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Your Tuition, Fees and Other Costs — Explained

The cost of attendance is an estimated figure. It’s used to determine your financial aid eligibility. This figure may differ from costs later approved by the Regents of the University of California. The following chart gives you an overview of costs. It includes your tuition, fees and other student necessities.

2019-2020 Estimated Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

Student Expense Budgets Living On-Campus Living Off-Campus Living at Home Nonresident Living On-Campus
Tuition & Fees $14,490 $14,490 $14,490 $44,244
Books & Supplies 1,159 1,159 1,159 1,159
Room & Board 15,863 10,588 6,583 15,863
Personal Expenses 1,399 1,403 1,648 1,399
Transportation 487 832 1,512 487
Subtotal (without Health Insurance) $33,398 $28,472 $25,392 $63,152
Health Insurance 2,628 2,628 2,628 2,628
Total Costs (with Health Insurance) $36,026 $31,100 $28,020 $65,780

The tuition, fees and charges shown here are Financial Aid and Scholarships estimates based on currently approved amounts and are subject to change.

How your tuition and fees break down

You know your tuition and fees go toward a great education. But just how is the money used? We pick up a calculator and break down the most recent estimated tuition and fees for undergraduate California residents and nonresidents studying full time.

California resident tuition and fees: $14,495.27

University of California Tuition: $11,442

Nonresident tuition and fees: $43,487.27

Nonresident Supplemental Tuition: $28,992
University of California Tuition: $11,442

 

UC Davis Campus-based fees: $3,053.26

Student Services Fee: $1,128
Funds non-academic services and activities in support of students including counseling, advising, tutoring and student information systems.

Campus Expansion Initiative: $595.04
Supports enhancements of student facilities and services:

Facilities and Campus Enhancements Fee: $450.21
Supports facilities and services including: 

Student Services Maintenance Fee/Student Activities and Services Initiative Fee: $380.90
Supports student facilities and services including: 

Student Health Services Fee: $163.29
Supports student health and counseling services. A portion of this fee supports need-based financial aid.

ASUCD FEE: $105
Supports the Associated Students of UC Davis

Memorial Union Fee: $85.50
Supports the Memorial Union and Silo construction and renovation projects.

Student Facilities Safety Fee: $66
Supports life-safety projects in student facilities. A portion of this fee supports need-based financial aid.

Unitrans: $58
Supports the service and improvements of buses. A portion of this fee supports need-based financial aid.

California Aggie Fee: $12.33
Supports the operation of The California Aggie Newspaper. A portion of this fee supports need-based financial aid.

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) Fee: $9
Supports student activities in sustainability. A portion of this fee supports need-based financial aid.

 

 

*Health Insurance: $2,622

Health insurance coverage for students who do not have comparable coverage under another plan.

One-time Document Fee: $150

New students pay this one-time fee to cover the cost of university documents such as official transcripts.

International Student Administrative Fee: $306

Entering international students with certain visas must also pay this one-time fee for administrative support.

 

*The University of California Regents mandates that all students have health insurance. UC Davis automatically enrolls all registered students in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). If students have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in UC SHIP, they must apply for a UC SHIP waiver by the date specified for their school.