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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Master of Advanced Studies in Climate Science & Policy Cost of Attendance for 2021-2022

These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California or, as authorized, by the President of the University of California. Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown.

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Estimated Basic Cost of Attendance

California Residents and Non-California Residents

Cost of Attendance Summer 2021 (10 weeks) and Academic Year (33 weeks)
Summer and Academic Year Tuition and Fees(View Components) $37,639
UC Per Unit Program Summer Costs: $8,472
UC San Diego Campus-based Summer Fee: $215
UC Per Unit Program Academic Year Costs: $26,828
UC Systemwide Student Services Academic Year Fee: $1,128
UC San Diego Campus-based Academic Year Fees: $996
Quarter Tuition and Fees (View Components)
Cost of Attendance Category Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
UC Mandatory Tuition and Fees $8,472 $9,178 $9,178 $8,472
UC Systemwide Student Services Fee $0 $376 $376 $376
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees $215 $332 $332 $332
UC San Diego Health Insurance Fee $823 $1,307 $1,307 $1,307
Housing and Meals $5,387 $5,926 $5,926 $5,926
Books and Supplies $225 $247 $247 $247
Transportation Expenses $453 $498 $498 $498
Personal Expenses $382 $420 $420 $420
Quarter Cost of Attendance $15,725 $18,284 $18,284 $17,578
Housing and Meals $23,165
Books and Supplies $966
Transportation Expenses $1,947
Personal Expenses $1,642
UC San Diego Health Insurance Fee $4,512
MAS-CSP Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA and Non-California Residents $69,327
  1. All new UC San Diego professional and graduate students will be billed a one-time Document fee of $100, which is not included in the Tuition/Fees amount.

  2. The Cost of Attendance (COA) for the academic year includes the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) of $3,921 and as part of the UC Student Health Insurance Early Start Plan, the Summer premium is $591.42. Students may opt out of the UC Student Health Insurance Plan. For additional UC SHIP information, visit

  3. Non-California resident and international students are not charged a Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition cost. Non-California residents will be considered for Federal Direct Loans only. International students will also be billed a one-time International Student Visa Administration fee of $100. International students may apply for Private Education Loans to assist with educational costs.

  4. The SIO MAS-CSP California and Non-California Resident Basic Budget Total is $69,327. Students enrolled in the SIO MAS-CSP Program are not charged Non-California Resident Supplemental Tuition.

  5. The COA above is based on a student living off-campus. A student living on-campus or living with a parent will have a different COA and can refer to the graduate student cost of attendance budgets for the various components and costs Graduate Students Cost of Attendance (

  6. SIO MAS-CSP students pay $706 per credit unit. Summer term is based on 12 credit units taken. The academic year is based on 13 credit units Fall term, 13 credit units Winter term, and 6 credit units Spring term. Actual units taken may vary based on each student’s enrollment. The SIO MAS-CSP Program requires 50 completed credit units and is a 11-month program.

For off-campus rental options, including market costs for one-bedroom apartments and other housing arrangements, please refer to the UC San Diego Off-Campus Housing Services website: Please keep in mind, the Cost of Attendance listed above is based on actual student average expenses.

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