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

Your Estimated Price

$26,738 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,220 tuition
$11,978 on campus room & board
$1,489 books and supplies
$2,051 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$49,616 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$34,098 tuition
$11,978 on campus room & board
$1,489 books and supplies
$2,051 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
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)
30% get state aid ($12,064 avg)
51% 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 7.28% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.11% 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 $15,654 54%
Federal Grant Aid $11,854 37%
Pell Grants $4,493 30%
Other Federal Grants $7,740 1%
Institution Grant Aid $11,854 51%
State Grant Aid $12,064 30%
Student Loans $16,317 50%
Federal Loans $4,804 40%
Other Loans $4,105 9%

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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • college goer
  • Apr-06-2016 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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  • 5
  • Isabella
  • Jan-01-2016 I am a current student here

    No matter what school you attend, college is what you make of it. But UCSD is especially appropriate for carving out a unique experience because of its diverse focus and modernity. There is always something new to do, fascinating classes to take, and helpful facilities to use and check out. Any of the UCs are a world-class education for what you're investing.

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  • 4
  • Genevieve from Washington, DC
  • Dec-21-2015 I am a current student here

    Puestos for taco Tuesday is delicious and super close to campus (15 minutes by bus) and has lots of options for vegetarians and meat-eaters! Food co-op on campus offers as much indian food as you can fit on your plate for five dollars once a week. The general store (located right near the food-coop) has awesome deals on snacks, school supplies, and room decorations.

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