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Program Costs

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Tuition at the Merage School is all-inclusive. The cost is the same for all students: California residents, U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens. The total cost for the HCEMBA Program for Fall 2015 is $109,914 or $15,702 per individual quarter for 7 quarters.  Once you begin the HCEMBA program, tuition fees are locked for the duration of the program and do not increase. Tuition for Fall 2016 is expected to increase 2-5%.

Tuition includes all of the following:

  • Registration & fees
  • Parking permit
  • Lodging and most meals during all three residentials
  • Meals while on campus for Class

Tuition is paid on a quarterly basis and does not include:  Textbooks or course materials, airfare and transportation costs to and from the airport for the Washington DC residential and a few meals/incidentals during the DC residential.


A $1,000 nonrefundable deposit confirms your intent to register, and will be deducted from your first quarter tuition once paid.

The Merage School also offers a $1,000 tuition credit if you purchase a recommended laptop offered by our MBA Computing Services Center. Several options are available each fall.

Tuition/Fee Deadlines for 2016 - 2017


Fall Quarter September 15, 2016
Winter Quarter December 15, 2016
Spring Quarter March 15, 2017
Summer Quarter June 15, 2017

For information on financial aid and costs, please contact the financial aid office at 949.824.5728 or by email at

* Tuition cost subject to change   

Actual tuition, fees, and charges for Fall 2016 have yet to be determined by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by recent state funding reductions and the risk of additional cuts. Accordingly, final figures are subject to change and may differ from the amounts shown.