The MAS degree program is entirely self-supporting and receives no state funding. The cost of the master degree program is approximately $38,000, which includes all program instruction, administrative fees and health insurance. Students pay approximately $685 per unit of instruction. Program does not include books, parking and incidentals. Students should also budget for housing and transportation costs.
Students are encouraged to research funding opportunities available through a number of outside agencies, such as NOAA and NERRS, and through non-government organizations and foundations with interests in marine conservation. There are many opportunities for scholarships and fellowships, but interested students must investigate and apply for these on their own.
Commercial bank loans are available for students. Government loans are available for participants taking six (6) or more units per quarter.