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 Cruz is $14,025 for California residents and $43,779 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for UC Santa Cruz is $14,059 for California residents and $43,813 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.24% for California residents and increased by 0.08% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 7.78% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 7.49% 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$13,991 $43,745$22,221
2020-2021$14,025$43,779$23,950
Change % 2020-20210.24%0.08%7.78%
2021-2022$14,059$43,813$25,814
***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 $13,850 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,952 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at UC Santa Cruz is $13,892 for California residents and $28,994 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.30% for California residents and increased by 0.15% 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$13,808 $28,910$22,221
2020-2021$13,850$28,952$23,950
Change % 2020-20210.30%0.15%7.78%
2021-2022$13,892$28,994$25,814
***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 $38,400 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $53,800 for University of California-Santa Cruz graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$38,400$41,700$35,600
7 Years After Graduation$38,600--
8 Years After Graduation$44,700--
9 Years After Graduation$46,700--
10 Years After Graduation$53,800$59,400$49,000

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at UC Santa Cruz?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $56,113 for California residents and $179,522 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of California-Santa Cruz 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$14,026$14,028$14,029$14,030$56,113
Out-of-State$44,215$44,656$45,101$45,550$179,522
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$14,028$14,029$14,030$14,031$56,118
Out-of-State$44,656$45,101$45,550$46,004$181,311
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$14,029$14,030$14,031$14,033$56,123
Out-of-State$45,101$45,550$46,004$46,463$183,118
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$14,030$14,031$14,033$14,034$56,128
Out-of-State$45,550$46,004$46,463$46,926$184,943
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$14,031$14,033$14,034$14,035$56,133
Out-of-State$46,004$46,463$46,926$47,393$186,785
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 $164,542 for California residents and $287,952 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of California-Santa Cruz 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 Cruz.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$39,911$40,710$41,532$42,381$164,542
Out-of-State$70,100$71,339$72,607$73,906$287,952
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$40,710$41,535$42,383$43,259$167,895
Out-of-State$71,339$72,607$73,906$75,237$293,089
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$41,535$42,386$43,262$44,166$171,356
Out-of-State$72,607$73,906$75,237$76,601$298,351
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$42,386$43,264$44,168$45,101$174,927
Out-of-State$73,906$75,237$76,601$77,998$303,742
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$43,264$44,171$45,104$46,067$178,613
Out-of-State$75,237$76,601$77,998$79,430$309,266
Last year, 69% 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 $90,542 for California residents and $213,952 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of California-Santa Cruz 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 Cruz.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$21,411$22,210$23,032$23,881$90,542
Out-of-State$51,600$52,839$54,107$55,406$213,952
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$22,210$23,035$23,883$24,759$93,895
Out-of-State$52,839$54,107$55,406$56,737$219,089
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$23,035$23,886$24,762$25,666$97,356
Out-of-State$54,107$55,406$56,737$58,101$224,351
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$23,886$24,764$25,668$26,601$100,927
Out-of-State$55,406$56,737$58,101$59,498$229,742
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$24,764$25,671$26,604$27,567$104,613
Out-of-State$56,737$58,101$59,498$60,930$235,266

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 Cruz.
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University of California-Santa Cruz 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$14,025$1,162$23,950$43,779$1,162 $23,950
Graduate$13,850 $1,162$23,950$28,952 $1,162$23,950

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