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-San Diego is $14,648 for California residents and $44,402 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for UCSD is $14,885 for California residents and $44,636 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 1.62% for California residents and increased by 0.53% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 6.74% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 1.13% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount ($12,047) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,257 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$14,415 $44,169$18,306
2020-2021$14,648$44,402$19,539
Change % 2020-20211.62%0.53%6.74%
2021-2022$14,885$44,636$20,855
***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 $13,529 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,631 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at UCSD is $13,603 for California residents and $28,705 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.55% for California residents and increased by 0.26% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($13,742) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,431 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$13,455 $28,557$18,306
2020-2021$13,529$28,631$19,539
Change % 2020-20210.55%0.26%6.74%
2021-2022$13,603$28,705$20,855
***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 $48,200 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $69,600 for University of California-San Diego graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$48,200$53,100$43,400
7 Years After Graduation$51,400--
8 Years After Graduation$58,900--
9 Years After Graduation$63,800--
10 Years After Graduation$69,600$76,200$63,900

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at UCSD?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $60,184 for California residents and $183,613 for out-of-state students.
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$14,806$14,965$15,126$15,288$60,184
Out-of-State$44,995$45,595$46,203$46,820$183,613
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$14,965$15,126$15,288$15,453$60,831
Out-of-State$45,595$46,203$46,820$47,445$186,063
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$15,126$15,288$15,453$15,619$61,485
Out-of-State$46,203$46,820$47,445$48,078$188,546
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$15,288$15,453$15,619$15,787$62,146
Out-of-State$46,820$47,445$48,078$48,719$191,061
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$15,453$15,619$15,787$15,956$62,815
Out-of-State$47,445$48,078$48,719$49,369$193,611
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 $149,353 for California residents and $272,781 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of California-San Diego.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$36,098$36,908$37,761$38,638$149,353
Out-of-State$66,287$67,539$68,821$70,134$272,781
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$36,908$37,743$38,620$39,523$152,743
Out-of-State$67,539$68,821$70,134$71,480$277,974
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$37,743$38,603$39,506$40,435$156,235
Out-of-State$68,821$70,134$71,480$72,859$283,295
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$38,603$39,488$40,417$41,373$159,831
Out-of-State$70,134$71,480$72,859$74,272$288,746
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$39,488$40,400$41,356$42,340$163,535
Out-of-State$71,480$72,859$74,272$75,720$294,332
Last year, 58% 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 $76,129 for California residents and $199,557 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of California-San Diego.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$17,792$18,602$19,455$20,332$76,129
Out-of-State$47,981$49,233$50,515$51,828$199,557
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$18,602$19,437$20,314$21,217$79,519
Out-of-State$49,233$50,515$51,828$53,174$204,750
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$19,437$20,297$21,200$22,129$83,011
Out-of-State$50,515$51,828$53,174$54,553$210,071
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$20,297$21,182$22,111$23,067$86,607
Out-of-State$51,828$53,174$54,553$55,966$215,522
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$21,182$22,094$23,050$24,034$90,311
Out-of-State$53,174$54,553$55,966$57,414$221,108

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-San Diego.
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University of California-San Diego 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$14,648$1,124$19,539$44,402$1,124 $19,539
Graduate$13,529 $1,124$19,539$28,631 $1,124$19,539


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