University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

Santa Cruz, CA

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University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz

Undergraduate Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees $13,416 $36,294
Room & Board $14,861 $14,861
Books & Supplies $1,406 $1,406
Other Expenses $3,612 $3,612
TOTAL $33,295 $56,173

Undergraduate Expenses

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Approximately 76% of those attending University of California, Santa Cruz receive financial aid. The average amount of federal, state, or local aid is $22,445. The average amount of student loans is $6,063. Make sure you apply to all grants and loans that you qualify for. You can also use our Scholarship Search to help you pay for college.


In-State:

  • Tuition & Fees: 40%
  • Room & Board: 45%
  • Books & Supplies: 4%
  • Other Expenses: 11%
Tuition & Fees 40%
Room & Board 45%
Books & Supplies 4%
Other Expenses 11%

Out-Of-State

  • Tuition & Fees: 65%
  • Room & Board: 26%
  • Books & Supplies: 3%
  • Other Expenses: 6%
Tuition & Fees 65%
Room & Board 26%
Books & Supplies 3%
Other Expenses 6%

Graduate Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees $11,220 $26,322

Financial Aid Received by University of California, Santa Cruz Students

  Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 42% $4,587
Local Grant 43% $11,392
Institutional Grant 64% $7,454
Pell Grant 42% $4,488
Student Loans 60% $6,063
TOTAL FINANCIAL AID 76% $22,445

Required Financial Aid Forms

  • FAFSA
  • State aid form

Types of Loans Available

  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans

Payment Plans

  • Deferred Payment Plan
  • School’s Own Payment Plan

Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Officer
Ann Draper
Director of Financial Aid
ann@ucsc.edu

Financial Aid Office

P (831) 459-2963
F (831) 459-3628
@ fin_aid@ucsc.edu

UCSC Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
University of California, Santa Cruz Grant $21,000 None
Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Awards Program $20,000 None
Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Award $10,000 March 1
Cal Grant A $9,708 March 2
Cal Grant B $9,708 March 2
University of California, Santa Cruz Scholarship $8,800 None
California Wine Grap Growers Foundation Scholarship $8,000 March 31
Regents Scholarship $6,000 None
CAPA Award $5,000 January 31
Elaine and Barry Gilbert College Scholarship Fund $5,000 November 1

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