and the account billing summary will automatically adjust according to the number of actual courses taken.
Program Fees are the same for Florida residents, out-of-state residents, and international students.
MS in Finance Program Fees include:
- Textbooks and materials
- Bloomberg certification
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) preparation courses
- Refreshments and snacks on class nights
- Digital parking permit
- Student ID card
- Guaranteed schedule for the entire program
- Pre-program orientation
- Access to workshops and seminars
- Full support: advising, tech support, financial services, career guidance
- Lifetime discounted rates on professional development courses
- 24/7 access to dedicated group study rooms
- Microsoft Office products
- Tutoring services available for quantitative core courses
- Graduation regalia
- Graduation banquet
1. Federal Financial Aid
Students whose method of tuition payment is federal financial aid should complete
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.
FAU Executive Education school code: 001481
Most students who apply for Federal Financial Aid (Stafford Loan) via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are eligible for $20,500 per academic year in loans. The awarded amount is divided into 2 semesters - fall and spring. Once awarded, the funds can be declined, decreased or accepted in the amount awarded. The amount of tuition covered by the financial aid is deferred until the aid award is disbursed.
View the FAU Financial Aid database for additional information.
2. Tuition Assistance
A copy of your Voucher (Letter of Credit) is required by our office within the first
week of classes. Once Vouchers are received, the Controller’s Office will bill your
company directly for the classes and amounts listed on the Voucher.
The Sponsor’s payment of fees and costs shall not be contingent upon a student’s academic performance in one or more courses. The student will be responsible for paying any portion of the tuition/fees not covered by their employer.
To be eligible for Tuition Assistance, your employer must be set up for Third Party Billing.
Please see the steps here, third party billing | Florida Atlantic University, on how to become eligible. Please contact the Controller’s Office for assistance on this process: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Tuition Reimbursement
If a student’s employer offers tuition reimbursement, the student will be responsible
for paying their tuition balance upfront, no deferment is available. Students can
make payments via self-pay, financial aid, VA benefits, etc.
Students are responsible for following their employer’s tuition reimbursement policy on how to ensure that they are reimbursed for their classes. If proof of payment is required by your employer, please contact Financial Services, ExecEdFinance@fau.edu.
4. Self Pay Installments
A payment plan is provided for students who select the self-pay method. There are 4 payment installments in the fall and spring semesters and 3 payment installments in the summer semester.
5. Private Lending
Private, credit-based lending is accepted by the university to assist students with covering full or partial tuition and fees. Lending companies include banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions. Students are advised to consult with the lending company regarding specific eligibility requirements, interest rates, disbursement options, repayment terms, and other factors. Click here to view more information on private loan funding.
6. Military/Veterans Benefits
Students using the GI Bill must complete the VA Certification Request form with all required documents. Upon approval, an FAU VA Official will certify eligibility for funding each semester after being registered for degree-seeking courses and based on continued eligibility. Refer to www.fau.edu/vets for further details, instructions, and resources.
7. Fellowships, Awards and Scholarships
Refer here to review the fellowships and awards offered to FAU graduate students. All available scholarships geared towards graduate students can be utilized and applied towards the graduate degree as well.
8. Combination of Payment Methods
Upon departmental approval, students can declare any combination of tuition payment methods.
9. Loan Repayment Information
10. Annual Cost of Attendance
Financial aid offers are based on a cost of attendance that is constructed based on several components as designated by federal regulations. The cost of attendance includes “Direct Costs” for expenses that are paid to FAU directly, such as tuition, fees and on-campus housing and meal plans. It also includes “Indirect Costs” for expenses that are not paid to FAU directly, but that we anticipate you may pay for living and other personal expenses while you are enrolled. Your actual cost may vary. This estimate is for fall and spring semesters only and assumes full time enrollment 9 credits in the fall and 9 credits in the spring. Enrollment for summer has additional costs. Some programs involve additional costs. Please contact your department (or prospective department) if you have questions about additional costs.