Financing Opportunities


Most UCLA Anderson students rely on some combination of fellowships and/or loans to fund their educational expenses. Entering students are automatically considered for merit and donor fellowships prior to admission. In addition to fellowships and loans, second-year students are also eligible to apply to become graduate teaching assistants (TAs) or research assistants (RAs). Additional financing options are available through the UCLA Graduate Division.

Merit Fellowships

Timeline: Upon Admission
Merit fellowships are awarded to students based on the strength of their admission application. Awards are for a two-year period and are made by the UCLA Anderson Fellowship Committee.

Donor Fellowships

Timeline: Upon Admission
Through the generosity of alumni, corporate, foundation, and individual donors, we award fellowships based on selection criteria such as professional development, intended career, community involvement, and/or financial need.

Second-Year Donor Fellowships

Timeline: Varies
Students can apply for a limited number of donor fellowships in their second year. Awards are based on first-year grades in the core courses, involvement in the UCLA Anderson community and other criteria set by the donors.

External Fellowships

Timeline: Varies
Private agencies and organizations offer a variety of scholarships to MBA students. External Fellowships

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Consortium Fellowships

Timeline: April
Applicants who are admitted through The Consortium process and become Consortium members are considered for full tuition and fee fellowships based on the strength of their admission application. Awards are for a two-year period and are made by the UCLA Anderson Fellowship Committee.

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Nozawa Fellowship

Timeline: Upon Admission
George and Kimiko Nozawa Endowment in U.S. Japan Studies provides fellowships to foreign graduate students, with preference given to Japanese students and to support professional research and other academic activities related to management and business in the United States and the Pacific Basin Region.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan

  • Must Be a US citizen or Permanent Resident
  • 6.6% fixed interest rate for 2018-19; 1.062% origination fee (will change every Oct. 1st)
  • Annual loan limit $20,500
  • Repayment begins six months after the student graduates or drops below half-time enrollment (4 units) 
  • The standard repayment term is 10 years
  • Flexible repayment options such as income based repayment
  • Loan forgiveness program
  • No prepayment penalty 

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Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

    • 7.6% fixed interest rate for 2018-19; 4.248% origination fee (will change every Oct. 1st)
    • Requires a credit check
    • Students can borrow up to the cost of education minus other financial aid
    • Repayment begins 60 days after the final disbursement; Borrower can request a deferment until six months after graduation
    • The standard repayment term is 10 years.
    • Flexible repayment options such as income based repayment
    • Loan forgiveness program
    • No prepayment penalty 

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Private loans are available for U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Students with or without a U.S. Co-signer.

Private Lenders Private Loan Guide Preferred Private Lender List


  • Finance up to $132,100, maximum $64,400 for the first year
  • Variable interest rate of Prime + 3.49% (starting rate currently at 7.99%)
  • No fees required
  • No cosigner required
  • 20 or 25 year payment period
  • Apply once for your entire degree with a line of credit structure



  • Finance up to $64,400 for your first year
  • Variable interest rate of 3-Month LIBOR + 6.49% (starting rate currently at 8.74%)
  • No fees required
  • No cosigner required
  • 20 year repayment period
  • Rewards for Good Grades


GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program

To be considered, please contact the UCLA Anderson Financial Aid Office.

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Teaching Assistants

Approximately 16% of full-time second-year students serve as TAs or RAs in the MBA program every year. These positions are chosen by our faculty so we encourage you to do well in your classes and to get to know your professors.

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Outside Funding

Funding SourceTypeDescription/Eligibility
American Institute of Polish Culture, Inc. Scholarships Polish Decent
Fulbright Scholar Program Grants Citizens of all countries
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Scholarships U.S. citizen or permanent resident
The James and Mary Dawson Scholarship Scholarships Scottish birth or descent
Mustard Seed Foundation Fellowships Christian students
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Fellowships Naturalized citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. citizen whose parents were born outside the U.S.
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Scholarships/Loans U.S. citizen or permanent resident from Santa Barbara
United Methodist Church Scholarships Full member of The United Methodist Church
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Fellowships U.S. citizen
Funding Source Type Description/Eligibility
Africa-America Institute Fellowships/Grants African Americans
American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships American Indian and Alaska Native
American Institute of CPAs Scholarships Minority Accounting Students
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships Latino students (U.S. citizen or permanent resident)
The Goldman Sachs Fellowships Black, Hispanic, and Native American MBA students interested in financial services
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation Scholarships Korean American students
National Black MBA Association Scholarships Minority MBA students
The National Italian American Foundation Scholarships Italian American students
National Society of Hispanic MBAs Scholarships U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Hispanic heritage
Native American Finance Officers Association Scholarships Native American and Alaska Native students
Point Foundation Scholarships Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students
Robert A. Toigo Foundation Fellowships Minority committed to careers in finance
Funding Source Type Description/Eligibility
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships/Grants Women (Domestic and International
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Scholarships Scholarship for International Women
Funding Source Type Description/Eligibility
Merketing EDGE Scholarships U.S. citizen or permanent resident pursuing a career in marketing
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Scholarships Government Finance
International Council of Shopping Centers Foundation Scholarships ICSC members with preference for a career in retail real estate
Pension Real Estate Association Scholarships Majoring or concentrating in real estate
Switzer Foundation  Fellowships Students whose studies are directed toward improving environmental quality
Funding Source Type Description/Eligibility
The American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships/Grants Citizens of all Scandinavian Countries
Australia to USA Fellowship Fellowships/Grants Citizens of Australia
Banco de Credito BCP Peru Loans Citizens of Peru
The Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowships Citizens of Belgium
The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW/FCFDU) Fellowships/Grants Citizens of Canada
CONICYT Scholarships Scholarships Citizens of Chile
Eduarda Justo Foundation Scholarships Citizens of Spain
FANTEL Scholarships for Higher Education Scholarships Citizens of El Salvador
Financial Support to Norwegian Students Abroad Grants Citizens of Norway
Fundacion Caja Madrid Fellowships/Grants Citizens of Spain
Fundação Estudar Fellowships/Grants Citizens of Brazil
General Sir John Monash Foundation Scholarships Citizens of Australia
Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund Scholarships Citizens of Australia
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships Citizens of India
Instituto de Credito Oficial Scholarships Citizens of Spain
Instituto Ling Scholarships Citizens of Brazil
La Caixa Scholarships Citizens of Spain
Lebanese International Finance Executives Scholarships Citizens of Lebanon
LearnInUSA Vernon Moore Scholarship Scholarships For Chinese Nationals living outside of China
Jorge Paulo Lemann Scholarship and Fellowship Fund Scholarships Citizens of Brazil
Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund Loans Citizens of all Latin and Caribbean Countries
MBA Strategy Company Ukraine Scholarships Citizens of Ukraine
The Netherland-American Foundation Scholarships Citizens of Netherlands
NOVA and BCG MBA Scholarship Scholarships Citizens of Italy
Sampoerna Foundation MBA in US and Europe Scholarship Scholarships Citizens of Indonesia
Talentia Scholarship Program Scholarships Citizens of Spain
The World Bank Family Network Scholarships International female nationals of a lower or middle income country