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I-20/DS-2019 FUNDING REQUIREMENTS FOR 2020-2021

How Much Funding Do I Need To Show?

  • F-1 students must show 9 months of financial support to obtain an I-20.
  • J-1 students (including EAP students) must show financial support for the entire duration of their program of study to obtain a DS-2019.
  • If you are a continuing UCSD student who needs less than 9 months to complete your program of study, please refer to the 6-month or 3-month columns for program extensions.
  • Students accompanied by a spouse and/or children in dependent status must show additional funding as indicated below.
Exceptions: If you are filing an extension of your expected program end date but do not plan to enroll in coursework and pay tuition fees during the extended period, you may deduct the Tuition and Fees costs from the overall total. Please explain in your iPortal Request (Note to Advisors) for program extensions why your funding requirements differ from costs outlined on this page. Note, students who do not 'pay rent' or bear cost of living expenses may not deduct that cost from their overall total. This fee will be required of all F-1/J-1 students when submitting program extensions.

What Financial Documentation is Accepted?

  • All financial documents must show funds that are easily available (liquid).
  • Bank statements and/or bank letters must be less than 6 months old and include the name of the account holder.
Use the following guide to help you understand what documents are accepted as proof of sufficient financial support:

 

Document

Yes

No

Checking account statements

X

 

Savings account statements

X

 

Term deposits*

X

 

Stock holdings or investment portfolios**

 

X

Internet bank statements

X

 

Loan applications***

 

X

Funding support letter from department or government/educational institution/business enterprise

X

 

 

*Must have a maturity date before you begin your studies at UC San Diego

**Only accepted if accompanied by documents indicating immediate accessibility of funds

***Only approved loan documents are accepted and must include your name on it. Loan applications alone are not accepted as proof of funding.

What is a Financial Sponsor?

A financial sponsor may be a parent, family member, or another person who will provide financial support. It is not necessary that a financial sponsor reside in the U.S. An individual financial sponsor may provide complete or partial support for the student, but the student’s total financial support must equal or exceed the total estimated costs.

Please be prepared to provide a statement of relationship should your financial sponsorship documentation list a person other than yourself. Although a formal letter or document providing verification of the relationship is not required for I-20/DS-2019 issuance, you may need to provide such evidence at the time of your visa interview. For those sponsored by a government, educational institution, or company or other business enterprise, a letter of financial support is required directly from the sponsor for your I-20 or DS-2019.

The information below is subject to change without notice.

Undergraduate: First-Years & Transfers (Including EAP/Global Exchange)

Undergraduate First-Years & Transfers

NEW ADMIT
(9 Months)

6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)

3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)

Tuition & Fees $44,205 $29,470 $14,735
Living Expenses $18,613 $12,409 $6,204
Other: Books & Supplies $1,128 $752 $376
Total: $63,946 $42,631 $21,315

 

Undergraduate EAP Reciprocity or Global Exchange 9 Months 6 Months 3 Months
Tuition & Fees Covered by UCEAP or Global Exchange Covered by UCEAP or Global Exchange Covered by UCEAP or Global Exchange
Living Expenses $18,613 $12,409 $6,204
Other: Books & Supplies $1,128 $752 $376
Total: $19,741 $13,161 $6,580

 

Note: all fees are calculated based on UCSD’s Cost of Attendance figures and are subject to change without notice. ISPO includes the cost of health insurance and One-time Document Fees in its estimates.

Graduate: Ph.D. and Master's Programs (Including EAP/Global Exchange)

Graduate: All Ph.D. and Master's Programs
(Excludes Rady Master's, GPS, MAS programs)
NEW ADMIT
(9 Months)
6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
Tuition & Fees $32,457 $21,638 $10,819
Living Expenses $22,759 $15,173 $7,586
Other: Books & Supplies $1,437 $958 $479
Total: $56,653 $37,769 $18,884

 

Graduate EAP Reciprocity or Global Exchange 9 Months 6 Months 3 Months
Tuition & Fees Covered by UCEAP or Global Exchange Covered by UCEAP or Global Exchange Covered by UCEAP or Global Exchange
Living Expenses $22,759 $15,173 $7,586
Other: Books & Supplies $1,437 $958 $479
Total: $24,196 $16,130 $8,065

 

Note: all fees are calculated based on UCSD’s Cost of Attendance figures and are subject to change without notice. ISPO includes the cost of health insurance and One-time Document Fees in its estimates.

Rady School Programs

For Rady Ph.D. Program, see "Graduate: Ph.D. and Master's Programs (Including EAP/Global Exchange)" drawer above.

 

Rady School
(MBA only)

NEW ADMIT
(9 Months)
6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
Tuition & Fees $57,825 $38,550 $19,275
Living Expenses $18,594 $12,396 $6,198
Other: Books & Supplies $1,437 $958 $479
Total: $77,856 $51,904 $25,952

 

Rady School
(MSBA only)

NEW ADMIT
(15 Months)

6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)

3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
Tuition & Fees $60,163 $24,065 $12,032
Living Expenses $39,057 $15,623 $7,811
Other: Books & Supplies $1,655 $662 $331
Total: $100,875 $40,350 $20,175

 

Rady School
(MF only)

NEW ADMIT
(12 Months)
9-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
Tuition & Fees $67,683 $50,762 $33,842 $16,921
Living Expenses $30,693 $23,020 $15,347 $7,673
Other: Books & Supplies $1,655 $1,655 $827 $414
Total: $100,031 $75,437 $50,016 $25,008

 

Rady School
(MPAc only)

NEW ADMIT
(9 Months)
6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
Tuition & Fees $60,163 $40,109 $20,054
Living Expenses $27,168 $18,112 $9,056
Other: Books & Supplies $1,437 $958 $479
Total: $88,768 $59,179 $29,589

 

Note: all fees are calculated based on  UCSD’s Cost of Attendance figures and are subject to change without notice. ISPO includes the cost of health insurance and One-time Document Fees in its estimates.

School of Global Policy & Strategy Programs

 

School of Global Policy & Strategy
(MIA and MPP only)
NEW ADMIT
(9 Months)
6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
Tuition & Fees $39,111 $26,074 $13,037
Living Expenses $18,594 $12,396 $6,198
Other: Books & Supplies $1,437 $958 $479
Total: $59,142 $39,428 $19,714

 

School of Global Policy & Strategy
(MCEPA only)
NEW ADMIT
(9 Months)
6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
Tuition & Fees $37,239 $24,826 $12,413
Living Expenses $22,494 $14,996 $7,498
Other: Books & Supplies $1,437 $958 $479
Total: $61,170 $40,780 $20,390

 

School of Global Policy & Strategy
(MAS International Affairs only)
NEW ADMIT
(9 Months)
6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
Tuition & Fees $42,813 $28,542 $14,271
Living Expenses $22,494 $14,996 $7,498
Other: Books & Supplies $1,437 $958 $479
Total: $66,744 $44,496 $22,248

 

Note: all fees are calculated based on  UCSD’s Cost of Attendance figures and are subject to change without notice. ISPO includes the cost of health insurance and One-time Document Fees in its estimates.

Other MAS Degree Programs

 

Scripps Institute of Oceanography
(MAS Climate Science and Policy only)

NEW ADMIT
(12 Months)
9-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
Tuition & Fees $37,358 $28,018 $18,679 $9,340
Living Expenses $30,676 $23,006 $15,338 $7,669
Other: Books & Supplies $1,437 $1,437 $958 $479
Total: $69,471 $52,461 $34,975 $17,488

 

Scripps Institute of Oceanography
(MAS Marine Biology & Conservation only)

NEW ADMIT
(12 Months)
9-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
Tuition & Fees $36,571 $27,428 $18,285 $9,143
Living Expenses $30,885 $23,164 $15,443 $7,721
Other: Books & Supplies $1,437 $1,437 $958 $479
Total: $68,893 $52,029 $34,447 $17,343

 

Health Sciences
(MAS Leadership of Healthcare only)

NEW ADMIT
(12 Months)
9-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
Tuition & Fees $34,458 $25,844 $17,229 $8,615
Living Expenses $34,220 $25,665 $17,110 $8,555
Other: Books & Supplies $1,872 $1,872 $936 $468
Total: $70,550 $55,381 $35,275 $17,638

 

Health Sciences
(MAS Clinical Research only)

NEW ADMIT
(12 Months)
9-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
Tuition & Fees $38,698 $29,023 $19,349 $9,674
Living Expenses $35,050 $26,287 $17,525 $8,762
Other: Books & Supplies $1,872 $1,872 $936 $468
Total: $75,620 $57,182 $37,810 $18,904

 

Health Sciences
(Drug Development only)

NEW ADMIT
(9 Months)
6-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
3-Month Extension
(Current Students Only)
Tuition & Fees $31,713 $21,142 $10,571
Living Expenses $27,168 $18,112 $9,056
Other: Books & Supplies $1,437 $958 $479
Total: $60,318 $40,212 $20,106

 

Note: all fees are calculated based on  UCSD’s Cost of Attendance figures and are subject to change without notice. ISPO includes the cost of health insurance and One-time Document Fees in its estimates.

Spouse and/or Child

Note: If you are accompanied by a spouse, and/or children under 21 years old, you must add the following amounts to the total required. If you have more than 2 dependents, add the "2nd dependent costs" for each additional dependent.

 

Spouse and/or Child 12 Months 9 Months 6 Months 3 Months
1st Dependent $9,600 $7,200 $4,800 $2,400
2nd Dependent $4,800 $3,600 $2,400 $1,200