The process of finding, applying for and sorting out MBA financial aid opportunities can be tedious and confusing. Most business school admits have three lending options: federal loans, institutional loans, and private loans. MBA students can apply for two types of federal loans: Direct Unsubsidized loans and Grad PLUS loans, both of which require you to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Institutional loans are provided by the MBA program. These are available to bridge the financial gap once you’ve maxed out scholarships, grants, and federal student loans. The eligibility requirements, borrowing limits, terms and conditions are set by each school, so these vary from one institution to the next.

If you already have received the admit to your dream MBA program and would like help with applying for financial aid as a US or international candidate, we are here to help with SBC’s Financial Aid Advisory service.

Meet Jodi, SBC’s Director of Financial Aid

Overview of SBC’s Financial Aid Advisory service:

  • Personalized consultation with Jodi, who will help you find the money needed to help pay for your MBA program. Jodi provides timeframe instructions, so you don’t miss a deadline or make any mistakes that could cost time and money, as well as reminders of important steps that need to be taken.

  • Complete the FAFSA: The FASFA is the starting point for most federal, state and institutional financial aid. The proper completion of this form in a timely manner is crucial. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education reveals that the majority of people complete the FAFSA in such a way that prevents them from receiving the maximum amount of financial aid available.

  • Complete the CSS Profile: In addition to the FAFSA, some colleges require completion of the CSS Profile. This form asks the same basic questions as the FAFSA, but requires more details about your financial affairs. It is required by most private institutions, and can have custom questions from each MBA program.

  • Institutional Financial Aid Forms: MBA programs have supplemental financial aid forms that need to be completed in addition to the ones already mentioned.

  • Analyze Financial Aid Awards: We will analyze your financial aid awards and create a financial aid budget worksheet to rate the top schools your student is considering. Together we will determine if an appeal is in order.

  • Direct Appeal Process: If needed, we will help write a letter to the financial aid office for you to submit, and provide instructions on how to appeal to the schools to maximize your financial aid award.

Please email us at to inquire about Jodi’s availability and include your resume and admitted MBA program.  We have a 48 hour turnaround time for inquiries for our Financial Aid Advisory service. We will then email you the $1895 invoice directly to get started!

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“Jodi is an angel to the financial aid process. I have a very unique set of circumstances that qualify me for aid, but one must have a mastery of both the federal laws and the private school policies to understand how to unlock the available aid. Jodi is that person. I would not have received my generous award were it not for Jodi‘s understanding of the rules of the road, and her micromanagement of the process.”

“The service which Jodi provides is extremely comprehensive and helpful. She carefully navigated each step of this challenging process with her expertise. The service provides a well-developed timeline in order to achieve success. Jodi is committed, dependable and very professional. It’s a great investment.”

“I could not have had a successful financial aid and pay for college experience without the instrumental help of Jodi. She has helped complete the FAFSA / CSS Profile, so I could maximize the amount of financial aid.”

“I would’ve been lost without Jodi. Aid applications are just not my forte. Even gathering the documents I realized just how grateful I was she was there for us. She was there every step of the way, from submissions, to corrections to decisions. Best money we spent in the admissions process.”




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