FlexMBA Costs and Financing

Your FlexMBA is an investment of time, energy and money. The Rady School is committed to helping you identify your options and providing advice to assist you with financial decisions.

The FlexMBA fee for students enrolling in 2013-2014 is $1,118 per credit unit. The Rady MBA program is 92 credit units. The fees are billed quarterly and include registration, all textbooks and course materials, parking and meals for regularly scheduled class sessions. Lodging is included during FlexEvening residentials and Friday evenings for scheduled classes during the FlexWeekend program.

Student enrolling in the FlexMBA 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.

Fellowships

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.

Through the generosity of our supporters and donors, the Rady School also awards privately funded fellowships. These fellowships have specific criteria that are assessed through the application process. These include fellowships to support students with backgrounds in the life sciences, to assist students who have demonstrated significant achievement in the face of economic or personal barriers and to support students who will be contributors and leaders in San Diego’s innovation-driven economy. The optional essays in the application enable applicants to provide additional information that may be helpful to the fellowship committee.

Loans

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:

Grants

Graduate Opportunity Grants are University of California funded and do not have to be repaid. You must submit a FAFSA form in order to be eligible for these grants.

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.

Military Scholarships

CCME Scholarship Applications must be submitted online at cmeonline.org/scholarship.

The eligibility requirements for the CCME scholarships are as follows:

CCME Joe King Scholarship (5 awards)

Applicants must:

  • be a uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard)
  • be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME
  • first time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree seeker
  • have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution
  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from all colleges
  • submit two (2) letters of recommendation to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity and educational pursuit. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.

CCME Spouse Scholarship (5 awards)

Applicants must:

  • be the spouse of a uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard, veteran)
  • be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME
  • first time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree seeker
  • have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution
  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from all colleges
  • submit two (2) letters of recommendation to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity and educational pursuit. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.

CCME Veteran Scholarship (5 awards)

Applicants must:

  • be a prior uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard)
  • be currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME
  • first time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree seeker
  • have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution; minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate) from the CCME member institution
  • submit an unofficial college or university transcript from all colleges
  • submit two (2) letters of recommendation to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity and educational pursuit. One recommendation must be from a faculty member or academic advisor.

Essays will be judged on written content and writing skills, and should be at least 400-750 words in length. Applications that are incomplete or are from individuals that do not qualify will not be considered. Finalists will be required to provide documentation of service.

About CCME: The Council of College and Military Educators, a not-for-profit organization, was founded 39 years ago to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services. Its membership is principally composed of military educators, civilian educators, post-secondary educational institutions, and suppliers of quality education products and services. The CCME symposium is the largest annual forum in the country with an expected attendance of about 1000 participants. The annual symposium facilitates the networking and interaction of the key leadership across these organizations in an environment that is focused on enhancing and optimizing voluntary education opportunities for the service member and their families. For more information, visit: http://www.ccmeonline.org.