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School of Global Policy and Strategy (Part-Time, 18-Month Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) Program) 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’ll need to attend UC San Diego’s GPS 18-month Part-Time MAS-IA 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 Living with Parents On Campus Off Campus
GPS MAS-IA Fees (View Components) $23,088 $23,088 $23,088
UC Systemwide Tuition/Fees: $21,000
UC Systemwide Student Services Fees: $1,128
UC San Diego Campus Fees: $960
Housing and Meals $6,825 $13,464 $17,280
Books and Supplies $741 $741 $741
Personal Expenses $1,254 $1,260 $1,254
Transportation $1,485 $1,485 $1,485
UC Mandatory Health Insurance Fee $3,855 $3,855 $3,855
GPS MAS-IA Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA and Non-California Residents $37,248 $43,893 $47,703
  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 aid only: Federal Direct Loans. 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.

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.

  • 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. School of Global Policy & Strategy Fellowships & Financing and Military & Families. 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.

  • GPS 18-month MAS-IA Program students pay $875 per credit unit. The 18-month Part-Time MAS-IA Program requires 96 units for completion.

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