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Undergraduates Fall 2022 Cohort Cost of Attendance for 2022-2023

Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

Use this estimated cost of attendance to help determine how much money you’ll need to attend UC San Diego and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal. Your actual costs may differ. For more information on each Cost of Attendance element visit our Financial Aid Terms webpage.

Based on three quarters, Full-Time Enrollment for Undergraduate Students. ESTIMATE your expected direct UC San Diego costs using your estimated financial aid awards from your College Financing Plan (CFP) to fill out the Estimate Your Bill form.

Estimated Basic Cost of Attendance

California Residents and Non-California Residents

Cost of Attendance Living with Parents On Campus Off Campus
CA Resident Tuition and Fees $17,361 $17,361 $17,361
UC Systemwide Tuition/Fees: $13,104 (your tuition rate may stay the same for up to six years)
UC San Diego Campus Fees: $2,244
UC San Diego Health Fee: $2,013
Housing and Meals $7,098 $16,713 $14,373
Books and Supplies $1,179 $1,179 $1,179
Personal Expenses $1,851 $1,464 $1,617
Transportation Expenses $2,061 $783 $1,365
Estimated CA Resident Cost Totals $29,550 $37,500 $35,895
Non-California Resident Supplemental Tuition $31,026 $31,026 $31,026
Estimated Non-California Resident Cost Totals $60,576 $68,526 $66,921

Mandatory university charges for tuition and student services help cover infrastructure and ongoing operations such as the delivery of instruction and the cost of student services such as registration, financial aid, remote academic advising and tutoring. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the academic year.

Campus-based fees support campus services, maintain facilities, and broadly support and preserve the campus infrastructure. As campus operations adjust to the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, our dedicated team of professionals remains committed to delivering the highest quality service possible. Campus-based fees will continue to be collected and will not be refunded.

  1. The Cost of Attendance (COA) does not include the Document fee of $165. COA and award packages are automatically adjusted for incoming students.

  2. The Cost of Attendance (COA) does not include the UC San Diego Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) of $2,013. The COA and award packages will be revised late October for students who do not opt out. For additional UC San Diego SHIP information, visit

  3. Non-California resident and international students pay Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition (currently $31,026 annually) in addition to charges paid by California resident students. To assist with educational costs, Non-California residents will be considered for federal aid only: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study and Federal Direct Loans. International students will also be billed a one-time International Student Visa Administration fee of $100. International students may apply for Private Education Loans, to assist with educational costs.

  4. The Miscellaneous personal expenses category will be adjusted, along with federal financial aid for students enrolled less than half-time (i.e. less than 6 units). Miscellaneous personal expenses are indirect costs that are not billed to your student account.

  5. Students with Dependents will be given a separate housing allowance in their cost of attendance.

For off-campus rental options, including market costs for one-bedroom apartments and other housing arrangements, please refer to the UC San Diego Off-Campus Housing Services website: Please keep in mind, the Cost of Attendance listed above is based on actual student average expenses. You can also view additional information on current typical housing costs near UC campuses here.

  • Students may submit Cost of Attendance Add-On forms with appropriate documentation for rent and utilities, transportation costs, computer purchases and/or increased books and supplies. Submission of a request does not guarantee an approval.

  • Students who are unable to complete the FAFSA and/or California Dream Act Application or who are enrolled in less than half-time (6 units), may be able to apply for a private loan. Private Education Loans are available for domestic and international students. Inquire at the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for lenders that accept international applicants.

Financial Aid Estimator

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Use this tool to see how much financial aid you may be eligible to receive for in the 2024-25 academic year.

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