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University of California-Davis Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$28,982 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,220 tuition
$13,503 on campus room & board
$1,602 books
$2,657 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$51,860 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$34,098 tuition
$13,503 on campus room & board
$1,602 books
$2,657 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,968 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
80% of students receive aid
42% get federal aid ($4,627 avg)
41% get state aid ($11,821 avg)
72% get institn'l aid ($6,968 avg)
49% get loans ($5,460 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 12.1% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.06% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $16,235 73%
Federal Grant Aid $4,627 42%
Pell Grants $4,620 42%
Other Federal Grants $2,183 0%
Institution Grant Aid $6,968 72%
State Grant Aid $11,821 41%
Student Loans $5,460 49%
Federal Loans $5,077 49%
Other Loans $9,728 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
award details Y N N N
$7,500 R R R
- Y R Y N
$1,000 - $4,000
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does University of California-Davis offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8678
(530) 752-1011


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Farah O.
  • Jul-11-2014 I am a current student here

    The tuition is reasonable, but I believe it could be more cheaper if UCD changed to the semester system.

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  • 5
  • Jaclyn from Fremont, CA
  • Jul-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Obviously, it's not free to attend a college of this ranking. Though it might cost some of you a lot to come here, it's something that will be worth it. Not only are our professors amazing at what they are researching and teaching, they're willing to help you out through your courses and even help you obtain undergraduate research positions. You have a bunch of options for internships and volunteer opportunities (for example, premed students have access to a bunch of internships offered by the UC Davis Medical Center), and the Internship and Career Center bring over 850 companies to campus each year to help you find an internship or career after college. There are endless resources here and counselors who are willing to help you along the way. And of course the school will put up a bunch of activities for you. Not only do you get free entrance into all of the sports games played at home and free access to the gym, but there are also a huge amount of events that happen throughout the year, notably Picnic Day, which is one of the largest student-run events in the nation! You'll get a bunch of free t-shirts wherever you look.

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  • 3
  • Juhie from Gold River, CA
  • Jun-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The University itself is a bit pricey, but you get a great education and one of the most well-maintained campuses out there. You won't regret coming to Davis!

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  • 4
  • Katelaine from Lindsay, CA
  • Mar-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The campus offers student a program called Aggie Cash. This is kind of like a debit card that you can use almost anywhere on campus and even restaurants in Downtown Davis. You can refill your card with Aggie Cash whenever you want to! Having Aggie Cash can be really convenient because its all connected to your ID card so you don't have to carry around your wallet if you don't feel like it.

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  • Ellarie from Davis, CA
  • Feb-23-2014 I am a current student here

    The Aggie Book Store has a kick backs program that helps in getting savings, and everything in the Memorial Union building is pretty cheap in case you need a bite to eat.

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