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MM - Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees:

The table below shows the total cost of enrollment by fee category and by resident status. The total for 2020-21 is $41,766 (CA resident) and $56,868 (non-resident). These totals do not include living expenses (annual estimates for Merced CA are $8,650 for housing/meals and $1,336 for transportation but do include course materials, which are included in the PDST fee.

The "professional degree supplemental tuition" (PDST) is a program enrollment fee that is standard to professional degrees. For 2020 this fee is $22,050, and it will increase by 5% each year. The PDST fees provide support for administrative, instructional, and physical infrastructure. Consistent with UC policy, 33% of the fee revenue generated is used for financial aid for students enrolled in the program, and the remaining revenue is used to cover program-related operating expenses.

The professional degree supplemental tuition (PDST), supports among other costs, the following:

Specialized educational offerings: The PDST is used to provide the professionally-oriented MM program all course materials, program-related travel, and placement in a summer internship for the integrative capstone project.

Specialized student services: As with comparable top professional programs, our MM students receive tailored, high quality career placement, student cohort development, and high-impact professional and networking services.




MM Tuition and Fees (AY 2020/21)*
  Totals Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
PDST (Professional Program) 22,050.00 11,025.00 11,025.00 0
Resident Tuition* 14,580 5,721.00 5,721.00 3,138.00
Student Services* 1,128.00 564.00 564.00 0
GSHIP (Health Insurance) 3,222.78 1,342.82 1,879.96 0
Campus Fees 785.00 318.50 318.50 148.00
Resident Total: 41,765.78 18,971.32 19,508.46 3,286
Non-Resident Tuition*   7,551.00 7,551.00 0
Non-Resident Total: 56,867.78 26,522.32 27,059.46 3,286

*Tentative pending approval by UC Regents

Financial Aid:

As per Regent’s policy, at least 33% of the PDST fees are returned for student financial aid in a broadly defined, strategic manner to ensure that qualified students admitted to the program have the greatest possible chance of attending. This financial aid allows us to attract the most talented students and assist those who would otherwise be unable to attend. The intention is that no qualified student will be unable to pursue a MM degree because of financial need. Program faculty and staff will work with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to award fellowships to meet 100% of student need, leveraging returned program revenues, federal loans, and other sources of student funding. If student need exceeds available funds, program faculty and staff work with the Graduate Division and industry sponsors to raise additional fellowships to support our mutual diversity goals.

If you are a domestic student and want to be considered for need-based fellowships and loans, please complete your FAFSA or California Dream Act application and verify that is has been received by our Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. International students are not eligible for financial aid.  Students will receive awarded financial aid and/or fellowships at the time of program enrollment when tuition and fees are assessed.