Before UC Merced can issue a Form I-20, an International Student Advisor in the Office of International Affairs (OIA) must verify minimum financial support for your first year of study. This information is verified by submitting the required Request for Form I-20 following admission.
A U.S. consul will also need this financial support verification before granting a visa to prove you will have sufficient money to meet all your expenses while studying in the United States. Unless you are able to provide this evidence demonstrating adequate financial support, the consul will not grant your student visa. Below are the estimated costs for your first year of study at UC Merced. These fees are only an estimate and subject to change.
2023-2024 Estimated Costs for Two Semesters (One Academic Year)
MIST professional program tuition & fees differ from Graduate
Costs reflect data available as of date 09/16/2022
- Numbers rounded to nearest 10th or 100th