Financial Aid
Your MBA represents a significant investment in your future. A variety of financial aid programs are available.

The Graduate School of Management offers among the most extensive financial assistance of any top MBA program: 82 percent of our recent incoming MBA students receive a scholarship or fellowship.


All candidates are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships based on their admissions application. Criteria includes academic record (Undergraduate record, GMAT/GRE), professional promise, and focus. Details regarding these scholarships will be included in the official admissions offer letter.

 Awards range from $3,000 to $42,000.


A number of graduate student assistantships and reader positions are available to students in several fields, particularly in the accounting curriculum. For most of these positions you will meet requirements for them after your core classes during your second year. These graduate student assistantship and reader positions come with reduced tuition and a monthly or hourly stipend.

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Student Loans and Grants

Federal Direct Loans and University of California Grants are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. To apply, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at by March 2, 2018 for priority consideration. Submit your FAFSA before you are admitted to UC Davis.

International Students

International students receive full consideration for Graduate School of Management scholarships, fellowships and assistantships. Those who need educational loan assistance must have a U.S. co-signer.

California Residency

In some cases, U.S. citizens and permanent residents qualify for California residency by their second year of graduate school. We encourage you to pursue this and possibly reduce your student fees. Learn more about petitioning for a change in residency classification here.