Tuition, Fees & Living Expenses

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance (In-Person/Hybrid Format)

The In-Person and Hybrid format is a 45-credit, 20-month program consisting of five total semesters.

In-Person and Hybrid Formats(1)
TuitionPer Semester AmountAnnual Amount
(3 semesters)
Total Program
(5 semesters)
Full Tuition$14,418$43,254$72,090
Program Fee$2,000$6,000$10,000
Estimated Living Expenses(3)Per Semester AmountAnnual Amount
(3 semesters)
Total Program
(5 semesters)
Books, Course Materials, Supplies & Equipment$100$300$500
Housing$6,800$20,400$34,000
Food$2,000$6,000$10,000
Personal$1,600$4,800$8,000
Transportation$1,240$3,720$6,200
Federal Loan Origination Fees(4)$412$1,236$2,060

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance (Online Format)

The Online MBA is a 45-credit program, consisting of seven total semesters.

Online Format(2)
TuitionPer Semester AmountAnnual Amount
(3 semesters)
Total Program
(7 semesters)
Full Tuition$9,330$27,990$69,975
Program FeeNANANA
Estimated Living Expenses(3)Per Semester AmountAnnual Amount
(3 semesters)
Total Program
(7 semesters)
Books, Course Materials, Supplies & Equipment$280$840$1,960
Housing$6,800$20,400$47,600
Food$2,000$6,000$14,000
Personal$1,600$4,800$11,200
Transportation$1,240$3,720$8,680
Federal Loan Origination Fees(4)$412$1,236$2,884
  1. In-Person and Hybrid format is a 45-credit, 20-month program consisting of five total semesters (9 credit hrs./semester).
  2. Online format is a 45-credit, seven-semester program that begins in the fall, spring or summer term.
  3. Living expense estimates are based on reasonable cost of living for the Charlotte and Winston Salem areas. A student’s total financial aid package (scholarships, fellowships, and all education loans) cannot total more than the estimated living expenses plus tuition and fees (cost of attendance – see below). Health insurance is required by the University for all students and offered as an option for those needing coverage. Please visit wfu.edu/sip to see insurance rates for your age band. Dependent coverage is available.
  4. Based on average student. If applicable, Federal loan fees include 1.057% Federal Unsubsidized Loan origination fee and a 4.228% Grad PLUS Loan origination fee.

Tuition Due Dates:

Fall Semester: August 1

Summer Semester: June 1

Spring Spring: December 1

Cost of Attendance

The student budget above is an estimate of living expenses associated with being a graduate student at Wake Forest, but does not imply all costs will be incurred by all students. The budget is used to calculate cost of attendance, which is factored into calculating available student loan amounts, and includes: books/supplies, food, housing, utilities, renter’s insurance, transportation and personal expenses such as cell phone, cable/internet, laundry/dry cleaning, clothing, and recreation.  This budget does not consider existing consumer debt.  Minor adjustments may be necessary to fit your individual circumstances.

In limited circumstances, the School of Business Office of Financial Aid may approve an increase to the Cost of Attendance (COA). Examples of expenses that may be approved include dependent care expenses, unexpected medical bills or disability-related expenses, and one-time computer purchases. All requests are reviewed on a case by case basis and documentation is required. Requests for increases to housing and other costs already included in the COA will not be approved except in extraordinary circumstances. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at sbfinaid@wfu.edu to request an individual review.

Contact Us

If you have specific questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 336.758.4048, or email the Financial Aid team at sbfinaid@wfu.edu.