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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 and SmartMoney.


Costs

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 2013-14
  California Resident National and International Students
Tuition and Fees* $13,902 $36,780
Health Insurance $1,764 $1,764
Books and Supplies $1,620 $1,620
Room and Board ** $13,961 $13,961
Personal Expenses $1,251 $1,251
Transportation $575 $575
Total $33,073 $55,951

The tuition, fees, and charges 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 State funding reductions. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus a student’s final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown. For the most recent tuition and fee amounts, please visit the Office of Budget & Institutional Analysis website.

* Includes campus-based fees that support many programs, facilities and services for students, including financial aid. Most fees were enacted by student vote. For details on these fees, please visit the Financial Aid website.

** Room and board cost estimates include phone service, restaurants and snacks, and are based upon the mean cost of all campus housing choices. Therefore this figure may differ from actual residence hall estimates provided by Student Housing at housing.ucdavis.edu.

Payment Timetable

Costs for students living on campus with a Student Housing contract are spread throughout the academic year according to the following timetable:

2013-14 Payment Timetable
for California Residents
  Cost Item
May $100 Statement of Intent to Register fee
  $500 Housing reservation fee
September $4,634 Fall quarter tuition and fees *
  $540 Fall quarter books and supplies
  $588 Fall quarter health insurance *
  $4,487 Fall quarter housing fee **
December $4,634 Winter quarter tuition and fees *
  $588 Winter quarter health insurance *
  $4,487 Winter quarter housing fee **
  $540 Winter quarter books and supplies
March $4,634 Spring quarter tuition and fees *
  $588 Spring quarter health insurance *
  $4,487 Spring quarter housing fee **
  $540 Spring quarter books and supplies

* Fees and tuition are subject to change.

** Housing fee estimates include phone service, restaurants and snacks, and are based upon the mean cost of all campus housing choices. Therefore this figure may differ from actual residence hall estimates provided by Student Housing at housing.ucdavis.edu.

For the most accurate information available regarding registration fees, visit Office of the University Registrar. For information regarding housing fees, please visit Student Housing. Information about health insurance fees is available from Student Health Services.



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