UC San Diego SearchMenu

Budgets for School of Global Policy and Strategy 2017-2018 (Full-Time Master of International Affairs 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 Master of International Affairs 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 MIA CA Resident Tuition and Feesbcd $17,019 $17,019 $17,019
UC Systemwide Tuition/Feesbdg $12,630 $12,630 $12,630
UCSD Campus Feesbdg $816 $816 $816
UCSD Health Insurance Feebdg $3,573 $3,573 $3,573
Housing and Mealsdh $6,131 $13,734 $18,211
Books and Suppliesdh $1,514 $1,514 $1,514
Transportationdh $2,661 $2,661 $2,661
Personal Expensesdh $2,249 $2,254 $2,247
GPS CA Resident Professional Degree Feede $8,793 $8,793 $8,793
GPS MIA Basic Budget Totals for CA Residentsd $38,367 $45,975 $50,445
GPS MIA Additional Estimated Costs for Non-CA residentsef
GPS MIA Non-CA Resident Professional Degree Feedef $8,793 $8,793 $8,793
GPS MIA Non-CA Resident Supplemental Tuitiondef $12,245 $12,245 $12,245
GPS MIA Basic Budget Totals for Non-CA Residentsd $50,612 $58,220 $62,690



All estimated budgets 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 budget totals above.
b) The GPS MIA requires 98 units for completion; 48 units each year; 16 units per quarter.
c) The GPS MIA 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 MIA 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 budget costs.