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University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$27,731 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,220 tuition
$12,545 on campus room & board
$1,541 books and supplies
$2,425 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$54,413 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$37,902 tuition
$12,545 on campus room & board
$1,541 books and supplies
$2,425 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$11,854 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
67% of students receive aid
37% get federal aid ($11,854 avg)
33% get state aid ($10,873 avg)
44% get institn'l aid ($11,854 avg)
50% get loans ($16,317 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.931% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.74% 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 $17,303 49%
Federal Grant Aid $11,854 37%
Pell Grants $4,741 26%
Other Federal Grants $10,673 0%
Institution Grant Aid $11,854 44%
State Grant Aid $10,873 33%
Student Loans $16,317 50%
Federal Loans $4,543 32%
Other Loans $4,162 10%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: June 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: within 3 week(s) of notification
Financial Aid Contact Info
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093-0021
(858) 534-2230
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State -


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Ola from La Jolla, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Everyone's financial aid case depends right? But overall the Financial Aid department is very reasonable. If you find yourself in a bind, you can go during the times they accept walk ins, which is most of the time. It will not help for you to merely speak to them over the phone, face to face communication is better. There's also a tree on the left side of Geisel towards Marshall which plays tunes all day, so it might freak some people out to hear music out of nowhere, but I personally find it fun. Also, there's a lot of scholarships, so be sure to apply!

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  • 1
  • Girl Who is Full-time and has a Job
  • I am a current student here

    Everything is so expensive!! The food at the market, dining food, school supplies, etc. For 2 pieces of chicken (it's not really big either) is $9! For one mango it costs $2.99!!! I live in the dorms and paid a lot for it; I get a cloth closet since they ran out of closets because there were a lot of admitted students this year... I am a little bitter about that.

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  • 5
  • college goer
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    the beach is only a short walk away and the area around the school is absolutely stunning.

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