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The MBA Scholarship Game: What Leading Schools Give To Students in Financial Support

School% Getting Financial Aid2011 Financial Aid2005 Financial Aid
MIT (Sloan)63%$67,288$55,000
NYU (Stern)NA$61,828$42,554
Stanford GSB75%$58,562$42,360
Harvard Business School64%$57,665$48,360
Columbia53%$56,152$48,725
Virginia (Darden)75%$56,150$38,022
Dartmouth (Tuck)72%$55,457$42,573
Northwestern (Kellogg)65%$53,504$18,500
Michigan (Ross)75%$53,322$53,399
Cornell (Johnson)76%$51,737$39,300
Vanderbilt (Owen)83%$48,160$36,887
Texas (McCombs)68%$47,770$26,000
UCLA (Anderson)78%$47,691$46,200
Georgetown (McDonough)81%$47,473$42,000
Emory (Goizueta)79%$44,707$34,543
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)80%$44,653$28,450
Yale68%$43,117$27,000
Indiana (Kelley)89%$41,899$24,429
UNC (Chapel Hill)94%$36,837$34,884
Berkeley (Haas)66%$26,688$26,044
Wisconsin-Madison75%$19,975$7,749
Duke (Fuqua)81%NA$40,113
Chicago (Booth)NANA$50,000
UPenn (Wharton)NANA$59,858
USC (Marshall)NANA$45,000

Source: Business schools reporting to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Financial aid includes loans, fellowships and assistantships. All numbers are for one year.

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John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.