Financing Your Graduate Education
Graduate Financial Support
Graduate financial support can come in the form of internal and external fellowships, scholarships, Graduate Student Research Appointments, Graduate Student Teaching Appointments and loans.
Several forms of financial support will be available to facilitate the pursuit of a graduate education at UC Merced. Most forms of support are granted for merit, while others are granted for financial need or for a combination of merit and need. Financial support for graduate students is in large part provided by the Graduate Division. The Office of Financial Aid coordinates with the Graduate Division to provide all forms of student support.
Costs and Fees of Attending UC Merced
2012-2013 Off Campus Budget*
|Tuition||$ 11,220||$ 11,220|
|Student Services Fee||$ 972||$ 972|
|Campus Fees||$ 618||$ 618|
|Health Insurance**||$ 2,002||$ 2,002|
|Off campus Room & Board||$ 7,109||$ 7,109|
|Books and Supplies||$ 1,398||$ 1,398|
|Personal Expenses||$ 1,521||$ 1,521|
|Transportation||$ 1,725||$ 1,725|
|Nonresident Supplemental Tuition||$ 0||$ 15,102|
|Total Cost||$ 26,565||$ 41,667
**Tuition/Fees are subject to legislative and gubernatorial action and therefore, may change without notice. The Graduate Cost of Attendence estimates are current as of July, 2012 and are subject to change without notice. The costs listed above are average costs; your own living expenses may differ somewhat.
** Health Insurance fees are $834 for Fall 2012 and $1,168 for Spring 2013.