Financing Resources

EMBA Scholarships for Qualified Candidates

SMU Cox will offer a limited number of scholarships to qualified candidates. Scholarship awards amounts awarded based on committee review.  

Scholarship qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Quality and quantity of work experience

  • Committee review of the admission application

  • Performance in one-on-one interview

Scholarship awards start at $5,000 and a top award is $15,000. Scholarships are applied to the student account in the first year of the program.

Scholarship decisions are made on a rolling, fund-available basis. The Cox EMBA Program reserves more than half of its scholarship funds to early applicants who submit on or before this date. Apply today!

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EMBA Tuition

The Cox Executive MBA Program tuition and fees for students in our 21-month program entering in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 is $134,670.  The tuition covers the cost of academic cases, use of the Duda Family Business Library, parking, meals on each class day, lodging, some airfare and some meals associated with the required global trip. In addition, there is a $2,000 non-refundable enrollment fee payment that reserves your place in the class. Please see the chart below for estimated payment due dates. Official tuition payment dates can be found at the university bursar's office.

 All candidates that are accepted into the Executive MBA Program are required to submit the enrollment fee by the date indicated on their letter of acceptance. We cannot reserve a seat in the class until the enrollment fee is received.

Yellow Ribbon Program

We support our veterans and active duty service members. SMU Cox is pleased to be participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program. When you begin the application process we can place you in touch with a certifying VA official who can help answer your questions. For more information, click here.  

Financial Aid

Outside of your financial aid procured through Cox Graduate Admissions, you can pursue external funding. For more information, contact a financial aid counselor at or 214-768-2371.

Useful links are listed below:

EMBA Student Loans

The first step for students seeking Financial Aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Aid. You may use a pin number to act as your signature on your account. The web site,, will help you obtain your pin number.  Our school code is 003613.  You will be considered for the $20,500 Federal Stafford Student Loan with SMU acting as one of the lenders. Your FASFA results will be sent to SMU and our financial aid advisers can use that result and your data to counsel you towards federal aid and other options, like state programs and private programs you might qualify for. 

For more information, contact a financial aid counselor, at or 214-768-2371.