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. Please note: Students from other U.S. states are not eligible for California financial aid, however the University of California will help out-of-state students receive federal aid for which they are eligible. International students are not eligible to receive federal or state financial aid. To be granted a visa, international students must prove sufficient funds to meet all estimated expenses for studying in the U.S.

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

Tuition and Fees

Mandatory university charges for tuition and student services help cover infrastructure and ongoing operations such as the delivery of instruction and the cost of student services such as registration, financial aid, remote academic advising and tutoring. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the academic year.

Campus-based fees support campus services, maintain facilities, and broadly support and preserve the campus infrastructure. As campus operations adjust to the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, our dedicated team of professionals remains committed to delivering the highest quality service possible. Campus-based fees will continue to be collected and will not be refunded.

Undergraduates Cost of Attendance