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Fletcher’s online Master of Global Business Administration (GBA) is an investment in your professional future. This program, which expands on the skills of a global MBA, is housed in one of the most prestigious schools of global affairs, bringing you into an accomplished community that includes CEOs, heads of state, leaders in multilateral and social sector organizations, ambassadors, and entrepreneurs.

You will emerge with a network of peers—both your classmates and other Fletcher alumni—who are shaping the future of business on a global scale.


Tuition for the online GBA program, which requires 36 credits to graduate, is $2,486 per credit for the 2024-25 academic year. The total tuition for the program is approximately $89,496 at the current tuition rate. Please visit the Student Financial Services website and their page on Cost of Attendance for Graduate School for more information about non-billed expenses.

This tuition rate is subject to approval by the Trustees of Tufts University. The 2024-25 academic year encompasses the following terms: summer 2024, fall 2024, and spring 2025. Students may take a part-time (two three-credit courses per term) or full-time (three three-credit courses per term) course load.

In addition to tuition costs, immersions fees are approximately $500 for on-campus immersions and up to $1,500 for international immersions, which includes programming and some meals. You are responsible for covering transportation to and from immersion locations, in addition to lodging, meals, and local transportation while in attendance. You are also responsible for the costs of your own textbooks and other course materials.

Please note that tuition is subject to change and moderate increases are to be expected each academic year. Additionally, immersion fees vary by year and location.

In order to confirm their place in the program, admitted candidates must pay a nonrefundable $500 deposit that will be applied toward tuition.


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There are a variety of financial aid options you can consider to help fund your education—including scholarships, employee sponsorship, military education benefits, and student loans (if applicable).

Merit Scholarships

The Fletcher School offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to online students each semester. Applicants are reviewed for a scholarship and program admission at the same time. A separate scholarship application is not required. 

External Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

The following organizations provide additional information about external scholarships and funding opportunities:

  • Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA): Fellowships and scholarships related to graduate study in international affairs
  • College Board: A scholarship database based on the College Board’s Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs
  • Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA): Financial planning resources and loans available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
  • Open Education Database (OEDB): A large database of grants and scholarships
  • Fastweb: Comprehensive student financial and scholarship information

Employee Sponsorship

Earning a degree online while working allows you to apply your new skills in real time. As a result, many employers are willing to support continuing education. Reach out to your human resources department to see what kind of support your company offers. An enrollment advisor can also advise you on the most effective ways to approach this conversation.

Military Education Benefits

Service members, spouses, and dependents may be eligible to apply for military education benefits. Visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs for information.

If you qualify for 100% of the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit (Chapter 33), you are eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Fletcher is proud to support the program and offers a Yellow Ribbon scholarship award of $8,000 annually.

For any veterans or active duty considering the program, please check out the student newspaper, The Tufts Daily, for an article about veterans in the GBA.

Federal Loans

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal loans through the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). To apply for these loans, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Use your FSA ID, which can be created on the FSA website, and add the Tufts University school code: 002219.

  • Federal Direct Loans
    • Amount and fees: Most graduate-level students are potentially eligible to receive up to $10,500 per term with the Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Learn more about graduate loan eligibility.
    • Interest: The current interest and loan origination rates can be found on the interest rates and fees page of the U.S. Department of Education website.
    • Repayment: Standard repayment is 10 years and begins six months after graduation, or when you withdraw or drop to less than part-time enrollment. You are not required to pay while in school, however, if you choose to, there is no penalty to prepay. Learn more about repayment timelines.
  • Graduate PLUS Loans
    • Amount and fees: The Graduate PLUS Loan requires credit check approval. If approved, you can borrow up to the cost of attendance as determined by the school.
    • Interest: The current interest and loan origination rates can be found on the interest rates and fees page of the U.S. Department of Education website.
    • Repayment: Standard repayment is 10 years. Repayment begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed but may be deferred while you are enrolled at least part time.

Private Loans

Several banks and private lenders offer educational loans for financing graduate school education. Most private lenders require a U.S. co-signer for international students. Detailed information on alternative private loans can be found on the Tufts University Student Financial Services website.

For more information, contact the Tufts Office of Student Financial Services at 617-627-2000 or

If you have questions about financial aid, please see the Student Financial Services Checklist and the FAQs page.


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