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Bay Area MBA: Fees and Financial Aid

Earning your MBA is a significant commitment of your time, energy and resources. We are proud of the strong return on investment our graduates experience both during their time in the program and as alumni. UC Davis offers financial assistance to help you to enroll in the UC Davis MBA Program.

If you have questions about financial aid, please contact John Lyon.

“We are committed to keeping the UC Davis MBA a good investment. And to make the cost predictable for students, we lock in your fees when you enroll.”

— James Stevens, Senior Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Program Costs

Course Fees

Bay Area MBA students who started in fall 2016 pay $1,570 per unit.  This includes textpaks but does not include textbooks, parking, or other course materials. Students typically take 6-8 units per quarter, and most courses are 1 or 3 units. The MBA degree requires 72 units for a total estimated course fee of $113,040.

For the most current student tuition and fee information, visit the Budget & Institutional Analysis website.

Funding available to you as a Bay Area MBA student include:

  • Employer Support
  • Student Loans
  • Scholarships, Fellowship and Other Awards

Most Bay Area MBA students receive financial support from their employers.

Health Insurance Requirement

UC Davis automatically enrolls all registered students in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). Students with comparable insurance can apply for a UC SHIP waiver. More about UC SHIP here.  The quarterly cost in 2016-17 is $1,448 ($4,344 annually).

For the most current student tuition and fee information, visit the Budget & Institutional Analysis website.

Financial Support

Your employer may provide financial support to help with tuition, fees or other expenses.  Check with your human resources or benefits office to see what options are available. If there is no formal plan, talk to your manager about possible direct support from you department. Make sure you are aware of any program restrictions or special requirements.

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Student Loans

Federal Direct Loans and Graduate PLUS Loans

UC Davis participates in these U.S. government loan programs. The UC Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility and notify you of the types and amounts of loans for which you qualify.

  • UC Davis disburses loans in three installments, one per quarter.
  • Interest rates and origination loans are set by the federal government.  Interest accrues on the loans from the date of disbursement.
  • The Federal Direct Loan does not require a credit check and the Graduate PLUS Loan does require a credit check.
  • For more information, please contact the UC Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office, or contact a financial aid expert.

MBA students receive their formal financial aid packages after submitting their enrollment deposit—typically in the summer. If you need an estimated award before accepting enrollment, please contact the UC Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office, or contact a financial aid expert.

Private Loans

provide both fixed-amount loan programs and revolving lines of credit. These loans are based on creditworthiness. Interest rates are usually higher and interest begins to accrue immediately, although you often have the option of deferring payment while you are in school.

Terms and conditions for these programs are not set by the federal government and are subject to change. For more information, please contact the UC Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office, or contact a financial aid expert.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Other Awards

MBA Scholarships

The GSM offers awards based on merit and range from $500 to $9,000 for the first year.  The Admissions Committee considers candidates for these awards at the time of admission.  If you are interested or have questions about MBA Scholarships, contact John Lyon at jglyon@ucdavis.edu or (925) 336-0915.

Scholarships for UC Davis Employees

As part of our investment in talent development at UC Davis, the GSM offers staff scholarships, up to five each at the UC Davis main campus and UC Davis Health System Campus. The ideal candidate for this award is an accomplished professional with high leadership potential.  These awards are competitive and are awarded on the basis of intellectual curiosity and strength, demonstrated leadership, professional effectiveness, and strong teamwork and communication skills.

Details for each award are hyperlinked below. To be eligible you need to currently be employed in a career position with one of the following partners:

  1. UC Davis Staff
  2. UC Davis Health System

External Scholarships

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management has compiled the following list of external scholarship opportunities as a service to the community. Students should work directly with each agency to verify their processes, and eligibility. Students should verify the legitimacy of any organization they provide personal information to.

More Information

If you have questions about filing the FAFSA or the awarding process, please contact the UC Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office, or contact a financial aid expert.

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