How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
$36,040
In State Costs for University of California Santa Cruz
Fee Cost
Tuition$11,502
Books and Supplies$1,152
Other Fees$2,518
Room and Board $16,055
Other Expenses Budget$4,813
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$64,054
Out of State Costs for University of California Santa Cruz
Fee Cost
Tuition$39,516
Books and Supplies$1,152
Other Fees$2,518
Room and Board $16,055
Other Expenses Budget$4,813

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $36,040 to attend University of California Santa Cruz on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $11,502 for tuition, $16,055 room and board, $1,152 for books and supplies and $2,518 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $64,054 which is 77.7% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $39,516 while room and board is $16,055, books and supplies are $1,152 and other fees come in at $2,518.

All price data is sourced from the 2017/2018 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 Cruz when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$16,792
Net Price by Income University of California Santa Cruz
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,567
$30,001 to $48,000$11,966
$48,001 to $75,000$15,212
$75,001 to $110,000$23,701
$110,000+$32,447

The average reported annual net price for University of California Santa Cruz for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,792 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 Cruz
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $18,050 64%
Pell Grant $4,631 32%
Federal Student Loan $5,116 43%

The average reported annual net price for University of California Santa Cruz for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,792 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 Cruz, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $56,952. The loan balance of $56,952 is a four year multiple of the $14,238 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 $595 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $56,952
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $594.64
Total Interest Paid $14,405.26
Sum of All Loan Payments $71,357.26

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$144,160
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $36,040 $64,054
2 $36,221 $64,376
3 $36,403 $64,700
4 $36,586 $65,025

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 Cruz to be $144,160 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110714 IPEDS survey data for University of California Santa Cruz.