The University of Minnesota offers many loan programs, administered through the Office of Student Finance. To be considered, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). International students need a U.S. co-signer for student loans. If you have questions about loan programs, visit Financial Aid — One Stop, or contact the Carlson MBA financial aid representative at 612-626-0750. The University has reciprocity agreements with the states of Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the province of Manitoba, Canada.
The Carlson School and the University of Minnesota award a number of academic merit-based fellowships and scholarships. The Full-Time MBA program automatically considers applicants for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Unless noted in the descriptions below, no special application is required for these scholarships; however, we urge candidates to submit their applications for admission by the first or second round deadlines for full consideration.
We encourage all MBA applicants to explore external scholarship opportunities to support your MBA experience. Below is a selection of sample external scholarships with links to information on their requirements and applications. This list is not all-inclusive. Students may be eligible for company and individual scholarships and graduate assistantships that require special applications. Graduate assistantships are only available to second-year MBA students.
Military MBA Scholarship
National Black MBA Association (National)
National Society of Hispanic MBAs (National)
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
PFund (LGBT communities)
Rising Farmworker Dream Fund Scholarship
Robert Toigo Foundation
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Endowed Scholarship
United Negro College Fund