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Budgets for Rady School 2016-2017 (Full-Time Program)

See estimated basic budgets for education costs at UCSD's Rady School of Management for the 2016-2017 academic year.

This budget applies to both entering and continuing full-time MBA students. Your actual costs may differ. Also see all student budgets available, including budgets for other Rady programs and for other types of students.

Use this estimated budget to help decide how much money you need to attend UCSD's Rady School of Management, and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal.

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Estimated basic budget

Budget category Living with parents On campus Off campus
Total California resident tuition/fees $16,780 $16,780 $16,780
Room and board $4,861 $12,125 $17,604
Books and supplies $1,477 $1,477 $1,477
Transportation $2,595 $2,595 $2,595
Personal expenses $2,187 $2,198 $2,194
Health Care Insurance3 * * *
Basic budget subtotals $27,900 $35,175 $40,650
California resident professional fee $29,895 $29,895 $29,895
Basic budget totals
for California residents
$57,795 $65,070 $70,545
Additional estimated costs for non-California residents
Non-California resident
professional fee
$21,783 $21,783 $21,783
Tuition $12,245 $12,245 $12,245
Basic budget totals
for non-California residents
$61,928 $69,203 $74,678

* Graduate student health care insurance cost ($3,546) is included in the graduate resident fees.


All estimated budgets are subject to change.

1) 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.
2) Effective Fall 2016, all new Graduate, Professional, and Doctoral Students will be billed a one-time Document Fee of $100.
3) Graduate, Professional, and Doctoral Students Health Insurance estimated to be $3,546 is included in the budget totals unless the student opts out by submitting a waiver to Student Health Services https://wellness.ucsd.edu/studenthealth/insurance/uc-ship/. Deadlines and late fees apply.

Graduate, Professional, and Doctoral Students in the RADY Evening or Flex Weekend Programs, RADY Full-Time Program, RADY Master of Finance, and RADY Business Analytics will have different fee and budget costs (see budget links on the left).