Federal and Private Loans

The University Financial Aid Office can help in locating and applying for these types of aid. Review the PDF here for your options. You may visit the staff in Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building; call (408) 551-1000, or email


Applicants may apply for one scholarship type, merit or need-based, during the admissions process. Scholarship recipients are awarded at the time of admission. Scholarships are awarded each term (except Summer), through graduation, conditioned upon quarterly and cumulative 3.0 GPA throughout the program.

Students are eligible to receive only one Leavey School of Business Scholarship. Students who are receiving the Food & Agribusiness scholarship are not eligible to receive a second LSB scholarship.

The Graduate Business Programs office can help with applying for scholarships. For questions, call (408) 554-4539 or send your questions to

Merit-Based Aid
Need-Based Aid
Who is it for? Based on professional accomplishment and outstanding scholarship as demonstrated in collegiate transcripts, GMAT score and recent coursework. Students who have served their communities through outreach / volunteer work are also eligible.
Based on current financial need as demonstrated through personal hardship or other financial obligations. Students not working or not receiving company assistance will be considered for need-based aid.
Eligibility All students enrolled in a minimum of 6 units per term (Fall, Winter, Spring). Must maintain quarterly and cumulative GPA of 3.0 to continue the scholarship.
All students enrolled in a minimum of 6 units per term (Fall, Winter, Spring). Must maintain cumulative GPA of 3.0 to continue the scholarship.
When to Apply
Scholarship Application Deadlines
  • Summer : May 1 at midnight PST
  • Fall : June 1 at midnight PST
  • Winter : November 1 at midnight PST
  • Spring : January 20 at midnight PST

Prospective students will receive details on applying for a scholarship upon completion of the admissions application. The Graduate Business Admissions team can answer your scholarship questions. Contact the staff at (408) 554-4539 or

Note: Current students who have already been awarded a scholarship do not need to re-apply for the next academic year. Students will continue to receive their scholarships each new academic year through graduation as long as eligibility is maintained.