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-Santa Barbara is $14,406 for California residents and $44,160 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for UCSB is $14,421 for California residents and $44,175 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.10% for California residents and increased by 0.03% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 0.44% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 1.28% 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$14,391 $44,145$21,190
2020-2021$14,406$44,160$21,284
Change % 2020-20210.10%0.03%0.44%
2021-2022$14,421$44,175$21,378
***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 $13,568 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,670 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at UCSB is $13,582 for California residents and $28,684 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.10% for California residents and increased by 0.05% 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$13,554 $28,656$21,190
2020-2021$13,568$28,670$21,284
Change % 2020-20210.10%0.05%0.44%
2021-2022$13,582$28,684$21,378
***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 $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

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at UCSB?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $57,512 for California residents and $180,918 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.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$14,395$14,384$14,372$14,361$57,512
Out-of-State$44,584$45,012$45,443$45,880$180,918
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$14,384$14,372$14,361$14,350$57,467
Out-of-State$45,012$45,443$45,880$46,320$182,654
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$14,372$14,361$14,350$14,339$57,422
Out-of-State$45,443$45,880$46,320$46,764$184,407
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$14,361$14,350$14,339$14,327$57,377
Out-of-State$45,880$46,320$46,764$47,213$186,177
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$14,350$14,339$14,327$14,316$57,332
Out-of-State$46,320$46,764$47,213$47,666$187,963
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 $149,915 for California residents and $273,322 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.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$37,159$37,370$37,554$37,740$149,915
Out-of-State$67,348$67,998$68,656$69,320$273,322
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$37,370$37,585$37,770$37,958$150,778
Out-of-State$67,998$68,656$69,320$69,991$275,965
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$37,585$37,802$37,989$38,178$151,650
Out-of-State$68,656$69,320$69,991$70,668$278,635
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$37,802$38,021$38,210$38,401$152,532
Out-of-State$69,320$69,991$70,668$71,353$281,332
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$38,021$38,243$38,434$38,627$153,425
Out-of-State$69,991$70,668$71,353$72,044$284,056
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 $76,207 for California residents and $199,614 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.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$18,732$18,943$19,127$19,313$76,207
Out-of-State$48,921$49,571$50,229$50,893$199,614
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$18,943$19,158$19,343$19,531$77,070
Out-of-State$49,571$50,229$50,893$51,564$202,257
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$19,158$19,375$19,562$19,751$77,942
Out-of-State$50,229$50,893$51,564$52,241$204,927
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$19,375$19,594$19,783$19,974$78,824
Out-of-State$50,893$51,564$52,241$52,926$207,624
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$19,594$19,816$20,007$20,200$79,717
Out-of-State$51,564$52,241$52,926$53,617$210,348

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-Santa Barbara.
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University of California-Santa Barbara 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$14,406$1,259$21,284$44,160$1,259 $21,284
Graduate$13,568 $1,259$21,284$28,670 $1,259$21,284


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