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Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship: Tuition and Scholarships


The Jake Jabs Center offers competitive tuition rates to students and an easy graduation application process. Additionally, students completing Entrepreneurship programs are invited to the annual Jake Jabs Center Certification Ceremony every December.

Competitive Tuition

Jake Jabs Center Courses have a reduced tuition from the CU Denver Business School graduate courses. Tuition for the current academic year is $496 per credit hour or $1,488 per course. Out-of-state tuition is $833 per credit hour or $2,500, still $1000 less than most graduate business courses.

There is an additional $100 charge for online and $50 for hybrid classes paid directly to CU Online.

Please note entrepreneurship classes do not fit in the discounted tuition window and the tuition waiver is not accepted.


More than $150,000 is available for students enrolled in one or more Jake Jabs Center course.

The Jake Jabs Center is committed to helping students achieve their entrepreneurial goals. Accordingly, students are encouraged to apply for scholarship support to help them pursue their business dreams.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to both domestic and international graduate business students.
  • Must be enrolled in at least one ENTP course in the semester for which you are applying
  • Domestic students must complete FAFSA prior to applying for this scholarship. International students must complete a "Budget Sheet", which is available through the scholarship application portal.

Special Essay

Limit to 500 words or fewer: Why do you think entrepreneurship is important and what role do you hope for it to play in your future? Be sure to indicate if you have involvement in civic or social nonprofit organization, plan to earn a Certificate or Specialization in Entrepreneurial Studies or are in pursuit of excellence in business, business ownership, novel idea development or tech transfer.

Amount Awarded

$500 to $1,000 per ENTP course enrolled in the term in which applied.

Duration of the Award

One semester. Recipients may reapply in subsequent terms for reconsideration.

Open for Application

Fall and Spring terms.

BUS-Excel America Entrepreneur scholarship title listed in UCDAccess.

Be sure to complete all components of the application including the special essay and FAFSA/Budget Sheet requirement. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Apply for Scholarships

The following five scholarship funds are offered:

Coulter Foundation Award

Coulter Foundation Award

Based on demonstrated financial need and involvement in civic or social nonprofit organizations.


Dean's Pursuit of ExcellenceDean's Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship

Demonstrated financial need and pursuit of excellence in business, business ownership, novel idea development, or tech transfer.


Excellence in American Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Mehalchin Scholarship

Awarded to outstanding business students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs.


Harry Trueblood Scholarship

Mordecai Scholarship

Awarded to students in a Jake Jabs Center program who qualify for financial aid. 


John Mehalchin Scholarship Fund

Harry Trueblood Scholarship​

Awarded to students who plan to earn a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies.


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