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Important Updates

  • The 2024-25 FAFSA and CADAA are now open. The priority filing date for both applications has been extended to April 2, 2024. Visit Apply for Financial Aid for details.
  • The Department of Education has announced they will send information from the 2024-25 FAFSA to schools in mid-March. This may result in a delay in financial aid packaging and offers for the 2024-25 academic year.

How to understand your Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance is an estimated budget that the school uses to help students maximize financial aid opportunities. This budget is estimated using direct and indirect costs that a student will incur while enrolled in an academic program.

Direct Costs: Charges included in the cost of attendance that the student/family pays directly to the college. Actual charges may vary by student. For example, students may have different housing options or may enroll in a part-time program. These items include Tuition and Fees, and Health Insurance.

Indirect Costs: Estimated expenses in the cost of attendance that are not paid directly to the institution. These items include Books and Supplies, Housing and Food, Personal Expenses, and Transportation.  

Please note: The cost of attendance is calculated based on the current academic year's budget and represents the estimated expenses for a single academic year. In the event your program extends over multiple academic years, the fees listed in the budget indicate the estimated annual cost, not the total cost of the program.

Where do I start?

The aid year for Graduate School of Management students begins in the summer quarter and extends through the spring quarter of the following calendar year. Budgets are published for the entering term within the current aid year, and for the subsequent terms to be attended within the same year.

  • Example 1 - Entering Student: A student admitted into the fall quarter will be offered financial aid for their entering term (fall 2023) through the last term of the same aid year (spring 2024) for a total of three quarters. A new budget will be available for the next aid year (2024-25) in which the student will be a continuing student.
     
  • Example 2 - Continuing Student: A continuing student will be offered financial aid for the first term of the new aid year (summer 2023) and all attending terms planned for the same aid year (2023-24).

2023-24 Online MBA - Entering Students

Cost of Attendance for entering MBA online students in 2023-24
Expenses (based on entering quarter/term) Summer 2023 Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024
Total number of quarters/terms: 4 qtrs 3 qtrs 2 qtrs 1 qtr
Tuition and Fees (1)* $46,880 $35,160 $23,440 $11,720
Health Insurance (1)  $8,010 $6,186 $4,124 $2,062
Books and Supplies $1,758 $1,758 $879 $440
Housing and Food (2) $23,595 $17,682 $11,797 $5,900
Personal Expenses $2,677 $2,016 $1,338 $669
Transportation $3,461 $2,856 $1,730 $865
Total (3) $86,381 $65,658 $43,308 $21,656

  • Footnote (1) 
  • The tuition, fees, and charges posted here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. 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. For the most recent tuition and fee amounts, please visit the UC Davis Tuition and Fees website.
  • Footnote (2) 
  • For estimates of off-campus housing costs near the UC Davis campus please review: Housing Costs Near UC Campuses. For more information on actual off-campus rental costs please visit the Student Housing website.
  • Footnote (3)
  • If eligible for Federal Direct loans the Cost of Attendance will be $252 higher on your MyAwards than what is displayed here. The average Direct Loan fee for Graduate students is $252. Please note that this fee component will be displayed in your budget whether or not the loans are accepted.

 

2023-24 Online MBA - Continuing Students

Cost of Attendance for continuing MBA online students in 2023-24
Expenses (based on remaining quarters/terms) Summer-Spring 2023-24 Summer-Winter 2023-24 Summer-Fall 2023 Summer Only 2023
Total number of quarters/terms: 4 qtrs 3 qtrs 2 qtrs 1 qtr
Tuition and Fees (1)* $46,880 $35,160 $23,440 $11,720
Health Insurance (1)  $6,186 $4,124 $2,062 n/a
Books and Supplies $1,758 $1,758 $879 $440
Housing & Food (2) $23,595 $17,682 $11,797 $5,900
Personal Expenses $2,677 $2,016 $1,338 $669
Transportation $3,461 $2,856 $1,730 $865
Total (3) $84,557 $63,596 $41,246 $19,594

  • Footnote (1) 
  • Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final.  Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate.  Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented. Some or all instruction for all or part of the academic year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the academic year. For the most recent tuition and fee amounts, please visit the UC Davis Tuition and Fees website. 
  • Footnote (2) 
  • For estimates of off-campus housing costs near the UC Davis campus please review: Housing Costs Near UC Campuses. For more information on actual off-campus rental costs please visit the Student Housing website. 
  • Footnote (3)
  • If eligible for Federal Direct loans the Cost of Attendance will be $252 higher on your MyAwards than what is displayed here. The average Direct Loan fee for Graduate students is $252. Please note that this fee component will be displayed in your budget whether or not the loans are accepted.