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Rady School of Management’s Master of Finance Program Cost of Attendance for 2023-2024

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 determine how much money you need to attend UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management's Master of Finance Program (MoF), and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal. Your actual costs may differ. For more information on each Cost of Attendance element visit our Financial Aid Terms webpage.

Estimated Basic Cost of Attendance

California Residents and Non-California Residents

Cost of Attendance Academic Year (33 weeks) and Summer 2024 (5 weeks)
Academic Year and Summer Tuition and Fees (View Components) $78,880
UC Per Unit Program Academic Year Costs: $70,272
UC Systemwide Student Services Fees: $1,206
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees: $1,071
RADY Activity Fee: $150

UC Per Unit Program Summer Costs: $5,856
UC San Diego Campus-based Summer Fees: $325
Quarter Tuition and Fees (View Components)
Cost of Attendance Category Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024 Summer 2024
UC San Diego Tuition and Fees $23,424 $23,424 $23,424 $5,856
UC Systemwide Student Services Fees $402 $402 $402 $0
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees $357 $357 $357 $325
UC San Diego Health Insurance Fee $1,470 $1,470 $1,470 $254
Rady Activity Fee $50 $50 $50 $0
Living Expenses
Food & Housing for students without dependents
Food & Housing for students with dependents10
$6,828 $6,828 $6,828 $6,207
Books course materials, supplies, and equipment7 $0 $0 $0 $0
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $484 $484 $484 $440
Transportation Expenses $575 $575 $575 $523
Quarter Cost of Attendance $33,590 $33,590 $33,590 $13,605
Living Expenses
Food & Housing for students without dependents
Food & Housing for students with dependents10
Books course materials, supplies, and equipment7 $0
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,892
Transportation Expenses $2,248
UC San Diego Health Insurance Fee $4,664
MoF Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA and Non-California Residents $114,375
    1. The Cost of Attendance (COA) does not include the one-time 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 $4,410. Read more on how to use UC SHIP or how to waive UC SHIP.

    4. 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.

    5. The Rady Master of Finance MoF California and Non-California Resident Basic Budget Total is $114,375 based on the criteria in footnote #8.

    6. 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 (

    7. Books course materials, supplies, and equipment costs are included in each term’s fees amount and are provided to each student. *Course Materials Opt-Out: students may opt out of textbook and course materials coverage by emailing the Director of Graduate Student Services at Please include “MoF Course Materials Opt-Out” in your email subject line.

    8. Rady Master of Finance new students entering Fall 2023 pay $1,464 per credit unit. The academic year is based on 16 credit units Fall term, 16 credit units Winter term, and 16 credit units Spring term, and 4 credit units Summer term. Actual units taken may vary based on each student’s enrollment. The 12-month and the 15-month Rady Master of Finance Program requires 52 credit units for completion.

    9. The Miscellaneous personal expenses category will be adjusted, along with federal financial aid for students enrolled less than half-time (i.e. less than 6 units). Miscellaneous personal expenses are indirect costs that are not billed to your student account.

    10. Students with Dependents will be given a separate housing allowance in their cost of attendance.

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. You can also view additional information on current typical housing costs near UC campuses here.

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