Let’s break down
the numbers

Navigating the complexities of tuition, budgeting, housing and financial aid can quickly get overwhelming. Here is all the information you need to calculate costs, apply for assistance and keep track of fees and financial aid awards.

Make sure you’re covered

Everything you need to know about tuition, budgeting and overall costs to attend UC San Diego as a California resident or out-of-state student.

Tuition & Fees

You bring the will. We’ll help with the way.

Every student with a bright mind and a burning desire to learn deserves the opportunity to experiment and explore at UC San Diego. Learn more about the ins and outs of financial aid offerings, eligibility and the application process.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Timeline

Keep an eye on approaching deadlines with month-by-month overviews of what’s due when.

View Timeline

How to Apply

A comprehensive guide detailing everything you need to know about submitting your FAFSA and applying for financial aid.

Application Process

Types of Financial Aid

So many options for so many people. Discover which financial aid awards apply to you.

Aid Categories

California Residency

Get information about California state residency for tuition purposes.

CA Residency