Some organizations offer sponsorships to help employees fund their MBAs. It is important to carefully consider and fully understand the repayment terms required by your sponsor.

When evaluating a sponsorship, keep in mind:

  • Repayment options often change dramatically if you choose not to return to your sponsor after graduation.
  • You cannot use student loans to refinance or buy out a sponsorship.
  • HBS does not provide fellowship awards or loan forgiveness to cover sponsorships.

Some important questions to consider:

  • Will the sponsor limit where you can work in the summer between your first and second MBA year?
  • After graduation, will you return to the sponsor at your pre-MBA level and salary, or at a higher level and salary?
  • How many years of work post-MBA are required for your sponsor to forgive the cost of the sponsorship or sponsored loan?

Wondering if you should accept a sponsorship? Simply include all details of the sponsorship with your financial aid application and request that your aid awards be calculated both with and without the sponsorship amount. We are happy to help you make a well-informed decision.