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Sacramento MBA: Fees and Financial Aid

Earning your MBA is one of the greatest commitments and most significant investments of time and money you will ever make. UC Davis offers comprehensive financial assistance to enable you to enroll in the UC Davis MBA Program. The Graduate School of Management offers competitive awards based on need and merit.

If you have questions about financial aid, please contact Joel Pulliam.

“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 for Sacramento MBA students entering Fall 2016 are estimated at $1,245 per unit and includes textpaks (does not include text books, parking, or other course materials). Students typically take two courses per academic quarter, most of which are 3-units. The MBA degree requires 72 units for a total estimated course fee of $89,640. Students also pay an Access to Student Services fee; for 2015-2016 the fee was $370 per year. Health insurance is charged separately.

Most Sacramento MBA students receive financial support from their employers.

UC Davis automatically enrolls all registered students in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). If students have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in UC SHIP, they must apply for a UC SHIP waiver. More about UC SHIP here.

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

Types of funding available to you as a Sacramento MBA student include:

  • Employer Funding
  • Student Loans (government and private)
  • UC Davis MBA Awards

Student Loans

The University disburses all loans under the Federal Direct Loan Programs in three installments, one per quarter. Disbursements are activated after you have paid your course fees and enrolled in courses.

Direct loans are made by the U.S. government and are administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Using the income and asset information provided on the FAFSA, the UC Davis Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility and notify you of the types and amounts of Direct Loan for which you qualify.

Interest rates and origination loans are set by the federal government. For more information, please contact the UC Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office, or contact a financial aid expert here.

Alternative Financing Options

Employee Reimbursement Plans may be offered through your current employer to reimburse you for fees and other program costs. Check with your human resources or benefits office to see what reimbursement plans are available. Make sure you are aware of any program restrictions or special requirements.

Private Sector Educational Loan Programs provide both fixed-amount loan programs and revolving lines of credit. Unlike federal loans, these programs 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 here.

More Information

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

Part-Time MBA - Sacramento - Financing Your Degree

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