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Master of Science in Finance

Welcome to the Master of Science in Finance administrative information page!

This page contains information for current students. If you are looking for information about the MS Finance program, the curriculum and faculty, please go here.

MSF Students

The MS Finance program is offered through a partnership between the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration and the College of Extended and Global Education.

While your courses originate with the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration faculty, it is administered through the College of Extended and Global Education. This page presents some important operational details about your program.


Your Program Specialist will register you in courses based on your program plan. Registration takes place about 8 weeks before the beginning of the term. You’ll receive a registration confirmation email. This email will also give you the deadlines for payments. Please note these important dates, as missed payments may result in late fees and/or being dropped from classes. If you need to make a change, contact the Program Specialist; note the program drop policy below. 

Once you are enrolled in classes, program staff will send you instructions to activate your myCoyote student center and email. From this time forward, staff will communicate with students through their myCoyote email. Be sure to make your myCoyote email easy to access and check it frequently for program updates and University news.

Drop and Fee Refund Policies

If you need to drop a course, contact your Program Specialist by email. The date on your email will be the date of your request. The Program Specialist will process a course change in your behalf. Please contact us at any time if you have questions. 

Your MS Finance program follows the CEGE tuition refund policy. Please be mindful of dates in the chart to the right

  • 100% refund, less $25 administrative fee, if course drop is requested before state date
  • 65% refund, less $25 administrative fee, if course drop is requested on the first day of class through census date
  • No refund after the census date

Financing Your Courses

You may find more information about Financial Adi, and our FAFSA school code: here:

In addition to federal financial aid, we offer alternative loans. The Financial Aid page presents information to get you started.

Paying for Courses

You will make your payment directly with CEGE. You cannot use the automatic payment system within your
myCoyote Student Center. A couple weeks before payment due dates, the Program Specialist will send you
a link to a form you can use to make your payment online. Alternatively, you may pay with a credit card by
phone. A fee may apply to late payments, so watch deadlines carefully.

Payment plans

We can also issue payment plans. Terms include:
• 50% down before the first day of class
• 1-2 additional payments completed by the last day of class
• $33 admin fee and $25 late payment fee
• Payment plans may be written for one or two sessions, or one entire semester

Third party payments

We accept third party payments. If you have a retraining benefit or CalJobs benefit, contact us for more information.
Many employers offer tuition reimbursement for employees. We can even bill your employer directly if they
offer this benefit. Call us with questions and to arrange for direct payments.


Important Dates:

MS Finance Program Important Dates
Fall 2020 session 2 Course Dates 10/19-12/11/2020
  Payment Deadline 10/12/2020
  Census 11/6/2020
Spring 2021 session 1 Course Dates 1/25-3/19/2021
  Payment Deadline 1/18/2021
  Census 2/12/2021
Spring session 2 Course Dates 3/22-5/21/2021
  Payment Deadline 3/15/2021
  Census 4/9/2021