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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity & Conservation 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)
Academic Year and Summer Tuition and Fees (View Components) $38,289
UC Per Unit Program Academic Year Costs: $24,446
UC Systemwide Student Services Academic Year Fee: $1,128
UC San Diego Campus-based Academic Year Fees: $996
UC Per Unit Program Summer Costs: $11,504
UC Systemwide Student Services Summer Fees: $215
Quarter Tuition and Fees (View Components)
Cost of Attendance Category Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
UC Mandatory Tuition and Fees $11,504 $10,066 $10,066 $4,314
UC Systemwide Student Services Fee $0 $376 $376 $376
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees $215 $332 $332 $332
UC Mandatory Health Insurance Fee $0 $1,307 $1,307 $1,307
Housing and Meals $5,387 $5,926 $5,926 $5,926
Books and Supplies $225 $247 $247 $247
Personal Expenses $382 $420 $420 $420
Transportation Expenses $453 $498 $498 $498
Quarter Cost of Attendance $19,053 $19,172 $19,172 $13,420
Housing and Meals $23,165
Books and Supplies $966
Personal Expenses $1,642
Transportation Expenses $1,947
UC San Diego Health Insurance Fee $3,921
MAS-MBC Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA and Non-California Residents $70,817
    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 $3,921. 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 $70,817. 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 graduate student cost of attendance budgets for the various components and costs Graduate Students Cost of Attendance (

    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 14 credit units Fall term, 14 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 50 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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