Full-Time MBA Program

Financing Your Merage MBA

Pursuing your MBA is an important investment in your future – that is why the Merage School has an MBA Financial Aid Office with dedicated professionals working on your behalf. When you meet with our staff, they will share information with you regarding loan programs and merit-based fellowships. There are also teaching assistantships available to help fund your education.

Once you are admitted, the MBA Financial Aid office can help you make a financial plan that will meet your needs now and in the future. As you reference your tuition costs, please keep in mind that costs can vary widely, depending on your choice of living arrangements.

All international and U.S. applicants are automatically considered for merit-based fellowships and are informed of any award upon admission.  Criteria for fellowships include academic record (GPA), GMAT/GRE, work experience and leadership.

2013-2014 MBA Program Expenses (Estimates)†
Mandatory Student Fees

California Residents   $38,449.50
Non-California Residents  $47,088.50

Other Educational Expenses

Books and Supplies   $2,400
Laptop Computer*   $1,800

Living Expenses**

Room and Board   $12,720

Transportation    $2,565
Personal    $2,444

†  The amounts shown here represent, for planning purposes, estimates of 2013-14 tuition and fees for existing and proposed professional degree programs.  Actual tuition, fees, and charges for 2013-14 have yet to be determined by The Regents of the University of California.  Accordingly, final figures are subject to changes and may differ from the amounts shown

*Laptop: Every student is required to have a laptop. Standard models are specified by the school. Admitted applicants will be notified of hardware and software requirements, usually by June. MBA students are provided a tuition waiver of $500 if they purchase the recommended laptop.

**Living Expenses: These estimates are for students living on campus in shared housing and are the official student budget amounts used to calculate financial aid eligibility for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents. Additional costs may include support of dependents and personal automobile expenses.

Tuition Fee Deadlines
Fall Quarter - September 16, 2013
Winter Quarter - December 16, 2013
Spring Quarter - March 17, 2014

Building your MBA Financial Plan
For more information on building your Merage MBA financial plan, contact Alda Ruggiero in the MBA Financial Aid office at the Merage School at aruggier@uci.edu or 949.824.7967.  For complete information on financial aid please visit the Financial Aid Website.



State of California Disclosure:
Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including income-based repayment plans and loan forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.