Cost & Funding

The cost of the MAS MBC program is approximately $41,300 which includes all program instruction, administrative fees and health insurance. Students pay approximately $720 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. 

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CMBC Scholarships

The Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation (CMBC) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography has a limited number of scholarships available for students applying to the MAS MBC Program.

Outside Scholarships

A list of announcements that we receive regarding funding opportunities from outside organizations, as well as many that are announced through UC San Diego.