UCSB Cost of Attendance Changes

The following table and chart illustrate the changes in the total cost of attendance (COA) for University of California-Santa Barbara over the past 10 years. The COA has increased 22.80% for that period where the last year costs were $67,474. The total cost includes the tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs. The total costs vary by student tuition rates (i.e. in-state or out-of-state) and living facility (i.e. staying on or off campus).
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Cost of Attendance Changes of University of California-Santa Barbara

Tuition & Fees Changes

The tuition & fees have increased 29.54% for the last 10 years where the 2022 tuition & fees are $44,171. The undergraduate tuition & fees has raised from $36,549 (2012) to $44,171 (2022). The graduate school tuition & fees has raised from $28,059 (year 2012) to $28,683 (year 2022). The following table and chart show the changes in tuition & fees at University of California-Santa Barbara over last the 10 years.
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YearUndergraduateGraduateChanges By Year
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
2012-13$13,671$36,549$12,957$28,059-
2013-14$13,746$36,624$12,992$28,094 0.21%
2014-15$13,865$36,743$13,115$28,217 0.32%
2015-16$13,968$38,676$13,193$28,295 5.26%
2016-17$14,073$40,755$13,249$28,351 5.38%
2017-18$14,451$42,465$13,569$28,671 4.20%
2018-19$14,391$43,383-$2-$2 2.16%
2019-20$14,391$44,145-$2-$2 1.76%
2020-21$14,406$44,160-$2-$2 0.03%
2021-22$14,417$44,171$13,581$28,683 0.02%
Tuition & Fees Changes of University of California-Santa Barbara

Books & Supplies Costs Changes

The costs for purchasing books & supplies required/recommended for courses have increased -7.77% from the year 2012 to 2022 where the current year costs are $1,317.
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YearBooks & SuppliesChanges by Year
2012-13$1,428-
2013-14$1,444 1.12%
2014-15$1,391 -3.67%
2015-16$1,403 0.86%
2016-17$1,431 2.00%
2017-18$1,143 -20.13%
2018-19$1,157 1.22%
2019-20$1,184 2.33%
2020-21$1,259 6.33%
2021-22$1,317 4.61%
Books & Supplies Costs Changes of University of California-Santa Barbara

Living Costs Changes

The living costs including room, board, and other living expenses have increased 18.45% when a student lives on-campus facilities and 24.75% when living-off campus from the year 2012 to 2022. The following table shows the changes in living costs at University of California-Santa Barbara.
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YearLiving On CampusLiving Off CampusChanges by Year
2012-13$16,968$17,422-
2013-14$18,861$19,311 11.16%
2014-15$19,497$19,970 3.37%
2015-16$19,832$20,273 1.72%
2016-17$19,668$20,120 -0.83%
2017-18$20,517$20,875 4.32%
2018-19$21,111$21,481 2.90%
2019-20$21,190$21,565 0.37%
2020-21$21,284$21,819 0.44%
2021-22$21,986$22,536 3.30%
Living Costs Changes of University of California-Santa Barbara


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