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. All applicants are considered regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, gender, or gender identity. 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.
Fellowship decisions are made based on the strength of admit’s admission application at the time of admission and are final. Awards are for a two-year period and are made by the UCLA Anderson Fellowship Committee.
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
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.
Private agencies and organizations offer a variety of scholarships to MBA students.
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.
UCLA Anderson is a proud sponsor of Forté and awards Forté Fellowships to outstanding students who are committed to advancing and enhancing our next generation of female business leaders. Fellowships are for a two-year period and are awarded by the UCLA Anderson Fellowship Committee.
As a member school of Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA), UCLA Anderson awards ROMBA Fellowships to LGBTQ and active ally business leaders of tomorrow. These are awarded to LGBTQ students and allies who have demonstrated leadership in the LGBTQ community and will continue to champion the advancement of LGBTQ individuals in business. Fellowships are for a two-year period and are awarded by the UCLA Anderson Fellowship Committee.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Must Be a US citizen or Permanent Resident
7.05% fixed interest rate for 2023-24; 1.057% origination fee
The 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
The following private lenders are available for international students without U.S. co-signers. Please be advised that international students may only borrow up to mandatory charges and health insurance. This loan limit does not apply to Prodigy Finance.
All international private student loans below are made by the specific lending institutions and not the University.
Please be advised, to be eligible for the Discover® Custom Graduate Loan, you must be residing in the United States during your program studies. Aggregate loan limits apply.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill, also known as the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 made changes to the previous version of the GI Bill which provided educational benefits to active duty military members and veterans.
The first step toward using your GI Bill benefits is to apply for them through theVA onlineor in person at a regional VA office.
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.