Tuition and Financial Aid


Tuition for the online MBA program from UC Davis is charged per unit and is cohort based. Students matriculating in Fall 2020 pay $1,465 per unit. MBA@UCDavis is a 72-unit program, for a total tuition of $105,480. Course fees are set at the time of enrollment and remain fixed for your MBA studies. 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.

Number of Courses per TermTotal Unit HoursTuition
1 Course4$5,860
1 Course + Residential*4 + 2$8,790 for tuition + $500 residential fee
2 Courses8$11,720
2 Courses + Residential8 + 2$14,650 tuition + $500 residential fee
Additional FeesCost
Books & Supplies Including TextPaks$400 – $1,500
Health Insurance Fee**$5,124
Personal Expenses (computer and other supplies)$500 – $1,500
Residential Travel and Accommodation Costs(Varies)

*Attending a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 residentials is required for satisfying degree requirements.
**Students must prove comparable coverage under another insurance plan to waive this fee.

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.

Please note: 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.

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, 202 KB).

Contact Information

For financial aid questions please email

Office hours also available, contact your admissions counselor for more information.

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.

UC Davis Scholarships: All candidates are considered for merit-based scholarships based on their admissions application. Applicants also have the opportunity to apply for donor and fellowship scholarships. Visit our scholarships page and speak to your Admissions Counselor for more information. 

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To learn more about financial aid, watch our UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Financial Aid Orientation video.