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Cost of Attendance

UC Davis costs much less than comparable private universities for the same world-class education, and the city of Davis is more affordable than most UC communities. In fact, the value of a UC Davis education has been championed by financial publications like Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Payscale, The Princeton Review and SmartMoney.


Your costs will vary, depending on the living situation you choose. The following chart represents an estimate of typical expenses for a student living on campus:

Estimated annual costs for 2015-16
  California Resident National and International Students
Tuition and Fees* $14,534 $38,558
Health Insurance $1,854 $1,854
Books and Supplies $1,576 $1,576
Room and Board ** $14,677 $14,677
Personal Expenses $1,537 $1,537
Transportation $626 $626
Total $34,804 $58,828

The tuition, fees, and budget expenses posted here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding, or other developments. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus a student’s final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown.

* Excludes the one-time $150 entering undergraduate document fee, if applicable. Figure includes campus-based fees that support many programs, facilities and services for students, including financial aid. Most fees were enacted by student vote. For more details, please visit the Office of Budget and Institutional Analysis website. For the most recent Cost of Attendance, please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

** On-campus room and board cost estimates include phone service, restaurants and snacks, and are based upon the mean cost of all campus housing choices. More information about housing fees and quarterly payment schedules are available from UC Davis Student Housing.

Your cost of attendance may differ from the figures shown, depending upon your choices and lifestyle. For example, with an average of 265 days of sunshine each year, most students bike to campus and may have much lower transportation costs than those shown above. We encourage you to learn more about estimated costs of different options by visiting the following websites:



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