Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

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For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of California-Santa Barbara is $14,417 for California residents and $44,171 for out-of-state students. It has been risen by 0.08% for California residents and increased by 0.02% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees is a little bit higher than the average amount ($11,724) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees is much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($30,786 - public Research University (very high research activity)).
The 2023 projected undergraduate tuition & fees for UCSB is $14,985 for California residents and $46,011 for out-of-state students. It is a 4.2% increase compared to 2022's rate. This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
It has been risen by 0.08% for California residents and increased by 0.02% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $21,986 for year 2022. The on-campus living costs increased by 3.30% compared to the previous year.The off-campus living costs increased by 2.81% compared to the previous year.
UCSB Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$14,406 $44,160$21,284
2021-2022$14,417$44,171$21,986
2022-2023$14,985$46,011$22,711
Change % 2022-20233.94%4.17%3.30%
***The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the UCSB directly. See the UCSB bursar/financial aid page for more information.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees is $13,581 and out-of-state tuition and fees is $28,683 for the academic year 2021-2022. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees is around the average amount ($14,071) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees is around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,817 - public Research University (very high research activity)).
The 2023 estimated tuition & fees at UCSB is $13,806 for California residents and $28,908 for out-of-state students. It is a 0.8% increase compared to 2022's rate. This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
UCSB Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$13,568 $28,670$21,284
2021-2022$13,581$28,683$21,986
2022-2023$13,806$28,908$22,711
Change % 2022-20231.66%0.78%3.30%
***The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the UCSB directly. See the UCSB bursar/financial aid page for more information.
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
The next table compares the tuition & fees between University of California-Santa Barbara and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between University of California-Santa Barbara and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
University of California-Santa Barbara$14,417$44,171
University of California-Davis$14,645$44,399
California State University-Long Beach$6,846$18,726
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo$10,195$28,105
University of California-Irvine$13,775$43,529
University of Hawaii at Manoa$12,186$34,218

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at UCSB?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years at UCSB is $57,733 for California residents and $178,663 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of California-Santa Barbara 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.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$14,424$14,430$14,437$14,443$57,733
Out-of-State$44,368$44,566$44,765$44,964$178,663
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$14,430$14,437$14,443$14,450$57,759
Out-of-State$44,566$44,765$44,964$45,165$179,460
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$14,437$14,443$14,450$14,456$57,785
Out-of-State$44,765$44,964$45,165$45,366$180,260
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$14,443$14,450$14,456$14,463$57,811
Out-of-State$44,964$45,165$45,366$45,569$181,064
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$14,450$14,456$14,463$14,469$57,837
Out-of-State$45,165$45,366$45,569$45,772$181,871
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 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $153,567 for California residents and $274,497 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of California-Santa Barbara 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-Santa Barbara.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$37,985$38,254$38,484$38,715$153,567
Out-of-State$67,930$68,390$68,854$69,323$274,497
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$38,254$38,526$38,758$38,992$154,662
Out-of-State$68,390$68,854$69,323$69,796$276,363
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$38,526$38,802$39,036$39,272$155,772
Out-of-State$68,854$69,323$69,796$70,274$278,247
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$38,802$39,081$39,317$39,556$156,896
Out-of-State$69,323$69,796$70,274$70,756$280,149
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$39,081$39,364$39,602$39,843$158,035
Out-of-State$69,796$70,274$70,756$71,243$282,069
Last year, 63% 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 $79,207 for California residents and $200,137 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of California-Santa Barbara 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-Santa Barbara.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$19,395$19,664$19,894$20,125$79,207
Out-of-State$49,340$49,800$50,264$50,733$200,137
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$19,664$19,936$20,168$20,402$80,302
Out-of-State$49,800$50,264$50,733$51,206$202,003
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$19,936$20,212$20,446$20,682$81,412
Out-of-State$50,264$50,733$51,206$51,684$203,887
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$20,212$20,491$20,727$20,966$82,536
Out-of-State$50,733$51,206$51,684$52,166$205,789
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$20,491$20,774$21,012$21,253$83,675
Out-of-State$51,206$51,684$52,166$52,653$207,709

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 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.
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University of California-Santa Barbara 2022 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$14,417$1,317$21,986$44,171$1,317 $21,986
Graduate$13,581 $1,317$21,986$28,683 $1,317$21,986


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