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University of California-Santa Cruz Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$29,683 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,220 tuition
$14,861 on campus room & board
$1,406 books
$2,196 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$52,561 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$34,098 tuition
$14,861 on campus room & board
$1,406 books
$2,196 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,454 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
76% of students receive aid
42% get federal aid ($4,587 avg)
43% get state aid ($11,392 avg)
64% get institn'l aid ($7,454 avg)
60% get loans ($6,063 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 12.8% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.15% 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

$41,680,501
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $17,418 66%
Federal Grant Aid $4,587 42%
Pell Grants $4,488 42%
Other Federal Grants $3,459 1%
Institution Grant Aid $7,454 64%
State Grant Aid $11,392 43%
Student Loans $6,063 60%
Federal Loans $5,682 59%
Other Loans $13,838 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$9,000 Y Y R N
$4,000 - $6,000 Y Y Y N
- Y Y Y
$500 - $1,500
$20,000 R
$1,000
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: March 2
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does University of California-Santa Cruz offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1011
(831) 459-0111
http://financialaid.ucsc.edu

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Anon
  • May-18-2014 I am a current student here

    It's really expensive to go here...but, the campus is really beautiful and there are lots of resources available to students.

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  • Devin from Sacramento, CA
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Definitely go into town and try Mission Hill Creamery. They have the best ice cream ever. Also try Hoffman's Bistro for a nice dinner with friends or a significant other. It has great food for a great price, and almost every night, they have live music entertainment. Also in town, you will find so many cute stores and boutiques for anything you could possibly want.

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  • Kisira from Seattle, WA
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Out-of-state people it might be a waste of money if you already like your city or there are neighboring cities near you that are fun. It is a great experience to be far away from home however.

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