MSL Cost of Attendance

MSL Fee* $19,500 $19,500 $39,000
Activity Fee** $157  – $157
MBE Support Fee*** $120  – $120
Health Services Fee $433 $432 $865
UCSHIP Insurance Premium**** $2,138 $2,992 $5,130
Total MSL Fees $22,243 $22,809 $45,052
Part Time Fee – MSL $1,625

Please visit the Fiscal Office tuition & fees page for more information on payment policies.

2020 – 2021 Living Expenses

Expense Category Annual Expense Monthly Expense
Books & Supplies $1,496 N/A
Housing & Utilities $17,892 $1,988
Food $3,240 $360
Personal Expenses $2,697 $299
Transportation $1,939 N/A

These figures are reasonable estimates of expenses students should expect to incur during the nine-month academic year, mid-August to mid-May. Additional expenses such as housing deposits, credit card debt, or car payments cannot be included in the budget.


*MSL Fee shown is for a full-time 12 credit course load at $1,625 per credit. If a student registers for more than 12 credits they will be charged $1,625 for each additional credit. Tuition and Fees are subject to legislative, gubernatorial, and UC Hastings Board of Directors action and may change without notice. 
** The Activity Fee is charged annually. Students who attend in the Spring semester but not the Fall semester are charged the Activity Fee in the Spring semester.
***Software the college is requiring each student to have.
**** The UCSHIP Insurance Premium may be waived with proof of alternate insurance. Contact Student Health Services at (415) 565-4612 for more information.


There are a limited number of merit-based and need-based scholarships available to MSL students in the form of tuition waivers. To be considered for a scholarship, please indicate on your MSL application that you are interested in merit-based and/or need-based aid. UC Hastings may reduce or deny scholarships awarded to students who have other financial aid resources, other than federal or private student loans.

Federal Financial Aid

Full-time students and part-time students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only) who are taking at least six credit hours a semester are eligible for the federal loan program, which includes the Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Graduate PLUS Loans. MSL students applying for financial aid should submit the FAFSA and the UC Hastings Financial Aid Supplement form by March 1st. For additional information, please visit our Cost of Attendance page. All scholarship and financial aid decisions are made on an individual basis. UC Hastings will work with each admitted MSL student to craft a financial plan that is best for him or her.