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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity & Conservation 2020-2021 (Full-Time, 12 Months) Cost of Attendance for 2020-2021

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Estimated Basic Cost of Attendance

California Residents and Non-California Residents

Cost of Attendance Academic Year (33 weeks) and Summer 2021 (5 weeks)
Academic Year and Summer Tuition and Fees (View Components) $36,812
UC Per Unit Program Academic Year Costs: $23,008
UC Systemwide Student Services Academic Year Fee: $1,128
UC San Diego Campus-based Academic Year Fees: $960
UC Per Unit Program Summer Costs: $11,504
UC Systemwide Student Services Summer Fees: $212
Quarter Tuition/Fees (View Components)
Cost of Attendance Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
UC Mandatory Tuition and Fees $9,347 $9,347 $4,314 $11,504
UC Systemwide Student Services Fee $376 $376 $376 $0
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees $320 $320 $320 $212
UC Mandatory Health Insurance Fee $1,285 $1,285 $1,285 $0
Housing and Meals $5,760 $5,760 $5,760 $5,236
Books and Supplies $247 $247 $247 $225
Personal Expenses $418 $418 $418 $378
Transportation Expenses $495 $495 $495 $450
Quarter Cost of Attendance $18,248 $18,248 $13,215 $18,005
Housing and Meals $22,516
Books and Supplies $966
Personal Expenses $1,632
Transportation Expenses $1,935
UC San Diego Health Insurance Fee $3,855
MAS-MBC Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA and Non-California Residents $67,716
    1. The Cost of Attendance (COA) does not include the Document fee of $100. COA and award packages are automatically adjusted for incoming students.

    2. The Cost of Attendance (COA) includes the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) of $3,855. 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-MBC California and Non-California Resident Basic Budget Total is $67,716. Students enrolled in the SIO MAS-MBC 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 student cost of attendance budgets for the various components and costs

    6. SIO MAS-MBC students pay $719 per credit unit. Summer term is based on 16 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-MBC Program requires 48 completed credit units and is a 12-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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