2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduateEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of California-Santa Barbara is $14,391 for California residents and $44,145 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for UCSB is $14,391 for California residents and $44,920 for out-of-state students.
The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been stayed same for California residents and increased by 1.76% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 0.37% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 3.77% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount ($11,912) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($31,914 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$14,391 $43,383$21,111
2019-2020$14,391$44,145$21,190
Change % 2019-20200.00%1.76%0.37%
2020-2021$14,391$44,920$21,269
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $13,554 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,656 for the academic year 2019-2020.
The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at UCSB is $13,554 for California residents and $28,656 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been stayed same from the previous for both in-state and out-of-state rates. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($13,650) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,398 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$13,554 $28,656$21,111
2019-2020$13,554$28,656$21,190
Change % 2019-20200.00%0.00%0.37%
2020-2021$13,554$28,656$21,269
***The estimated 2020-2021 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 $42,800 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $62,400 for University of California-Santa Barbara graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$42,800$45,700$40,400
7 Years After Graduation$46,000--
8 Years After Graduation$52,100--
9 Years After Graduation$54,900--
10 Years After Graduation$62,400$70,600$56,300

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees, we estimate 4-year tuition at UCSB for future and prospective students. For the students who were admitted in Fall 2020, the estimated 4-year tuition is $58,363 for California residents and $185,219 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.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$14,471$14,550$14,631$14,712$58,363
Out-of-State$44,993$45,856$46,737$47,634$185,219
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$14,550$14,631$14,712$14,793$58,686
Out-of-State$45,856$46,737$47,634$48,548$188,775
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$14,631$14,712$14,793$14,875$59,010
Out-of-State$46,737$47,634$48,548$49,480$192,399
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$14,712$14,793$14,875$14,957$59,336
Out-of-State$47,634$48,548$49,480$50,430$196,093
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$14,793$14,875$14,957$15,039$59,664
Out-of-State$48,548$49,480$50,430$51,398$199,858
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 2020, the estimated 4-years COA is $151,147 for California residents and $278,003 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of California-Santa Barbara.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$37,163$37,572$38,047$38,529$151,147
Out-of-State$67,685$68,878$70,097$71,343$278,003
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$37,572$37,991$38,473$38,963$152,845
Out-of-State$68,878$70,097$71,343$72,616$282,934
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$37,991$38,421$38,911$39,408$154,584
Out-of-State$70,097$71,343$72,616$73,917$287,973
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$38,421$38,861$39,358$39,864$156,365
Out-of-State$71,343$72,616$73,917$75,245$293,122
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$38,861$39,311$39,817$40,330$158,187
Out-of-State$72,616$73,917$75,245$76,602$298,381
Last year, 62% 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 $77,439 for California residents and $204,295 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-Santa Barbara.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$18,736$19,145$19,620$20,102$77,439
Out-of-State$49,258$50,451$51,670$52,916$204,295
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$19,145$19,564$20,046$20,536$79,137
Out-of-State$50,451$51,670$52,916$54,189$209,226
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$19,564$19,994$20,484$20,981$80,876
Out-of-State$51,670$52,916$54,189$55,490$214,265
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$19,994$20,434$20,931$21,437$82,657
Out-of-State$52,916$54,189$55,490$56,818$219,414
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$20,434$20,884$21,390$21,903$84,479
Out-of-State$54,189$55,490$56,818$58,175$224,673

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 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-Santa Barbara.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of California-Santa Barbara 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$14,391$1,184$21,190$44,145$1,184 $21,190
Graduate$13,554 $1,184$21,190$28,656 $1,184$21,190


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