Post Baccalaureate Programs

Financial Aid Application Steps:
US Citizens/Permanent Residents
  • Complete on-line questionnairen at UCSF Financial Aid Portal.  A user name and password  will be sent to you via e-mail.
  • E-sign Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note(s) at: At this site you will e-sign for both the Subsidized/Unsubsidized loans. If you are interested in funding up to the total cost of attendance, including living expenses, you may also apply for the Graduate PLUS loans.
  • Entrance Loan Counseling
International Students
  • Complete on-line information at UCSF Financial Aid Portal.  A user name and password will be sent to you via e-mail.
  • Choose a private lender as instructed below.

Choosing and applying for a Private Loan
Here is our 2013-14 private loan lender list. Of course your choice is not limited to those institutions on our list. You may choose any lender you like that offers private educational loans. The borrower benefits listed online on the day the lender pre-approves your loan will apply to you.


Cost of Attendance 2013-2014

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Student Financial Aid establishes a modest, yet adequate cost of living budget to determine financial aid eligibility. This budget includes estimated figures for housing and utilities, food, transportation, personal and miscellaneous, and medical expenses. Students who live less expensively will be able to borrow less!

Estimated Student Budget

(9 months)

(11 months)
(10 months)
Tuition/Fees: 13,933 13,908 13,809
Student Health Insurance: 3,091 3,112 2,738
Cost of Living: 19,890 24,310 22,100
Books & Supplies: 1,146 1,146 1,146
Loan Fees: 204 204 204
Total: 38,264 42,680 39,997


When Funds Are Disbursed


Fall funds available by: August 13, 2013 August 5, 2013 August 5, 2013
Winter funds available by: January 2, 2014 January 2, 2014 January 2, 2014
Spring funds available by: March 31, 2014 March 31, 2014 March 31, 2014



How Funds Are Disbursed

All students are required to sign-up for Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for their Federal Direct (Stafford) and  PLUS and University funds.  Failure to sign-up may result in the delays and inconveniences associated with mailing.

to Complete this EFT process you must do two things:

1. Go to You will need your SAA User ID, your checking or savings account number, and routing number to complete this process.

2. Additionally, you must complete a Student Direct Deposit Request Form.

Direct Deposit of Funds

Direct deposit of financial aid to your bank account is available to all financial aid, including Direct (Stafford) and Graduate Plus Loans!  Students cannot sign up for direct deposit until after they have been awarded financial aid.  As this process takes approximately two weeks, we recommend that you sign up immediately after receiving your award notice.  Note: We recommend choosing the bank account EFT option to receive funds.  Choosing the debit card option will involve incurring additional costs if you intend to use the card to pay your UCSF tuition/fee balance.

* Students must clear any financial aid check holds and register by the registration deadline for that semester in order to qualify for direct deposit of funds by the disbursement date.


Link to the Interprofessional Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program