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2015–2016 Budgets and Costs for International Graduate Students (for I-20 and DS-2019 Purposes)

Information subject to change without notice.

Please note: F-1 students must show 12 months of financial support to obtain an I-20. EAP and J-1 students must show financial support for the entire duration of program.

Students accompanied by a spouse and/or children in a dependent status should add additional amounts indicated below.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION

All financial documents must show funds that are easily available. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, and the like, are NOT acceptable. Financial bank statements and/or bank letters must be less than 3 months old and include the name of the account holder.

FINANCIAL SPONSORS

A financial sponsor may be a parent, family member, or another person who will provide financial support. It is not necessary that a financial sponsor reside in the U.S. An individual financial sponsor may provide complete or partial support for the student, but the student’s total financial support must equal or exceed the total estimated costs.

Please be prepared to provide a statement of relationship should your financial sponsorship documentation list a person other than yourself. Although a formal letter or document providing verification of the relationship is not required for I-20/DS-2019 issuance, you may need to provide such evidence at the time of your visa interview. For those sponsored by a government, educational institution, or company or other business enterprise, a letter of financial support is required directly from the sponsor for your I-20 or DS-2019.

Graduate: All Ph.D. Programs 12 Months 9 Months 6 Months 3 Months
Tuition & Fees $31,081 $31,081 $20,721 $10,360
Living Expenses $22,817 $17,113 $11,408 $5,704
Other: Books & Supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,100 $500
Total: $55,498 $49,794 $33,229 $16,564
Graduate: Master's 12 Months 9 Months 6 Months 3 Months
Tuition & Fees $31,081 $31,081 $20,721 $10,360
Living Expenses $22,817 $17,113 $11,408 $5,704
Other: Books & Supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,100 $500
Total: $55,498 $49,794 $33,229 $16,564
IR/PS (M.P.I.A only) 12 Months 9 Months 6 Months 3 Months
Tuition & Fees $35,821 $35,821 $23,880 $11,941
Living Expenses $22,817 $17,113 $11,409 $5,700
Other: Books & Supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,100 $500
Total: $60,238 $54,534 $36,389 $18,145
Rady School (M.B.A. only) 12 Months 9 Months 6 Months 3 Months
Tuition & Fees $48,286 $48,286 $32,190 $16,095
Living Expenses $22,817 $17,113 $11,408 $5,704
Other: Books & Supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,100 $500
Total: $72,703 $66,999 $44,665 $22,299
Rady School (M.F. only) 12 Months 9 Months 6 Months 3 Months
Tuition & Fees $58,601 $58,601 $39,068 $19,534
Living Expenses $22,817 $17,113 $11,408 $5,704
Other: Books & Supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,100 $500
Total: $83,018 $77,314 $51,576 $25,738
M.A.S.
Degrees
Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering
Leadership & Healthcare
Marine Biology & Conservation
Tuition & Fees
$34,399 $31,193 $38,200
Living Expenses
$22,817 $22,817 $22,817
Other: Books & Supplies
$1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Total:
$58,816 $55,610 $62,617
M.A.S.
Degrees
(continued)
International Affairs
Health Policy Law
Tuition & Fees
$39,560
$33,161
Living Expenses
$22,817
$22,817
Other:Books & Supplies
$1,600
$1,600
Total:
$63,977

$57,578
Graduate: EAP Reciprocity 12 Months 9 Months 6 Months 3 Months
Tuition Paid by UC EAP Paid by UC EAP Paid by UC EAP Paid by UC EAP
Fees $587 $587 $392 $196
Living Expenses $22,817 $17,113 $11,408 $5,704
Other: Books & Supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,100 $500
Other: Health Insurance $3,201 $3,201 $2,134 $1,067
Total: $28,205 $22,501 $15,034 $7,467
 

Please note: If you are accompanied by a spouse, and/or children under 21 years old, you must add the following amounts to the total required. 

Graduate Spouse and/or Child 12 Months 9 Months 6 Months 3 Months
1st Dependent $7,200 $5,400 $3,600 $1,800
2nd Dependent $3,600 $2,700 $1,800 $900

Future/Prospective Students