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Costs of Attendance for School of Global Policy and Strategy 2017-2018 (Full-Time, 2-Year Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program)

See UC San Diego's estimated basic costs of attendance for School of Global Policy and Strategy graduate program students for 2017-2018.

This cost of attendance applies to both entering and continuing full-time GPS students. Your actual costs may differ. Also, see all student costs of attendance  available, including costs of attendance for other GPS programs and for other types of students. View 2017-18 School of Global Policy Registration Fees.

View a printer-friendly version (PDF) of this cost of attendance. Be sure to print the newly revised GPS Full-Time, Two-Year Master of Public Policy (MPP) cost of attendance pdf document for reference.

Estimated Costs of Attendance for School of Global Policy and Strategy 2017-2018

Cost of Attendance Category

Living with parents

On campus

Off campus

GPS MPP CA Resident Tuition and Feesbcd $17,019 $17,019 $17,019
UC Systemwide Tuition/Feesg $12,630 $12,630 $12,630
UC San Diego Campus Feesg $816 $816 $816
UC San Diego Health Insurance Feeg $3,573 $3,573 $3,573
Housing and Mealsh $6,131 $13,734 $18,211
Books and Suppliesh $1,514 $1,514 $1,514
Transportationh $2,661 $2,661 $2,661
Personal Expensesh $2,249 $2,254 $2,247
GPS MPP CA Resident Professional Degree Feed $8,793 $8,793 $8,793
GPS MPP Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA Residents $38,367 $45,975 $50,445
GPS MPP Additional Estimated Costs for Non-CA residentsef
GPS MPP Non-CA Resident Professional Degree Feedef $8,793 $8,793 $8,793
GPS MPP Non-CA Resident Supplemental Tuitiondef $12,245 $12,245 $12,245
GPS MPP Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for Non-CA Residentsef $59,405 $67,013 $71,483



All estimated costs of attendance are subject to change.

a) All new entering graduate students* will be billed a one-time Document Fee of $100. This amount is not included in the cost of attendance totals above.
b) The GPS MPP requires 92 units for completion; 46 units each year; 16 units per quarter.
c) The GPS MPP CA and Non-CA Resident Tuition and Fees amount includes the Graduate UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) of $3,573 for the 9-month academic school year. Students may also opt for the UC Student Health Insurance Plan, Reduced Access Fee for Tritons (RAFT) for $180 for the 9-month academic school year. For information on both USHIP plans and on how to waive the health fee, visit https://wellness.ucsd.edu/studenthealth/insurance/ucship/.
d) “Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding, or other developments.”
e) Non-CA Residents pay the Non-CA Resident Supplemental Tuition (currently estimated to be $12,245) and the Non-CA-Resident Professional Degree Fee of $8,793) in addition to charges paid by in-state students with the exception that Non-CA Residents will only pay 1 Professional Degree Fee. Questions regarding the international student financial statement should be addressed to Graduate Division. Holders of F or J visas must study full time to maintain nonimmigrant (F-1 or J-1) status.
f) All eligible students are encouraged to apply for California state residency for tuition purposes as soon as possible. Refer to the Office of the Registrar.
g) Included in the GPS MPP CA and Non-CA Resident Tuition and Fees amount of $17,019.
h) Students may submit Budget Add-On forms with appropriate documentation for rent and utilities, transportation costs, computer purchases, Medical/Dental/Optical costs not already covered by insurance, child care, books, supplies, tutorial costs and special equipment. Submission of a request does not guarantee an approval.

1. Financial Aid and Scholarships Office provides federal student loans (Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS) and require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov for those who qualify. Minimum unit requirement to apply for federal loans is 6 units. Private Education Loans for self-supporting programs are available and based on the lender’s requirements may be used for enrollment in less than 6 units. You can inquire at the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office about lenders that accept domestic and international applicants. GPS and Graduate Division may provide other forms of financial support. Students should inquire directly with those two departments. You may be required to complete and submit the FAFSA to be considered for some types of awards. FAFSAs are available beginning October 1st every year. Priority funding deadline is March 2nd.
2. Students enrolling in the GPS MIA program may be eligible to use the Cal Vet Tuition and Fee Waiver exemption, Federal Veterans Benefits and employer reimbursement programs.

Note: Graduate, Professional, and Doctoral students in the Global Policy and Strategy Master of Public Policy, Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs, Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in International Affairs and other self-supporting programs will have different fee and costs of attendance.