State residency is determined by the University of Pittsburgh from information you provide on your application. Your invoice will indicate your classification. A student classified as out-of-state will also receive instructions on how to appeal the classification provided their circumstances fall within the University's guidelines. For details, please view the University Tuition Eligibility Guidelines.
Students who enter the MBA program after two years at the School of Law do not pay the Katz One-Year MBA tuition but instead an adjusted hybrid tuition for the final three semesters of study (semesters 5, 6, & 7) that is slightly lower than the hybrid tuition above in order for the total tuition to be equal to that of students who enter the MBA after the first year of law.
The additional cost in tuition and fees to pursue the MBA with the Juris Doctorate through the joint degree program is approximately $32,000 for Pennsylvania residents and $47,000 for non-Pennsylvania residents. The chart below is based on the tuition rates for the 2020-2021 academic year for students who enter the MBA program after the first year (two semesters) of law school and is adjusted on an annual basis. In addition to tuition, there are university fees ($475 per semester/$3,325 total) and a professional development fee ($1,500 per semester/$3,000 total) for the two semesters of full-time study at Katz.
MBA/JD Degree Tuition and Fees, In State (Per Term)
|Semester 1: Law||$17,481.00|
|Semester 2: Law||$17,481.00|
|Semester 3: Katz One-Year MBA||$15,640.00|
|Semester 4: Katz One-Year MBA||$15,640.00|
|Semester 5: Hybrid||$21,507.00|
|Semester 6: Hybrid||$21,507.00|
|Semester 7: Hybrid||$21,507.00|
|Est. Total Tuition and Fees (7 terms)||$137,046.00|
MBA/JD Degree Tuition and Fees, Out of State (Per Term)
|Semester 1: Law||$22,498.00|
|Semester 2: Law||$22,498.00|
|Semester 3: Katz One-Year MBA||$21,940.00|
|Semester 4: Katz One-Year MBA||$21,940.00|
|Semester 5: Hybrid||$28,450.00|
|Semester 6: Hybrid||$28,450.00|
|Semester 7: Hybrid||$28,450.00|
|Est. Total Tuition and Fees (7 terms)||$180,509.00|
Scholarships, Loans, and Grants
Merit-Based Scholarships for Full-Time Students
Tuition scholarships provide the primary source of financial assistance for incoming full-time Katz students. These merit-based scholarships are awarded in various dollar amounts and are directly applied to tuition charges.
Katz School scholarships are available to full-time U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and international students. You will receive notification of these awards in your official admission decision letter.
Applicants desiring to be considered for scholarship awards must apply no later than February 1 for the Full-time One-Year, Two-Year and Dual-Degree programs.
Educational Loans for Full-Time and Professional MBA Students
Once students have gained admission to their MBA program of choice, they can inquire about educational loans through the MBA Admissions Office or by contacting the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Students will also receive a link to the Katz Admitted Student Intranet, which details the different types of educational loans available for MBA students. Two general types of educational loans exist:
Graduate Stafford Loans
All MBA students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may qualify for a maximum of $20,500 per academic year under the federal Stafford Loan Program. A Graduate Plus loan is available to cover additional expenses incurred during graduate school.
Private Educational Loans
Private educational loans are available through various commercial banks and private lending institutions for educational expenses not covered by Graduate Stafford Loans or scholarship funds. All students, domestic and international, are eligible to apply for private educational loans. International students typically need a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident co-sign the loan.