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Financial Aid and Tuition

Financial Aid and Tuition Learn more about financial aid options and cost of attendance

Federal and Private Loans

US citizens and permanent residents may apply for federal need-based financial aid in the form of student loans to cover all educational expenses including tuition, fees, room, board, books, travel and miscellaneous expenses up to the cost of attendance. In order to be considered for federal financial aid as a graduate student, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and request that your information be sent to the University of California, Irvine, school code 001314. Once you have received your Financial Aid Award Notification, you need to go to the UCI financial aid website and choose “Log on to My Aid” to complete the process.

There are a number of lenders who provide private loans. UCI has developed a system-wide private loan lender list that is based solely on factors related to the borrower’s best interest. To begin your search, enter "University of California, Irvine" in the School field and select "Graduate Business" from the drop down menu. 

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International Students

There are several private loan options available for our international graduate students. International students interested in applying for a private loan may view the UCI private loan lender list that is based solely on factors related to the borrower’s best interest. To begin your search, enter "University of California, Irvine" in the School field and select "International" from the drop down menu.  

Military and Veterans

The Paul Merage School of Business appreciates the service of US military and veterans

Academic Year 2020-21

If some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 2020-21 is delivered remotely, will there be a reduction to tuition or mandatory fees?

Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 20-21 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory 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.

Tuition and Resources

Tuition: 
Tuition for the Fall 2020 FEMBA class is $10,952 per quarter, and the total program (9 quarters) is $98,567. As a FEMBA student, you will attend three residentials, including a seven-day International Residential. All residential fees, with the exception of airfare, are included in the tuition. The tuition, fees, and charges posted to your billing statement or account 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 and could be affected by State funding reductions. Final approved levels and your final balance due may differ from the amounts shown.

Scholarships:
The FEMBA Program offers merit-based scholarships to top FEMBA applicants. Scholarships are merit-based and are awarded at the time of admission. There is no separate application process. All candidates are considered for scholarships based on the qualitative and quantitative components of your application. In addition, candidates that hold progressive experience or accomplishments within certain industries (Real Estate, etc.) may be considered for specialized scholarships offered through our Centers of Excellence.

 

Estimated Student Budget for 2020-2021 Academic Year

The Financial Aid office estimates costs of attendance covering educational expenses at UCI as well as the costs of a modest but adequate standard of living. These costs are updated annually. Students have choices about where they live while attending UCI: at home with parents or relatives; on campus; or off-campus. Each of these living arrangements has a different cost.

The amount anyone spends depends greatly upon her or his own personal situation and choices. To assist you in planning, the budgets below are the estimated expenses for 2020-2021.

9 mo. Budget (Fall- Spring)

Living at Home

On-Campus Apartments (Palo Verde)

Off-Campus Apartments

Books/Supplies

$2,400

$2,400

$2,400

Laptop (first year only)

$1,800

$1,800

$1,800

Living Expenses

Room & Board

$13,226

$14,281

$26,645

Personal

$2,989

$2,989

$2,989

Transportation

$2,989

$2,989

$2,989

 

12 mo. Budget (Fall - Summer)

Living at Home

On-Campus Apartments (Palo Verde)

Off-Campus Apartments

Books/Supplies

$3,200

$3,200

$3,200

Laptop (first year only)

$1,800

$1,800

$1,800

Living Expenses

Room & Board

$17,634

$19,041

$35,526

Personal

$3,985

$3,985

$3,985

Transportation

$3,985

$3,985

$3,985

 

‡ Vista del Camp, Vista Del Campo Norte, Camino del Sol, Puerta del Sol and Plaza Verde housing are treated as off campus

Q.

If some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 2020-21 is delivered remotely, will there be a reduction to tuition or mandatory fees?

A.

Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 20-21 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory 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.Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 20-21 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory 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.

Q.

Must I be accepted for admission before I apply for financial aid?

A.

No. You may apply for financial aid as early as October 1 for the next school year.

Q.

Is my enrollment deposit applied toward my fees?

A.

Yes, your enrollment deposit will appear as a credit toward your first quarter registration fees.

Q.

How do I pay my registration fees?

A.

UC Irvine’s official billing statement, the ZOT Bill, will be e-mailed to you prior to the beginning of each quarter. Your ZOT bill will indicate the quarterly tuition, the due date and any financial aid credit(s) which may be applied to your account. Tuition will be paid automatically for students who receive financial aid that covers the full cost of tuition and are enrolled in a minimum of 6 units.

The university also offers a variety of payment options, from easy and secure online payments
to a plan that allows you to pay in installments

Q.

Do I have to apply for financial aid each year?

A.

Yes. You must submit a new FAFSA and/or private loan application each new academic year.

Q.

How will I know if my financial aid application file is complete?

A.

You can check the status of your financial aid application file on My Aid.

Q.

When will I receive my financial aid award?

A.

If you have been awarded a scholarship, you will be notified in your Letter of Admission. We begin emailing all other financial aid award notifications in June. When you receive your financial aid award email depends on your admission date and when you completed your financial aid file.

Q.

What if I borrow more than my tuition? 

A.

You may use funds in excess of your tuition to pay for indirect educational costs such as living expenses, books, supplies, etc. After your aid has been applied toward your tuition fees, any remaining financial aid will be disbursed to you on the first day of the quarter. Federal regulations do not allow UCI to disburse the funds prior to the beginning of each quarter. You can request the funds be electronically deposited by providing your bank account information at Electronic Refunds (DEFT) on your ZOT account.

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.

Students considering student loans need to be aware of the differences between federal student loans and private student loans:

  • Federal student loans are required by law to provide a range of flexible repayment options including, but not limited to, income-based and income-contingent repayment plans, as well as loan forgiveness benefits that private lenders are not required to provide.
  • Federal direct loans are available to most students regardless of income. Other qualification criteria do apply. For more information, visit studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility.
  • Private student loan lenders can offer variable interest rates that can increase or decrease over time depending on market conditions.
  • The interest rate on a private loan may depend on the borrower's and/or co-signer's credit rating.
  • Private student loans have a range of interest rates and fees and students should determine the interest rate of, and any fees associated with, the private student loan included in their financial aid award package before accepting the loan. Students should contact the lender of the private student loan or their financial aid office if they have any questions about a private student loan.