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Rady School (Master of Professional Accountancy) Cost of Attendance for 2020-2021

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 Master of Professional Accountancy Program, 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 and Non-California Residents

Cost of Attendance Academic Year (33 weeks)
Academic Year Tuition/Fees (View Components) $62,988
UC Per Unit Program Academic Year Costs: $60,750
UC Systemwide Student Services Fee: $1,128
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees: $960
RADY Activity Fee: $150
Quarter Tuition/Fees (View Components)
Cost of Attendance Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
UC San Diego Tuition and Fees $19,720 $19,720 $18,560
UC Systemwide and Campus-based Fees $696 $696 $696
Rady Activity Fee $50 $50 $50
UC San Diego Health Insurance Fee $1,285 $1,285 $1,285
Housing and Meals $5,760 $5,760 $5,760
Books and Supplies5 $0 $0 $0
Personal Expenses $416 $416 $416
Transportation Expenses $495 $495 $495
Quarter Cost of Attendance $29,359 $29,359 $28,144
Housing and Meals $17,280
Books and Supplies5 $0
Personal Expenses $1,254
Transportation Expenses $1,485
UC San Diego Health Insurance Fee $3,855
MPAc Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA and Non-California Residentse $86,862
  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 $3,855. Students may opt out of the UC Student Health Insurance Plan. For additional UC SHIP information, visit https://wellness.ucsd.edu/studenthealth/insurance/uc-ship/Pages/default.aspx.

  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. Books and Supply costs are included in each term’s fees amount and are provided to each student.

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.

  • Students may submit Cost of Attendance Add-On forms with appropriate documentation for rent and utilities, transportation costs, computer purchases and/or increased books and supplies. Submission of a request does not guarantee an approval.

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships Office provides Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans and requires the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Private Education Loans are available for domestic and international students. Inquire at the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for lenders that accept international applicants. Your Major Department and/or the Graduate Division may provide other forms of financial support. RADY School of Management Master of Professional Accountancy Costs and Financing. You may be required to complete and submit the FAFSA to be considered for some types of graduate awards. FAFSAs are available beginning October 1st every year. Priority funding deadline is March 2nd every year.

  • Students who are unable to complete the FAFSA and/or California Dream Act Application or who are enrolled in less than half-time (6 units), may be able to apply for a private loan. Private Education Loans are available for domestic and international students. Inquire at the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for lenders that accept international applicants.

  • Rady Master of Professional Accountancy students pay $1,215 per credit unit. The academic year is based on a student living off-campus and enrolled in 17 credit units Fall term, 17 credit units Winter term, and 16 credit units Spring term. Actual units taken may vary based on each student’s enrollment. The 9-month Rady Master of Professional Accountancy Program requires a minimum of 50 credit units.

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