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Rady School of Management’s Master of Business Administration Full-Time Program 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.

Use this estimated cost of attendance to help decide how much money you need to attend UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management's Full-Time Master of Business Administration Program (MBA), and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal. Your actual costs may differ.

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Estimated Basic Cost of Attendance

California Residents

Cost of Attendance Living with Parents On Campus Off Campus
RSM Tuition and Fees (View Components) $17,637 $17,637 $17,637
UC Systemwide Tuition and Fees: $12,570
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees: $996
UC San Diego Health Insurance Fee: $3,921
Rady Activity Fee: $150
Housing and Meals $7,116 $13,824 $17,778
Books and Supplies $741 $741 $741
Personal Expenses $1,257 $1,254 $1,260
Transportation Expenses $1,494 $1,494 $1,494
RSM Basic Cost of Attendance Subtotals for CA Residents $28,245 $34,950 $38,910
RSM CA Resident Professional Degree Fee $34,965 $34,965 $34,965
RSM Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA Residents $63,210 $69,915 $73,875

Non-California Residents

Cost of Attendance Living with Parents On Campus Off Campus
RSM Basic Cost of Attendance Subtotals for CA Residents $28,245 $34,950 $38,910
RSM Non-CA Resident Professional Degree Fee $29,511 $29,511 $29,511
RSM Non-CA Resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102 $15,102 $15,102
RSM Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for Non-California Residents $72,858 $79,563 $83,523
  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 $150 annual Rady Student Activity fee.

  3. 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 https://shwadmin.ucsd.edu/uc-ship/index.html.

  4. Non-California resident and international students are charged a Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition cost (currently estimated to be $15,102) in addition to charges paid by in-state students. 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.

  5. The Cost of Attendance (COA) includes the Rady MBA Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition of $34,965 for California Residents and $29,511 for Non-California Residents.
  6. Rady Full-Time MBA students pay $17,637 tuition and fees. The 9-month Full-Time Rady Program requires 92 units for completion.

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: https://offcampushousing.ucsd.edu/. Please keep in mind, the Cost of Attendance listed above is based on actual student average expenses.

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