2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Finance

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These schools represent the least expensive options for obtaining an online master's degree in finance. In first place, West Texas A&M University is the most affordable school, with a tuition rate of $5,667. West Texas A&M University offers a Master of Science in Finance and Economics, and courses for this program include Advanced Business Forecasting, Multinational Finance, and Problems in Government Finance and Fiscal Policy. Ranked #2, the University of Alabama offers an annual tuition rate of just $6,300 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in finance degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 West Texas A&M University $5,667
# 2 #2 University of Alabama $6,300
# 3 #3 Colorado State University Global $7,500
# 4 #4 Northern State University $8,384
# 5 #5 Kansas State University $8,613
# 6 #6 University of Georgia $9,435
# 7 #7 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater $9,561
# 8 #8 Iowa State University $9,774
# 9 #9 University of Missouri $10,187
# 10 #10 South Dakota State University $10,440
# 11 #11 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus $10,516
# 12 #12 University of Colorado Denver $10,965
# 13 #13 Southern New Hampshire University Online $11,286
# 14 #14 Youngstown State University $11,321
# 15 #15 Johnson & Wales University-Online $11,445
# 16 #16 Bellevue University $11,700
# 17 #17 University of Nebraska-Lincoln $11,736
# 18 #18 University of Maryland Global Campus $11,862
# 19 #19 Texas A&M University-Commerce $11,913
# 20 #20 Northwood University-Michigan $11,985
# 21 #21 SUNY Empire State College $12,430
# 22 #22 Purdue University Global $12,610
# 23 #23 University of Detroit Mercy $12,765
# 24 #24 Brenau University $12,834
# 25 #25 Liberty University $12,995
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $5,667
Annual Tuition: $5,667
Annual Tuition: $5,667
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,356
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,039
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (806) 651-0000

Example Classes: Advanced Business Forecasting, Corporate Governance and Ethics, Economics of Health and Medical Care, Multinational Finance, Portfolio Management, Problems in Government Finance and Fiscal Policy

#2
#2

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa (AL)
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,856
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,659
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (205) 348-6010

Example Classes: Bank Administration, Money And Capital Mkts, Quantitative Investment Analys

#3
#3

Colorado State University Global

Greenwood Village (CO)
Annual Tuition: $7,500
Annual Tuition: $7,500
Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,114
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,556
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 920-6723

Example Classes: Bank Management, Derivatives and Assets Pricing, Financial Economics, Financial Markets and Institutions, Insurance and Risk Management, Investments, Principles of Finance

#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $8,384
Annual Tuition: $8,384
Annual Tuition: $8,384
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,134
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 333
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (605) 626-3011

Example Classes: Asset, Liability and Risk Management, Credit Analysis, International Economics and Banking, Lending, Marketing of Financial Services, Wealth Management and Planning

#5
#5

Kansas State University

Manhattan (KS)
Annual Tuition: $8,613
Annual Tuition: $8,613
Annual Tuition: $8,613
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 961
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 532-6011

Example Classes: Advanced Estate Planning Issues, Advanced Retirement Planning Issues, Insurance Planning for Families, Money and Relationships, Personal Income Taxation, Professional Practices in Family Financial Planning

#6
#6

University of Georgia

Athens (GA)
Annual Tuition: $9,435
Annual Tuition: $9,435
Annual Tuition: $9,435
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 87%
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Average SATs: 1240 -1420
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 214
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 614
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (706) 542-3000

Example Classes: Estate Planning, Family Tax Planning, Financial Counseling & Client Communication, Practice Management in Financial Planning, Wealth Management

#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $9,561
Annual Tuition: $9,561
Annual Tuition: $9,561
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 76%
  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 504
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 862
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Alternative Investment Assets, Business Valuation Using Financial Statements, Capital Budgeting, Investment Banking, Multinational Business Finance, Securities Valuation

#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $9,774
Annual Tuition: $9,774
Annual Tuition: $9,774
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 74%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Average SATs: 1100 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 260
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,038
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (515) 294-4111

Example Classes: Families, Employment Benefits, and Retirement Planning, Financial Counseling, Housing and Real Estate in Family Financial Planning, Insurance Planning for Families, Investing for the Family’s Future

#9
#9

University of Missouri

Columbia (MO)
Annual Tuition: $10,187
Annual Tuition: $10,187
Annual Tuition: $10,187
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 1120 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 835
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,423
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (573) 882-2121

Example Classes: Financial Planning: Estate and Gift Planning, Financial Planning: Risk Management, Financial Planning: Tax Planning, Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning

#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $10,440
Annual Tuition: $10,440
Annual Tuition: $10,440
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,221
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 314
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 952-3541

Example Classes: Estate Planning for Families, Financial Counseling, Financial Theory and Research, Housing and Real Estate in Family Financial Planning, Investing for Family’s Future, Military Personal Financial Readiness

#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $10,516
Annual Tuition: $10,516
Annual Tuition: $10,516
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 821
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 849
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Housing and Real Estate for Family Financial Planning, Insurance Planning for Families, Investing for the Family’s Future, Military Family Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, Employee Benefits & the Family

#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $10,965
Annual Tuition: $10,965
Annual Tuition: $10,965
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 82%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,046
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,528
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (303) 556-5600

Example Classes: Behavioral and Political Finance, Business Firm Valuation, Cyber Risk Management and Cyber Warfare, Global Risk Management Travel Study, Probabilistic Modeling, Trading in Commodity and Financial Markets

#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 86,849
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,526
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 668-2211

Example Classes: Creating Value: Merger/Acquisition, Financial Modeling, International Corporate Finance, Money and Capital Markets, Risk Management, Short-Term Financial Management

#14
#14

Youngstown State University

Youngstown (OH)
Annual Tuition: $11,321
Annual Tuition: $11,321
Annual Tuition: $11,321
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 516
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 287
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 468-6978

Example Classes: Accounting and Finance for Decision Making, Corporate Financial Management, Econometrics, Macroeconomic Theory, Microeconomic Theory, Securities Analysis

#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $11,445
Annual Tuition: $11,445
Annual Tuition: $11,445
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,070
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 682
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (401) 598-1000

Example Classes: Alternative Investments, Bond Market Analysis, Equity Analysis, Managing Capital Markets, Principles of Risk and Insurance, Strategic Financial Planning

#16
#16

Bellevue University

Bellevue (NE)
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Online Degrees: 23
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 7,352
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,151
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 291-8100

Example Classes: Advanced Cost Accounting, Entrepreneurial Finance, Family Business & Self Employment, Healthcare Finance, International and Global Business, Small Business Operation

#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $11,736
Annual Tuition: $11,736
Annual Tuition: $11,736
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 1120 -1360
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 228
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 472-7211

Example Classes: Financial Accounting, International Finance, Managerial Finance, Multinational Financial Analysis

#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $11,862
Annual Tuition: $11,862
Annual Tuition: $11,862
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 46%
  • Graduation Rate: 15%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 35,971
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 10,876
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (301) 985-7000

Example Classes: Behavioral Finance, Financial Analysis and Modeling, Investment Valuation, Long-term Financial Management, Multinational Financial Management, Strategic Financial Management

#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $11,913
Annual Tuition: $11,913
Annual Tuition: $11,913
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 35%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,717
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,260
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (888) 868-2682

Example Classes: Advanced Entrepreneurial Finance & Venture Capital, Advanced Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits, Derivatives & Risk Management, Finance for Decision Makers, Fixed Income Analysis, International Business Finance

#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $11,985
Annual Tuition: $11,985
Annual Tuition: $11,985
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,004
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 183
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 622-9000

Example Classes: Business Financial Strategic Planning, Corporate Financial Decision Making, Financial Reporting, Financial Statement Analysis, Mergers, Acquisitions & Valuations, Risk Management & Derivatives

#21
#21

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs (NY)
Annual Tuition: $12,430
Annual Tuition: $12,430
Annual Tuition: $12,430
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,754
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,145
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (518) 587-2100

Example Classes: Financial Analysis and Control, Financial Instruments and Derivatives, Financial Risk Management, International Financial Law and Regulation, International Financial Management, Money, Banking, and Financial Institutions

#22
#22

Purdue University Global

Indianapolis (IN)
Annual Tuition: $12,610
Annual Tuition: $12,610
Annual Tuition: $12,610
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 76%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28,447
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,331
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (317) 208-5311

Example Classes: Financial Engineering, Financial Statement Analysis, Fixed Income Securities, International Financial Management, Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Reconstructing, Venture Capital & Investment Banking

#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $12,765
Annual Tuition: $12,765
Annual Tuition: $12,765
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 67%
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 0
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 92
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (313) 993-1000

Example Classes: Advanced Money and Capital Markets, Economic Ideas in Perspective, Economics of the Public Sector, Theory of International Trade

#24
#24

Brenau University

Multiple Locations
Annual Tuition: $12,834
Annual Tuition: $12,834
Annual Tuition: $12,834
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 746
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 545
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Example Classes: Corporate Risk Management, Investments, Value-Based Management

#25
#25

Liberty University

Lynchburg (VA)
Annual Tuition: $12,995
Annual Tuition: $12,995
Annual Tuition: $12,995
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 34,092
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 36,337
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (434) 582-2000

Example Classes: Advanced Financial Statement Analysis, Biblical Financial Planning, Business Valuation, Estate, Trust, & Gift Taxation, Insurance & Risk Management, Retirement Planning