Master of Finance
Costs and Financing
Your Rady Master of Finance is an investment of time, energy and money. Early consideration of how you will finance your studies ensures that you will be ready and able to accept an offer of admission. The Rady School is committed to helping you identify your options and providing advice to assist you with your financial decisions.
Estimated fees for Master of Finance students entering in Fall 2015 are $55,400. Fees are subject to change. Fees do not include student health insurance and other campus fees, books and course materials, or living expenses. You may review the estimated 2015-16 budget here.
Student enrolling in this program cannot use CalVet Tuition Fee exemptions; this program is not supported with state funds and is not subject to the state law regarding CalVet Tuition Fee exemptions.
To be considered for financial assistance or non-subsidized loans, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To receive priority funding, file your FAFSA as early as Jan. 1, but no later than March 2. Complete and submit your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. UC San Diego’s school code is 001317. Once your FAFSA data has been processed and transferred to the UC San Diego's Financial Aid Office by the FAFSA central processor, you will be notified of your eligibility by the Financial Aid Office.
UC San Diego's Financial Aid Office provides step-by-step application directions, downloadable forms, answers to frequently asked questions and more.
Rady provides limited fellowship support to exceptional individuals. All domestic and international admitted students are considered for merit-based fellowships upon admission. No additional application is required. Applicants awarded Rady fellowships are notified in writing with their admission letter.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents should apply for Federal Stafford Loans first because of favorable interest rates and origination fees. These are variable, low-interest educational loans. The Federal Stafford Loan Program provides unsubsidized loans where you pay accruing interest while in school, grace and authorized deferment periods. These loans are need-based. They do not require a co-signer and are not based on your credit history. Deferment options are available. The FAFSA is required to determine what loans may be available. Visit www.edfund.org for additional information.
Private educational loans are available to domestic and international applicants. For international applicants, some lending institutions may require that a U.S. citizen co-sign. Refer to the UC Lenders Lists for details:
Student Contribution Appeal
Your expected student contribution for the academic year will be based largely on your prior calendar-year income. For students who have been working full-time during the prior year, this expected contribution may not accurately reflect your current or projected financial situation as a full-time student. Students falling into this situation should submit a student contribution appeal form.