Undergraduate Remote Students


The financial aid commuter budget for students moving home with parents for a single quarter is $2,800 lower than the budget for students living on-campus. However, in recognition of the potential higher costs students may have for unexpected items, including technology setup for remote instruction (e.g. computer, wifi, etc) and increased housing expenses, the following budget includes those higher costs and reflects a $2,000 increase as compared to a normal commuter budget. For information on how to determine the impact to your financial aid, please see our COVID-19 response page for Current Students.

Note: The budget sets amounts for typical expenses and stands apart from how these expenses are funded.
CA Resident

Remote - 1 Quarter

Tuition and Fees 


Books and Supplies 


Living Expenses


Personal Expenses




Campus Health Insurance*


Total California Resident Budget


One Quarter Supplemental Nonresident Tuition


Total Non-California Resident Budget


*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 CenterPlease note: financial aid will not cover the health insurance cost for students who choose to waive out of UC USHIP.

2020-2021 Undergraduate Costs