2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

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For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of California-Irvine is $13,753 for California residents and $43,507 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for UCI is $13,779 for California residents and $43,533 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.19% for California residents and increased by 0.06% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 3.36% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 6.12% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount ($12,017) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,019 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$13,727 $43,481$20,246
2020-2021$13,753$43,507$20,927
Change % 2020-20210.19%0.06%3.36%
2021-2022$13,779$43,533$21,631
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $13,354 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,456 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at UCI is $13,359 for California residents and $28,461 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.04% for California residents and increased by 0.02% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($13,733) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,141 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$13,349 $28,451$20,246
2020-2021$13,354$28,456$20,927
Change % 2020-20210.04%0.02%3.36%
2021-2022$13,359$28,461$21,631
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $44,300 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $65,800 for University of California-Irvine graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$44,300$48,700$40,700
7 Years After Graduation$47,700--
8 Years After Graduation$54,300--
9 Years After Graduation$57,700--
10 Years After Graduation$65,800$71,700$60,400

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at UCI?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $55,050 for California residents and $178,460 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of California-Irvine have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$13,757$13,761$13,764$13,768$55,050
Out-of-State$43,946$44,389$44,837$45,289$178,460
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$13,761$13,764$13,768$13,772$55,065
Out-of-State$44,389$44,837$45,289$45,745$180,260
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$13,764$13,768$13,772$13,776$55,080
Out-of-State$44,837$45,289$45,745$46,207$182,078
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$13,768$13,772$13,776$13,779$55,095
Out-of-State$45,289$45,745$46,207$46,673$183,914
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$13,772$13,776$13,779$13,783$55,110
Out-of-State$45,745$46,207$46,673$47,143$185,768
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $149,763 for California residents and $273,174 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of California-Irvine have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of California-Irvine.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$36,587$37,146$37,720$38,307$149,763
Out-of-State$66,776$67,775$68,793$69,830$273,174
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$37,146$37,721$38,308$38,911$152,090
Out-of-State$67,775$68,793$69,830$70,887$277,285
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$37,721$38,309$38,912$39,531$154,476
Out-of-State$68,793$69,830$70,887$71,964$281,474
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$38,309$38,913$39,532$40,166$156,923
Out-of-State$69,830$70,887$71,964$73,061$285,742
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$38,913$39,533$40,167$40,818$159,434
Out-of-State$70,887$71,964$73,061$74,180$290,092
Last year, 65% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $75,187 for California residents and $198,598 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of California-Irvine have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of California-Irvine.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$17,943$18,502$19,076$19,663$75,187
Out-of-State$48,132$49,131$50,149$51,186$198,598
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$18,502$19,077$19,664$20,267$77,514
Out-of-State$49,131$50,149$51,186$52,243$202,709
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$19,077$19,665$20,268$20,887$79,900
Out-of-State$50,149$51,186$52,243$53,320$206,898
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$19,665$20,269$20,888$21,522$82,347
Out-of-State$51,186$52,243$53,320$54,417$211,166
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$20,269$20,889$21,523$22,174$84,858
Out-of-State$52,243$53,320$54,417$55,536$215,516

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of California-Irvine.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of California-Irvine 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$13,753$1,361$20,927$43,507$1,361 $20,927
Graduate$13,354 $1,361$20,927$28,456 $1,361$20,927


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