Finances & Financial Aid
For prospective students and their families, budgeting, costs and how to pay for college can seem complicated. UC San Diego offers information and advising to help you understand the big picture and the bottom line.
- Living at a California address does not mean you automatically have resident status in terms of tuition. The financial independence requirement makes it extremely difficult for most undergraduate students whose parents are not California residents to qualify for classification as a resident at the University of California.
- This includes students from community colleges and other post-secondary institutions within California.
- Transfer students who were classified as residents of California at their previous school should not assume that they will be classified as residents at UC San Diego.
- See the Registrar's Office webpages for more information on California residence for fees and tuition.
Admitted students can review their financial aid estimate on the application status site MyApplication.
Financial Aid Office
Financial aid advisers are available to answer your questions
Find out about the types of financial aid
Get help with forms and deadlines
Visit our website for information and office hours