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University of California-Davis Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$29,476 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,220 tuition
$13,961 on campus room & board
$1,620 books and supplies
$2,675 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$52,354 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$34,098 tuition
$13,961 on campus room & board
$1,620 books and supplies
$2,675 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,453 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
77% of students receive aid
37% get federal aid ($4,557 avg)
38% get state aid ($11,911 avg)
67% get institn'l aid ($7,453 avg)
45% get loans ($5,574 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.39% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.85% 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 $16,410 68%
Federal Grant Aid $4,557 37%
Pell Grants $4,556 37%
Other Federal Grants $2,043 0%
Institution Grant Aid $7,453 67%
State Grant Aid $11,911 38%
Student Loans $5,574 45%
Federal Loans $5,123 44%
Other Loans $9,937 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
  • 5
  • Viktoria from Fontana, CA
  • Dec-24-2016 I am a current student here

    It's very expensive (given that it is a university), but you get your moneys worth. The professors and students all care so much about education that it's a completely different environment from what most people are used to. Additionally, they provide so many resources in different areas (health, tutoring, jobs and internships, academics, social) that you can immediately see the money you're paying get put to good use.

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  • 4
  • Kirthi from Clovis, CA
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a current student here

    The Dumpling House is great, for $8 they give 12 dumplings it's enough to fill for some or leave room for dessert or appetizers for others. Another way of getting free boba drinks or food is to carry stamp cards, and get them punched each time. Whole foods also gives a ten percent student discount, and they have a bunch of cooked meals to select from, this especially comes in handy when studying in their study area and getting hungry.

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  • 5
  • Kristen
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    At the Star Ginger food truck, usually found next to the Silo, they serve Thai Iced Tea. By itself, the Thai Iced Tea is $2.50. If you purchase a meal combo, you can get Thai Iced Tea for only $1.00 extra.

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  • 4
  • Lauren from Marina, CA
  • Feb-06-2015 I am a current student here

    Peer advisers, and general academic advisers are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. There is free tutoring in the main area of each living community. There are research opportunities left and right for science majors.

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