Post Baccalaureate Programs

Financial Aid Application Steps:
US Citizens/Permanent Residents
  • Complete Finaid/COLS Application at UCSF Financial Aid Portal using your UCSF Student ID assigned by the Registrar's Office and sent to you via 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 Direct Graduate PLUS loan.
  • Entrance Loan Counseling
International Students
  • Complete Finaid/COLS Application at UCSF Financial Aid Portal using your UCSF ID assigned by the Registrar's Office and sent to you via mail.
  • Choose a private lender as instructed below.

Here is our 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 2017-2018

*Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding, or other developments.

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

(10 months)

(10 months)
(10 months)
Tuition/Fees: 14658 14826 14727
Student Health Insurance: 3450 4395 3897
Cost of Living: 29000 29000 29000
Books & Supplies: 1146 1146 1146
Loan Fees: 216 216 216
Total: 48740 49583 48986


When Funds Are Disbursed (All Post Bac Programs)


Fall funds available by: August 14, 2017
Winter funds available by: January 10, 2018
Spring funds available by: April 3, 2018



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. Direct (Stafford)/Graduate PLUS Direct Deposit (EFT) - Follow instructions at this link.

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!  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