Undergraduate Students

Standard budgets are used to determine how much financial aid students receive. UC establishes standard budgets for students using statistical data from a variety of sources including periodic surveys of UC Santa Cruz students. Students are assigned one of the 3 budget types- On-Campus, Off-Campus, or Commuter- based on the housing plan they selected when completing the FAFSA or Dream Application. Standard budgets do not include living expenses for winter and spring breaks. 

Click on the links below to explore the Undergraduate Budgets for entering and continuing students. For 2021-22 Budgets, click here

2022-23 Undergraduate Preliminary Budgets for Entering students - Fall, Winter, & Spring Terms [show

Entering Students

On-Campus

Off-Campus

Commuter

Tuition and Fees   **

$14,640

$14,640

$14,640

Room and Board   *

$18,186

$15,654

$7,101

Books and Supplies   *

$1,203

$1,203

$1,203

Transportation   *

$810

$1,287

$2,055

Personal Expenses   *

$1,509

$1,590

$1,905

Campus Health Insurance   * **

$2,823

$2,823

$2,823

Total California Resident Budget

$39,171

$37,197

$29,727

Non-Resident Tuition

$31,026

$31,026

$31,026

Total Non-California Resident Budget

$70,197

$68,223

$60,753

Notes:

*The listed Room/Board, Books/Supplies, Transportation, and Personal Expenses amounts 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.

*For Off-Campus rental options,  including market costs for one-bedroom apartments and other housing arrangements,    please refer to the UCSC Community Rentals website, https://communityrentals.ucsc.   edu/index.html . For additional information on typical housing costs near UC campuses, click here

** 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.  If different tuition and fee levels are approved for 2022-23, your costs and your financial aid award may be adjusted. The Tuition and Fees amount listed above includes $13,104 for tuition/student services fees and $1,521 for campus fees.

Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.  Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved amounts and may not be final.  Actual tuition and fees  are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate.  Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

***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 online insurance waiver confirming they have comparable health insurance coverage to the Health Center. Please note: financial aid will not cover the health insurance cost for students who choose to waive out of UC USHIP.

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2022-23 Undergraduate Preliminary Budgets for Continuing students - Fall, Winter, & Spring Terms  [ show]

Continuing Students

On-Campus

Off-Campus

Commuter

Tuition and Fees   **

$14,106

$14,106

$14,106

Room and Board   *

$18,186

$15,654

$7,101

Books and Supplies   *

$1,203

$1,203

$1,203

Transportation   *

$810

$1,287

$2,055

Personal Expenses   *

$1,509

$1,590

$1,905

Campus Health Insurance   * **

$2,823

$2,823

$2,823

Total California Resident Budget

$38,637

$36,663

$29,193

Non-Resident Tuition

$29,754

$29,754

$29,754

Total Non-California Resident Budget

$68,391

$66,417

$58,947

Notes:

*The listed Room/Board, Books/Supplies, Transportation, and Personal Expenses amounts 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.

*For Off-Campus rental options,  including market costs for one-bedroom apartments and other housing arrangements, please refer to the UCSC Community Rentals website, https://communityrentals.ucsc.   edu/index.html . For additional information on typical housing costs near UC campuses, click here

** 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.  If different tuition and fee levels are approved for 2022-23, your costs and your financial aid award may be adjusted. The Tuition and Fees amount listed above includes $12,570 for tuition/student services fees and $1,521 for campus fees.

Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.  Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved amounts and may not be final.  Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate.  Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

***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 online insurance waiver confirming they have comparable health insurance coverage to the  Health Center.  Please note: financial aid will not cover the health insurance cost for students who choose to waive out of UC USHIP.

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