Tuition, Fees, & Financial Aid


All Graduate Programs at Valparaiso University are billed per credit hour, not at an annual tuition rate.  For 2013-2014, the MBA/MEM tuition rate is $699 per credit hour (through Summer 1, 2014).  This means that for the 2013-2014 Academic Year a full-time student qualifying for the 38 credit one year MBA or MEM Program would pay an estimated total of $26,562.  Please note that tuition per credit hour is subject to change each year. 

For the 2013-2014 Academic Year the tuition cost per credit hours is as follows:

  • MBA/Business Certificate Program: $699
  • MEM Program: $699
  • MBA/MSN Credit 1-27: $640
  • MBA/MSN > 27 Credits: $699

When a student is enrolled in a mixed course load (i.e. they are enrolled in both Law courses and MBA courses) they will pay the lesser of either the per credit hour rate for the number of credits being taken that semester in each program, or the full-time JD tuition rate for that same semester.  The maximum a student taking a mixed course load will be charged is the one semester full-time JD tuition rate.   A JD/MBA student enrolled in only JD courses or only MBA courses will pay the appropriate per credit hour or tuition amount for the school in which they are enrolled.

Payment of Fees

  • Parking Registration Fee (yearly): $115
  • Parking Registration Fee (half-year):$69
  • General Fee for FT graduate students (Fall and Spring): $183
  • General Fee for PT graduate students (Fall and Spring): $100
  • Graduate Application: $30
  • Dual Degree JD/Masters Application: $20
  • International Graduate Application: $50

Financial Aid

The financial aid programs available to graduate students at Valparaiso University are loan programs, both federal direct loans and private loans. To learn more about these loans and financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid by phone at 1-888-GO-VALPO (1-888-468-2576), by email at, or by visiting their website at