$11,442

Tuition

$32,838

Cost of Attendance

$13,452

Net Price

University of California San Diego (UCSD) Tuition and Fees

UCSD is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the regional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii and the Pacific region. UCSD’s tuition, on an average, amounts to $11,442 but varies across programs the students enroll for under the university. 

University of California, San Diego graduate tuition amounts to $11,442 for in-state candidates.

To have a glance over the tuition and fees for the undergraduate degrees, click on UCSD Undergraduate Tuition and Fees. For graduate degrees, visit the UCSD Graduate Tuition and Fees page.

Total Cost of Attendance

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$14,167$43,159
Book & Supplies$1,102$1,102
Room & Board cost$13,651$13,651
Other Expenses$3,918$3,918
Total Cost of Attendance$32,838$61,830

Room and board, books and supplies, and other expenses for students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees, in-state and out-state, whether it is on-campus or off-campus result into the cost of attendance.

The cost of attendance at University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)  for in-state and out-state candidates, sums up to $32,838 and $61,830, respectively.

Average Net Price by Family Income

Net Price

$13,452

Family Income

Avg. Net Price

$0 to $30,000

$8,452

$30,001 to $48,000

$9,674

$48,001 to $75,000

$12,898

$75,001 to $110,000

$19,247

$110,000+

$27,508

In order to calculate the students’ average net price to provide a familiar estimate of the financial aid and out-of-pocket costs they would get while attending UC San Diego, their family income is considered to be pretty vital. 

This consists of diversification of students into income groups along with assigned net prices: the lowest one being $8,452 for group $0- $30,000, followed by net price of $9,674 applicable for $30,001 - $48,000 group, and the median net price amounting to $12,898 for the next group with income range $48,001 - $75,000. The other two groups have the highest net prices; $19,247 and $27,508 for income groups $75,001 - $110,000 and above $110,000, respectively.

The average net price sums up to nearly $15,556.To get an estimated value regarding your financial aid, visit Financial Aid Estimator.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$14,167$43,159
Room & Board Cost$13,651$13,651
Total Tuition & Fees$27,818$56,810

UCSD undergraduate tuition and fees reaches nearly US$14,167 for in-state students and US$43,159 for out-state students.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

In-stateOut-State
Tuition$11,442$26,544
Fees$1,955$1,955

UCSD graduate tuition amounts to US$11,442 for in-state students and US$26,544 for out-state students and charges a small amount of fees in addition to the tuition reaching nearly up to US$1,955.

Cost Per Credit Hour

DegreeYearCost per Credit hour
Graduate2018 - 2019N/A
Undergraduate2018 - 2019N/A

The Cost-Per-Credit Hour (CPC) is applicable for both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and they amount to $279 and $349, respectively.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & other expensesOn CampusOff Campus
Room & Board$13,651$13,215
Other Expense$3,918$4,626
Book & Supplies$1,102$1,102

Living arrangements, books and supplies, transportation costs along with other expenses for undergraduate and graduate students without any distinction between in-state or out-state students conclude to be the total campus expenses. The books and supplies reach nearly up to $1,102. UCSD room and board cost amounts to $13,651 for students on campus and $13,215  for students off campus. Other expenses sum up to $3,198 and $4,626 for on campus and off campus students.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & Other Expenses

Room & Boards

On Campus

$13,651

Off Campus

$13,215

Housing & Other Expenses

Other Expenses

On Campus

$3,918

Off Campus

$4,626

Housing & Other Expenses

Book & Supplies

On Campus

$1,102

Off Campus

$1,102

Living arrangements, books and supplies, transportation costs along with other expenses for undergraduate and graduate students without any distinction between in-state or out-state students conclude to be the total campus expenses. The books and supplies reach nearly up to $1,102. UCSD room and board cost amounts to $13,651 for students on campus and $13,215  for students off campus. Other expenses sum up to $3,198 and $4,626 for on campus and off campus students.

Online Degree Programs, Tuition and Cost Per Credit Summary

Degree TypeTotal Average TuitionAverage Tuition Per Credit
Certificate $3,834 NA
Certificate $3,834 NA
Graduate Certificate $3,200 NA
Masters $3,834 NA

University of California San Diego (UCSD) offers 190 online programs across 23 Majors.

Projected Price for a 4 year degree

As per official data, the current projected cost for a four-year bachelor's degree, along with the living expenses, at the university is estimated to be around $244,886. Notably, the total expenses for undergraduate students amounted to $14,864 in 2018-2019, $13,452 in 2017-2018, and $14,616 in 2016-2017.

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