Financing Opportunities

 

Fellowships

TypeTimelineDescription/EligibilityLink
Merit Fellowships 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 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 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 Varies Private agencies and organizations offer a variety of scholarships to MBA students. External Fellowships
Consortium Fellowships 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. Consortium Fellowships
Nozawa Fellowship 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 Loans

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan
  • Must Be a US citizen or Permanent Resident
  • 6.00% fixed interest rate for 2017-18; 1.069% origination fee
  • 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
  • Annual interest rate may vary based on 10-year Treasury notes

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
  • 7.00% fixed interest rate for 2017-18; 4.276% origination fee
  • 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
  • Annual interest rate may vary based on 10-year Treasury notes

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

Private Loans

Private Loans for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents & International Students with U.S. Co-signer
  • Variable interest rate based on Prime or LIBOR Rate
  • Offered by private lenders
  • Eligibility depends on borrower's credit score
  • Having a co-signer with good credit score could lower the interest rate
  • Repayment typically begins 6 months after student graduates or drops below half-time enrollment
  • Repayment terms range from 15-25 years depending on the lender and loan amount

Private Loan for International Students without U.S. Co-signer
  • Offered by Elements Financial
  • Finance up to $100,000 ($50,000 per year)
  • Variable interest rate of Prime Rate + 3.5% (starting rate currently 7.25% APR)
  • 3% draw fee added to each loan disbursement
  • No cosigner required
  • No credit check
  • Discount rates with a co-borrower and automatic payments
  • Flexible repayment options, including full deferment of payments while in school
  • No prepayment penalty Repayment term 20 - 25 years depending on loan balance

Elements Financial
  • Offered by Discover Student Loans
  • Finance up to $62,907 per year)
  • Variable interest rate of 3-Month LIBOR + 6.99% (starting rate currently 8.37% APR)
  • Zero Fees
  • No Cosigner 
  • No payments required until 9 months after you graduate or your enrollment status drops below half-time
  • Rewards for Good Grades
  • 20 years standard repayment
Discover Student Loans

GI Bill

Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program
UCLA Anderson participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for out-of-state students. To be considered, please contact the UCLA Anderson Financial Aid Office.
GI Bill

Teaching Assistantship

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.
Teaching Assistants

Outside Funding: General

Funding SourceTypeDescription/EligibilityLink
American Institute of Polish Culture, Inc. Scholarships Polish Decent American Institute of Polish Culture, Inc.
Fulbright Scholar Program Grants Citizens of all countries Fulbright Scholar Program
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Scholarships U.S. citizen or permanent resident The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
The James and Mary Dawson Scholarship Scholarships Scottish birth or descent The James and Mary Dawson Scholarship
Mustard Seed Foundation Fellowships Christian students Mustard Seed Foundation
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans Fellowships Naturalized citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. citizen whose parents were born outside the U.S. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Scholarships/Loans U.S. citizen or permanent resident from Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
United Methodist Church Scholarships Full member of The United Methodist Church United Methodist Church
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Fellowships U.S. citizen The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Outside Funding: Diversity

Funding SourceTypeDescription/EligibilityLink
Africa-America Institute Fellowships/Grants African Americans Africa-America Institute
American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships American Indian and Alaska Native American Indian Graduate Center
American Institute of CPAs Scholarships Minority Accounting Students American Institute of CPAs
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships Latino students (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
The Goldman Sachs Fellowships Black, Hispanic, and Native American MBA students interested in financial services The Goldman Sachs
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation Scholarships Korean American students The Korean American Scholarship Foundation
National Black MBA Association Scholarships Minority MBA students National Black MBA Association
The National Italian American Foundation Scholarships Italian American students The National Italian American Foundation
National Society of Hispanic MBAs Scholarships U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Hispanic heritage National Society of Hispanic MBAs
Native American Finance Officers Association Scholarships Native American and Alaska Native students Native American Finance Officers Association
Point Foundation Scholarships Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students Point Foundation
Robert A. Toigo Foundation Fellowships Minority committed to careers in finance Robert A. Toigo Foundation

Outside Funding: Women

Funding SourceTypeDescription/EligibilityLink
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships/Grants Women (Domestic and International American Association of University Women (AAUW)
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Scholarships Scholarship for International Women P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

Outside Funding: Industry Specific

Funding SourceTypeDescription/EligibilityLink
Merketing EDGE Scholarships U.S. citizen or permanent resident pursuing a career in marketing Direct Works
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Scholarships Government Finance Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
International Council of Shopping Centers Foundation Scholarships ICSC members with preference for a career in retail real estate International Council of Shopping Centers Foundation
Pension Real Estate Association Scholarships Majoring or concentrating in real estate Pension Real Estate Association
Switzer Foundation Fellowships Students whose studies are directed toward improving environmental quality Switzer Foundation 

Outside Funding: International Students

Funding SourceTypeDescription/EligibilityLink
The American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships/Grants Citizens of all Scandinavian Countries The American-Scandinavian Foundation
Australia to USA Fellowship Fellowships/Grants Citizens of Australia Australia to USA Fellowship
Banco de Credito BCP Peru Loans Citizens of Peru
The Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowships Citizens of Belgium The Belgian American Educational Foundation
The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW/FCFDU) Fellowships/Grants Citizens of Canada The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW/FCFDU)
CONICYT Scholarships Scholarships Citizens of Chile CONICYT Scholarships
Eduarda Justo Foundation Scholarships Citizens of Spain Eduarda Justo Foundation
FANTEL Scholarships for Higher Education Scholarships Citizens of El Salvador FANTEL Scholarships for Higher Education
Financial Support to Norwegian Students Abroad Grants Citizens of Norway Financial Support to Norwegian Students Abroad
Fundacion Caja Madrid Fellowships/Grants Citizens of Spain Fundacion Caja Madrid
Fundação Estudar Fellowships/Grants Citizens of Brazil Fundação Estudar
General Sir John Monash Foundation Scholarships Citizens of Australia General Sir John Monash Foundation
Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund Scholarships Citizens of Australia Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships Citizens of India Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation
Instituto de Credito Oficial Scholarships Citizens of Spain Instituto de Credito Oficial
Instituto Ling Scholarships Citizens of Brazil Instituto Ling
La Caixa Scholarships Citizens of Spain La Caixa
Lebanese International Finance Executives Scholarships Citizens of Lebanon Lebanese International Finance Executives
LearnInUSA Vernon Moore Scholarship Scholarships For Chinese Nationals living outside of China
Lemann Fund Scholarships Citizens of Brazil

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Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund Loans Citizens of all Latin and Caribbean Countries Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund
MBA Strategy Company Ukraine Scholarships Citizens of Ukraine MBA Strategy Company Ukraine
The Netherland-American Foundation Scholarships Citizens of Netherlands The Netherland-American Foundation
NOVA and BCG MBA Scholarship Scholarships Citizens of Italy NOVA and BCG MBA Scholarship
Sampoerna Foundation MBA in US and Europe Scholarship Scholarships Citizens of Indonesia Sampoerna Foundation MBA in US and Europe Scholarship
Talentia Scholarship Program Scholarships Citizens of Spain Talentia Scholarship Program
The World Bank Family Network Scholarships International female nationals of a lower or middle income country The World Bank Family Network