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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Earning your UC Davis MBA is one of the best investments you can make in yourself and your career and our graduates earn a considerable return on their financial investment. We offer comprehensive financial assistance to help you enroll in the UC Davis MBA Program.

Eight out of 10 MBA students received a scholarship or fellowship. 

All candidates are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships concurrent with their application for admissions. Criteria includes academic performance, professional promise, and class fit.

The MBA requires 72 units for a total estimated course fee of $83,428 for students entering in fall 2020.

The UC Davis Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships establishes a modest, yet adequate cost of living allowance to determine financial aid eligibility each school year. This allowance includes housing and utilities, food, transportation, personal/miscellaneous expenses and medical expenses. The following estimated expenses are an example of the cost for the first year of attendance.

Estimate Expenses for the 2020-21 Academic Year

  CA Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* $41,750 $53,995
Health Insurance Fee** $5,124 $5,124
Books and Supplies $1,917 $1,917
Living Expenses*** $16,503 $16,503
Transportation $2,215 $2,251
Total Budget $67,509 $79,754

* University tuition includes registration fee, educational fee, student association fee, memorial union fee, campus enhancements, sports and intramural sports fee, student facilities safety fee, Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition and Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition (non-California residents only). These figures may not be final; actual tuition, fees and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California. Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown.
** Students must prove comparable coverage under another insurance plan to waive this fee.
***Living expenses includes: Room and Board and Personal Expense Estimates. For estimates of off-campus housing costs near the UC Davis campus please review: Housing Costs Near UC Campuses.

The tuition, fees and charges posted here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final; actual tuition, fees and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California or, as authorized, by the President of the University of California. Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown. Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 2020-21 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the academic year.

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

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 2019-20 is $1,6480 ($4,944 annually).

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