Undergraduate Student Costs

2015-16 UNDERGRADUATE BUDGETS - FALL, WINTER AND SPRING TERMS

On-Campus

Off-Campus

Commuter

Tuition and Fees*

$13,461

$13,461

$13,461

Room and Board**

$15,123

$9,891

$4,698

Books and Supplies**

$1,449

$1,449

$1,449

Transportation**

$576

$1,271

$1,659

Personal Expenses**

$1,839

$1,920

$2,178

Campus Health Insurance*** $2,634 $2,634 $2,634
Total California Resident Budget $35,082 $30,627 $26,079
Non-Resident Tuition $24,708 $24,708 $24,708
Total Non-California Resident Budget $59,790 $55,335 $50,787

Notes:

*The tuition and fees posted here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. 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. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus a student's final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown. The Tuition and Fees amount listed above includes $12,240 for  tuition/student services fees and $1,241 for campus fees based upon full-time enrollment. Please note that a reduction in mandatory fees, such as the reduction for part-time enrollment, will result in adjustments to awarded aid.

**The listed Room/Board, Books/Supplies, Transportation, and Personal Expenses represent an average cost for students. Average amounts are determined annually based on statistical data from a variety of sources including periodic surveys of UC Santa Cruz students. Your individual cost may vary. 

***The University of California Regents mandate that all students be covered by a health insurance plan. All full and part-time undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) unless they choose to submit an on-line insurance waiver confirming they have comparable health insurance coverage to the Health Center. Please note that a waiver of the UC SHIP may result in adjustments to awarded aid.

2016-17 Undergraduate Budget

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