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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Earning your MPAc is a significant investment of time and money. UC Davis offers comprehensive financial assistance to enable you to enroll in the UC Davis MPAc Program.

MPAc students who start in fall 2021 pay $1,038 per unit.

The MPAc program requires 48 units for a total estimated course fee of $49,824 for students entering in fall 2021.

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.

Estimated Expenses for the 2021-22 Academic Year
Tuition & Fees* $49,824
Health Insurance Fee** $5,304
Books and Supplies


Living Expenses***


Transportation $2,281
Total Budget $76,488

Campus-based fees are included in the program fee. Health insurance is charged separately. Access to Student Services – Level I (Full Access and Representation)Students have access to all the campus services that state-supported graduate students have access to, as well as representation and access to purchase student health insurance. 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 include Room and Board, Transportation and Personal Expense Estimates. For estimates of off-campus housing costs near the UC Davis campus please review: Housing Costs Near UC Campuses.

Students admitted for Academic Year 2021-22 will be charged a one-time, lifetime document fee of $150.00.

A one-time fee of $159.00 is charged to entering students who hold an F-1 or J-1 visa, excluding UC Education Abroad and non-UC Davis sponsored students (i.e. Fulbright or Vietnam Education Fund). More information about the Services for International Students and Scholars' Fees & Tuition page.

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 the Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and 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. Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

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 2021-22 is $1,326 ($5,304 annually).

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