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UCSB Tuition & Cost

Santa Barbara, California

How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
$36,659
In State Costs for University of California Santa Barbara
Fee Cost
Tuition$11,442
Books and Supplies$1,157
Other Fees$2,949
Room and Board $15,673
Other Expenses Budget$5,438
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$65,651
Out of State Costs for University of California Santa Barbara
Fee Cost
Tuition$40,434
Books and Supplies$1,157
Other Fees$2,949
Room and Board $15,673
Other Expenses Budget$5,438

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $36,659 to attend University of California Santa Barbara on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $11,442 for tuition, $15,673 room and board, $1,157 for books and supplies and $2,949 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $65,651 which is 79.1% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $40,434 while room and board is $15,673, books and supplies are $1,157 and other fees come in at $2,949.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of California Santa Barbara when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$16,154
Net Price by Income University of California Santa Barbara
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,134
$30,001 to $48,000$11,793
$48,001 to $75,000$14,788
$75,001 to $110,000$22,031
$110,000+$30,760

The average reported annual net price for University of California Santa Barbara for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,154 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid University of California Santa Barbara
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $19,558 57%
Pell Grant $4,798 33%
Federal Student Loan $5,378 36%

The average reported annual net price for University of California Santa Barbara for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,154 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of California Santa Barbara, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $59,560. The loan balance of $59,560 is a four year multiple of the $14,890 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $618 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $59,560
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $618.10
Total Interest Paid $14,612.40
Sum of All Loan Payments $74,172.40

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$146,636
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $36,659 $65,651
2 $36,804 $65,911
3 $36,950 $66,172
4 $37,096 $66,433

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of California Santa Barbara to be $146,636 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of California Santa Barbara Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110705 IPEDS survey data for University of California Santa Barbara.


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