Costs and Financing

Invest in Your Future

Your Rady FlexMSBA 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.

 

Program Fees and Tuition*

The FlexMSBA fee for students enrolling in 2021-2022 is $1,245 per credit unit. The Rady School and UC San Diego offer grants, loans, and fellowships to assist students. Fees are subject to change. The Rady FlexMSBA program is 50 credit units. The fees are billed quarterly and include registration and all electronic textbooks and course materials.

Visit the UC San Diego Registrar page for the most current information on tuition and applicable UC and UC San Diego fees.

Students enrolling in the FlexMSBA 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.

*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.

 

Financial Assistance

To be considered for financial assistance or non-subsidized loans, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 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. Click here for more information about our donor-supported and other special fellowships.

 

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 the office of Financial Aid  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 San Diego Private Loan Programs page 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.

 

Benefits for Military Flex MSBA Candidates 

Fee waiver

In appreciation of their service to our country, the Rady School of Management will waive the application fee for all current and former members of the military applying to any Rady MBA program. Please contact Graduate Admissions to receive the application fee waiver before submitting your application. 

 

Active Duty

To learn how active military personnel can pay their tuition using their military education benefits please visit the UC San Diego Financial Aid Office.

 

Useful links

GI Bill & Yellow Ribbon: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Web Site and Yellow Ribbon Program websites provide prospective students with complete information regarding benefits and the payment application process. Click here to get an overview of veteran’s benefits at UC San Diego.