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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Companies are facing an acute shortage of skilled workers and managers who are trained to leverage massive data and computing power to extract insights and make business decisions. MSBA graduates will be prepared to address this vast demand-supply gap of professionals. Successful MSBA graduates can expect to earn a considerable return on their financial investment.

Earning your UC Davis MSBA is an investment in your future. UC Davis offers financial assistance to help you meet the costs of the program.​

Estimated Program Costs

MSBA students who started in fall 2020 pay $1,339 per unit. Course fees are set at the time of enrollment and remain fixed for your MSBA studies. Students take 17 units in fall quarter, 14 in winter and 13 in spring quarter.

The MSBA requires 44 units for a total estimated course fee of $58,916 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.

Estimated Expenses for 2020-21
MSBA Program Fees* $58,916
Health Insurance Fee $5,124
Books & Supplies $900
Living Expenses** $23,890
Transportation $2,679
Total Budget $91,509

* Campus-based fees are included in the program fee. Health insurance is available at an additional cost to students who need it and is charged separately. Access to Student Services – Level II (Partial Access and Representation): Students have access to the Library, primary health care on campus (with co-pay), student mental health care, as well as representation and access to purchase student health insurance.
** Students must prove comparable coverage under another insurance plan to waive this fee.
***Living Expenses includes: 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.

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 2021-22 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 2020-21 is $1,708 ($5,124 annually).