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Budgets for School of Global Policy and Strategy 2016-2017

See UCSD's estimated basic budgets for School of Global Policy and Strategy graduate program students for 2016-2017.

Use this estimated budget to help decide how much money you'll need to attend UCSD's School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal.

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This budget applies to GPS graduate programs. Your actual costs may differ.

Estimated Budgets for School of Global Policy and Strategy 2016-2017

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Living with parents

On campus

Off campus

Tuition and Fees

CA Resident Tuition/Fees $16,630 $16,630 $16,630

UC Systemwide Tuition/Fees $12,294
UCSD Campus Fees $790
UCSD Health Insurance Fee $3,546e

Housing and Meals

$4,861 $12,125 $17,604

Books and Supplies

$1,477 $1,477 $1,477


$2,595 $2,595 $2,595

Personal Expenses

$2,187 $2,198 $2,194
Additional Cost for CA Residents
California resident professional fee $8,376 $8,376 $8,376
Basic budget totals
for California residents
$36,126 $43,401 $48,876
Additional estimated costs for non-California residents
Non-California resident
professional fee
$8,376 $8,376 $8,376
Tuition $12,245 $12,245 $12,245
Basic budget totals
for non-California residents
$48,371 $55,646 $61,121

* Graduate student health care insurance ($3,414) is included in the graduate resident fees.

Note: Graduate students in the Master of Advances Studies (MAS) program will have different fee and budget costs.


All estimated budgets are subject to change.

a) The Graduate Student Health Insurance fee of $3,546 is included in the CA Resident Tuition and fees unless students opt out. For information on how to waive the health fee, visit https://wellness.ucsd.edu/studenthealth/insurance/uc-ship/.
b) All new entering Graduate, Professional, and Doctoral students will be billed a one-time Document Fee of $100, which is not included in the budget totals above.
c) Students may submit Budget Add-On forms with appropriate documentation for computer purchases and/or increased books and supplies. Submission of a request does not guarantee an approval.

Note: Graduate, Professional, and Doctoral students in the RADY School of Management Programs, Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) and other self-supporting programs will have different fee and budget costs.