Program Calendar and Fees

Browse our academic calendar below, dates subject to change.

Fall Quarter 2024

Sept 17-19 Mandatory Orientation
Sept 26 All MFE Course Instruction begins
Nov 11 Veterans Day Holiday
Nov 28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 6 Instruction ends
Dec 9-13 Final Exam Week
Dec 13 Fall '24 Quarter ends

Winter Quarter 2025

Jan 6 Instruction begins
Jan 20 Martin Luther King, Jr, Holiday
Feb 17 Presidents’ Day Holiday
Mar 14 Instruction ends
Mar 17-21 Final Exam Week
Mar 21 Winter '25 Quarter ends
Mar 24-28 Spring Break
(Career Orientation Trips - optional)

Spring Quarter 2025

March 31 Instruction begins
May 26 Memorial Day Holiday
June 6 Instruction ends
June 9-13 Final Exam Week
June 13 Spring '25 Quarter ends

Fall Quarter 2025

Sept 25 Instruction begins
Nov 11 Veterans Day Holiday
Nov 27-28  Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 5 Instruction ends
Dec 8-12 Final Exam Week
Dec 12 Fall '25 Quarter ends
Dec 12 Class of 2025 Commencement Ceremony

Program Fees

 

*Please note that program fees for the MFE Class of 2025 have not yet been released and will be shared as soon as possible. For your reference, program fees for the MFE Class of 2024 are currently $89,539 in total. In addition, students will be assessed a mandatory student health insurance fee and annual UCLA student fees. The health insurance fee can be waived if the student provides satisfactory information about a private, adequate health insurance which meets the University's criteria. Payment of the required annual program fees are divided into four installments as follows:

MFE Class of 2024 Program Fees Breakdown Fall '23 Winter '24 Spring '24 Fall '24 Program Total
Payment Due Date Sept 20th* Dec 20th Mar 20th Sept 20th
MFE Program Fees $22,384.75 $22,384.75 $22,384.75 $22,384.75 $89,539.00
UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP) $1,857.11 $1,857.11 $1,857.11 $1,857.11** $7,428.44
Annual UCLA Student Fees (Fall '23 through Spring '24 Quarters)*** $730.48 $649.48 $649.48 TBD*** $2,029.44
Total Due $24,972.34 $24,891.34 $24,891.34 $24,241.86 $98,996.88

*Non-refundable $2000 enrollment deposit due after receiving official admissions letter from Graduate Division - Deposit is applied to first quarter student fees
**PLEASE NOTE: Fall 2024 Health Insurance costs subject to change
***PLEASE NOTE: Fall 2024 UCLA Student Fees subject to change
(Chart does not include living expenses or cost of course textbooks and readers, travel during program, laptop computer meeting Anderson’s required specifications, and other incidentals)

Scholarships and Fellowships

 

Merit-based scholarships of varied amounts are awarded to MFE admits based on the overall strength of the admissions application and its relative strength in the pool of admits. In our holistic review, we consider your academic achievement, work experience and other important factors. All completed applications are considered for scholarship; no additional application is needed. Awards may be made by the UCLA Anderson MFE Admissions Committee at the time of admission or at any point during the admissions cycle.

For additional scholarship resources, please visit the following websites:

In addition to being considered for the merit-based scholarship, California residents are also eligible for a $10,000 fellowship. The California Resident Fellowship is available only to California residents who have been offered admission to the UCLA Anderson MFE program. U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have lived in California for more than one year qualify as California residents. There are questions in the MFE application that will determine whether or not you are eligible. For UC residency criteria, please visit https://www.ucop.edu/residency/residency-requirements.html.

Student Loans

As an MFE student, you will be able to apply for student loans to pay for your student charges.

There are two types of loans available to MFE students: federal and private loans.
Please note that the total loan cannot exceed the cost of attendance.

Below are the loan options available for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan 

  • Limit of $20,500 a year
  • 7.05% fixed interest rate (2023-24) with 1.057% origination fee (will change in Oct.)
  • Repayment begins after student graduates or drops below half-time enrollment (4 units)
  • Flexible repayment: income based, loan forgiveness

Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan

  • May borrow up to cost of education minus other forms of financial aid
  • 8.05% fixed interest rate (2023-24) with 4.228% origination fee (will change in Oct.)
  • Requires a credit check
  • Repayment begins six months after graduation or drops below half-time enrollment (4 units)
  • Flexible repayment: income based, loan forgiveness

The FAFSA application is required for federal loans. Please use school code 001315. First-time borrowers will also need to complete a debt management session/entrance counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for each federal loan.

Many private loans are available to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and international students with a U.S. cosigner. Here's a list of private lenders used by Anderson students. Please refer to the private loan guide to obtain more information. You can also refer to the UCOP's Preferred Private Lender List and UC Code of Conduct for Preferred Lender Arrangement.

  • Fixed and variable interest rates
  • Eligibility depends on borrower’s credit and income-to-debt ratio (better to apply when still employed)
  • Having a cosigner with a good credit score can lower the interest rate
  • Repayment typically begins six months after student graduates or drops below half-time enrollment (4 units)

There are two lenders available for international students without U.S. cosigners. All international private student loans are made by the specific lending institution and not the University.

Prodigy Finance

  • No cosigner required
  • May borrow up to 80% of cost of attendance (as approved by the university)

Bruin Bill

 

UCLA fees appear on the Bruin Bill which can be accessed through MyUCLA. Program fees for the 1st Fall quarter should be posted to your Bruin Bill no later than September. You will receive an email notification of new activity on your Bruin Bill. If you have questions about the information that appears on your bill, please contact the MFE Program Office. Program fees can be paid online, by mail, or in person. Review UCLA Student Financial Services site for the restrictions on how and where payments can be made. Paying using the convenient eCheck option is available FREE of charge. MFE students are not eligible for the Bruin Pay Plan.