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Tuition & Aid: Master of Quantitative Finance

Your Rady Master of Quantitative 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.

Tuition and Program Fees

The fee for students can be found here. Fees are subject to change and typically rise slightly each year.  The Rady Master of Quantitative Finance program is a 12 or 15-month program with a total minimum of 52 credit units. The fees are billed quarterly. Fees do not include student health insurance and other campus fees, books and course materials, or living expenses.

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. 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.

*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.


Rady provides limited scholarship support to exceptional individuals. All domestic and international admitted students are considered for merit-based scholarship upon admission. No additional application is required. Learn more about our donor-supported and other special fellowshipsAll graduates of any University of California campus are eligible for the Rady-funded UC Scholarship in the amount of $10,000.


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.

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 Preferred Lender List 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.

Tuition and Fees FAQs

Are scholarships available? Are students eligible for jobs as tutors or assistants to pay for their education?
Rady provides limited scholarship support to exceptional individuals. All domestic and international admitted students are considered for merit-based scholarship upon admission. No additional application is required. The Rady School of Management offers a limited number of TA positions each quarter. Available TA positions and the application process is shared with Rady graduate students prior to the start of each quarter.

How are fees for the Master of Quantitative Finance program broken down across the four quarters?
Please refer to the Master of Quantitative Finance estimated budget for details regarding fees and other costs.

Is an admission enrollment deposit required?
Yes, admitted students who want to reserve a seat in the incoming class must officially accept the admissions offer in the application system and must pay the deposit fee. The required deposit is $1,500 USD. This fee is non-refundable and is applied towards tuition and fees in the first term. Deposit deadline and payment instructions are provided to students who are extended an admissions offer. The $1,500 deposit payment is required if requesting a one-year deferral.