Tuition & Financial Aid

Kelley Direct Online MBA cost and financial aid options

There are many options available to help fund your education, including federal loans, third-party sponsorship, scholarships, and military benefits.

Among top-ranked business schools, the Kelley School of Business offers one of the most affordable tuition rates. Accordingly, Kelley Direct’s tuition also compares favorably to online programs at other leading business schools, and delivers a strong return on your education investment. Our students tell us that Kelley Direct’s coursework is immediately applicable to their careers, and they earn long-term gains including increase in salary and promotions directly related to pursuing a Kelley degree.

For financial aid and VA purposes, Kelley Direct students are considered full time when they register for six or more hours in a term and half time when they register for three to five hours in a term.

For the 2020–21 academic year, Kelley Direct Tuition and fees are $1,380 per credit hour. Tuition and fees are subject to change every academic year.

The MBA program consists of 54 credit hours. The Master of Science degree programs consist of 30 credit hours. A dual degree consists of 66 credit hours.

The MS degree programs delivered via the edX platform (MS in Accounting and MS in Information Technology Management) are subject to a different tuition and fee structure, as part of Indiana University’s edX partnership.

Each course requires materials such as textbooks, course packs, journals, and publications. The average cost for materials per course is $100.

Students interested in federal financial aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Include federal school code 001809 under School Selection. IU Bloomington offers additional financial support information, including on how to apply for a Graduate PLUS loan.

Students may have their tuition billed to a third-party sponsor, such as their employer. Third parties cannot be billed directly if payment is conditional (contingent on grades, for example). The Kelley School of Business is an EdAssist partner school. Check with your employer about EdAssist or any other company-sponsored tuition benefits. Learn more about third-party sponsors and billing on the IU Student Central website.

Indiana University is committed to providing support and assistance to military students, veterans, and their families. If you are on active duty or are a veteran and you wish to use your military benefits to pay for your educational expenses, please contact the IU Veterans Support Services office as soon as possible. The office can be reached at or 812-856-1985.

For general questions and answers on veterans benefits, visit these sites: 

The public tuition rate listed does not apply to students enrolled through our Corporate Partnership programs. Corporate students should contact their company program administrator with any questions.

If you have questions about federal student loans for graduate students, please email or visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance for additional information.

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