Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition

Tuition for the online MBA program from UC Davis is charged per unit. For academic year 2019–20, tuition will be $1,450 per unit. MBA@UCDavis is a 72-unit program, for a total tuition of $104,400. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to increase at the start of each academic year. Tuition for the current academic calendar for all MBA programs can be found here.

Tuition includes student fees, technology platform licensing and all support services. Students will also be responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to in-person residentials.

Financial Aid

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal student aid programs, which include student loans. We encourage you to apply for financial aid while applying for admission.

The application process starts by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and, for residents of California, the California Dream Act Application. The federal school code for UC Davis is 001313.

For step-by-step instructions on how to apply for financial assistance, download our Financial Aid Checklist (PDF, 124 KB).

Financing Options

We encourage you to explore all avenues for financing your MBA program. You may be eligible for the following funding options to assist with tuition payment:

Corporate sponsorship: Some companies provide full or partial tuition support for employees. Research your company’s policies or contact your company’s human resources representative to learn about options and procedures.

Federal student loans: U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for the Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the credit-based Direct Graduate PLUS Loan.

Private loans and scholarships: Many private organizations offer scholarship and loan opportunities. These may require separate applications.

Military education benefits: Eligible students can explore the use of education benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans may also take advantage of benefits offered through the UC Davis Veterans Success Center. Please note that students in the online MBA program are NOT eligible for CalVet benefits.