Financing

 

There are numerous ways to financially support your next phase of development. In fact, approximately 75 percent of your classmates will choose some form of financial assistance. Below are the options for domestic and foreign students where you can view financing requirements and options. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our financial aid office for more information.

Student Charges and Fees

 
 

UCLA Anderson helps you navigate student charges and fees.

Executive MBA fees cover registration, student charges, books, software supplies, meals, parking and housing for off-campus residentials. Spouses or partners and family members may accompany participants on the International Seminar and International Travel Study programs at their own expense. Please note that student charges and education fees are subject to change at any time.

Many students pay their fees without a corporate sponsor, although some employers reimburse the cost of a student's education. Students are eligible to apply for low-cost federal and private student loans. Qualified students may receive up to $20,500 per year from the Federal Stafford Loan Program (the code for UCLA is 001315). Additional funds are available through private loan programs. Loan applications may be obtained by emailing the EMBA Financial Aid Office.

All university and Executive MBA program policies and fees are subject to change each year. The Executive MBA program academic fee is mandatory for each student and no category or component is optional, regardless of the student's participation.

 

Some expenses are not covered by the Executive MBA program fee:

  1. Students are responsible for obtaining a laptop computer that meets Anderson's required specifications.
  2. Students are responsible for all fees and/or fines assessed by the university or the UCLA Anderson Executive MBA program.
  3. The Executive MBA program offers optional programs AND courses (e.g., international studies and exchange opportunities) that will require students to pay additional non-reimbursable expenses along with registration fees.
  4. Executive MBA students are responsible for: airfare and all travel costs associated with attending classes at Anderson (lodging is provided only for residential class weekends); costs of attending the required international course; and expenses outside the budget for the Strategic Management Research (SMR) project. Some travel and other expenses related to the SMR project may be reimbursable, but there may be additional costs for completing this required component of the program.
  5. Executive MBA students are responsible for all course materials beyond the 68-unit program requirement.
Expected student charge for 2017-2018 academic year is $77,947 (USD)
Student charges are paid at the beginning of each academic year or over six to seven installments due in September, December and March of each year.

UCLA Anderson makes every effort to fully disclose Executive MBA program financial information for prospective students. Because the program offers new educational opportunities on quarterly and annual bases, we cannot provide a complete list of costs/expenses not covered by the registration fees.

For more information about student charges and fees, please contact Andy Promsiri in the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Requirements

 
Type Requirements Link Timeline
FAFSA UCLA's Title IV School Code is 001315. Parental information not required for graduate students. FAFSA Jan-Sept
Electronic Financial Aid Notification (e-FAN) Beginning in August of each year, the UCLA Central Financial Aid Office begins sending out electronic Financial Aid Notifications (e-FANs) which reflect your actual award. On this form, you are required to accept or decline awards offered. MyUCLA Aug-Sept
Master Promissory Note (MPN) All first-time federal loan borrowers are required to sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) Federal Student Loans Aug-Sept
Debt Management / Entrance Interview Session All first-time federal loan borrowers are required to complete a Debt Management / Entrance Interview Session that can be accessed at www.loans.ucla.edu. UCLA Loans Aug-Sept
Bruin Direct In order to receive the remainder of your aid once your fees have been paid, we recommend that you sign up for Bruin Direct, a service whereby the university deposits any refund directly into your checking account. You can sign up for Bruin Direct at www.sfs.finance.ucla.edu. Bruin Direct Sept

Student Charges & Fees

 
Non-Refundable Application Fee: $200
Non-Refundable Admission Enrollment Deposit: $2,500
Estimated EMBA Program Fees for 2017-2018* $77,947*

*Fees are subject to change on an annual basis. Estimated two year program fee total is $155,000.

Items covered by the program fees

Executive MBA fees cover registration, student charges, books, software supplies, meals, parking and housing for on/off-campus residentials. Spouses or partners and family members may accompany participants on the International Seminar and International Travel Study programs at their own expense. All university and Executive MBA program policies and fees are subject to change each year. Please note that student charges and education fees are subject to change at any time.

Additional Expenses

Students are advised of the following expenses which, are not included in the Executive MBA Program fee:

  1. Students are responsible for obtaining a laptop that meets Anderson’s required specifications.
  2. Students are responsible for all fees and/or fines assessed by the University or the Executive MBA Program.
  3. The EMBA Program offers optional programs or courses (e.g., International Studies & Exchange opportunities) that will require students to pay additional fees. These expenses are non-reimbursable.
  4. Executive MBA students are responsible for airfare and all travel costs incurred in conjunction with attending classes at UCLA Anderson (lodging is provided only for residential class weekends), attending the required International Seminar, and travel expenses outside the budget for the Strategic Management Research (SMR) project. Some travel and other expenses related to the SMR project may be reimbursable, but there may be additional costs for completing this required component of the program.
  5. Students are responsible for all course materials beyond the 68-unit program requirement.

UCLA Anderson makes every effort to fully disclose Executive MBA program financial information for prospective students. Because the program offers new educational opportunities on quarterly and annual bases, we cannot provide a complete list of costs/expenses not covered by the registration fees.

Browse Financing Opportunities

 

Below are some of your financing options as a student:

Federal Unsubsidized Loan
  1. Students must file a separate Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at studentloans.gov after submitting the Electronic Financial Aid Notification (eFAN)
  2. With a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan you may receive up to $20,500 per academic school year
  3. Interest rate is 6.00% for 2017-18
  4. An origination fee of 1.066% applies (changes every October)
  5. 6-month grace period after graduation, 10-year payback on disbursed loans
  6. No credit check
  7. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and meet all FAFSA criteria
  8. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan is disbursed in equal installments in Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

In addition to the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, students may elect to borrow a Federal Direct PLUS loan for graduate and professional degrees.

Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  1. Students must file a separate Federal Direct PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at studentloans.gov after submitting the Electronic Financial Aid Notification (eFAN)
  2. You must apply for a Federal Stafford Loan before you can be considered for a Federal Direct PLUS Loan.
  3. The maximum Direct PLUS Loan amount is the cost of attendance, minus any other financial assistance received.
  4. No grace period, 10 year payback
  5. Interest rate is 7.00% for 2017-18 (interest is fixed for the life of the loan)
  6. A 4.264% origination fee applies (changes every October)
  7. *Credit check required*
  8. Borrowers must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and meet all FAFSA criteria
  9. Federal Direct PLUS loans are disbursed in equal installments in Fall, Winter and Spring quarters
Discover Custom Graduate Loan

Discover has designed a private student loan for business students enrolled in the UCLA Anderson Executive MBA program who are unable to qualify for a standard Discover Student Loan or Federal Loan. Learn more about Discover Custom Graduate Loans.

Elements Financial
  1. For admitted students on H1-B work visas who are not U.S. citizens and not permanent residents, Anderson has partnered with Elements Financial Federal Credit Union to offer an International Graduate Student Loan. For details, visit  www.uclaanderson.studentchoice.org.
Federal vs. Private Loans
  • Federal student loans are required by law to provide a range of flexible repayment options including, but not limited to, income-based and income-contingent repayment plans, as well as some types of loan forgiveness that private lenders are not required to provide.
  • Federal direct loans are available to most student regardless of income. Other qualification criteria apply; for additional information please visit studentaid.ed.gov/eligibilty.
  • Private student loan lenders can offer variable interest rates that may increase or decrease over time, depending on market conditions.
  • The interest rate on a private loan may depend on the borrower's and/or co-signer's credit rating.
  • Private student loans carry a range of interest rates and fees, and students should determine fees assciated with their financial aid award package before accepting the loan. Students should contact the lender of the private loan or the UCLA Anderson EMBA Financial Aid Office if they have questions about a private student loan.

Fellowships

 
 

Outside Fellowships and Scholarships

Contact the Financial Aid Office

 

Andy Promsiri

Anderson Financial Aid Office
UCLA Anderson School of Management
B201 Gold Hall
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-0629