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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
$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
$2,051 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Colleges like University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

Use our tool to get a quick guess about your actual costs and links to tools to get an even better estimate directly form the college.

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
  • 4
  • Kiryu
  • Jul-17-2015 I am a current student here

    For how much you pay, its pretty worth the education level you're getting

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  • 4
  • Student A
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of fun things going on like all the time. You will have a blast here.

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  • 4
  • Stefanie
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Tuition has recently gone up, but with the amazing professors, activities on campus, job and internship opportunities, it is well worth it. The education you receive and the experience you have will make up for it in the long run. Be sure to look into scholarships, though; they never hurt!

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  • Thomas from San Jose, CA
  • Nov-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Be careful where you spend your money. You have a dining dollar system that the school's markets and dining halls can be used for, but not for the restaurants at the price center. markets have consumer goods, but usually at an inflated price. Generally better to stick to dining halls for cheap food, but a little break from them never hurts. Lots of nifty things to buy at the campus bookstore.

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