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Budgets for School of Global Policy and Strategy 2017-2018 (Full-Time, 9-Month Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEAP) Program)

See UCSD's estimated basic budgets for education costs at UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy graduate program students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

This budget applies to both entering and continuing full-time GPS students. Your actual costs may differ. Also, see all student budgets available, including budgets 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 budget. Be sure to print the newly revised GPS Full-Time, 9-Month Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEAP) budget pdf document for reference.

Estimated Budgets for School of Global Policy and Strategy 2017-2018

Budget Category

Living with parents

On campus

Off campus

GPS MCEAP CA and Non-CA Residents Feesbcd $38,517 $38,517 $38,517
UC Systemwide Program Feesg $34,128 $34,128 $34,128
UCSD Campus-Based Feesg $816 $816 $816
UCSD 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 MCEAP Basic Budget Totals for CA and Non-CA Residentse $51,072 $58,680 $63,150



All estimated budgets are subject to change.

a) All new entering graduate and professional students will be billed a one-time Document Fee of $100. This amount is not included in the budget totals above.
b) The GPS MCEPA CA and Non-CA Resident Program Fee is $33,000 per year. The GPS MCEPA requires 96 units for completion; 16 units per quarter (24 months).
c) The GPS MCEPA 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) CA and Non-CA Residents pay the same fees. Holders of F or J visas must study full time to maintain non-immigrant (F-1 or J-1) status. Questions regarding the international student financial statement should be addressed to Graduate Division.  
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 MCEAP CA and Non-CA Resident Fees amount of $38,517.
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 MCEAP Program cannot use Cal Vet Tuition Fee Waiver exemptions. GPS MCEAP Program is self-supporting and not supported by state funds. Federal Veterans Benefits and employer reimbursement programs may be used.

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 budget costs.