Cost of Attendance

Your Financial Aid cost of attendance (or "budget") is an estimate of the expenses you will have as a student while attending the University of California, Santa Barbara. Some of the figures used in the cost of attendance are averages from the Cost of Attendance Survey administered by the University of California, Office of the President. Other figures are exact (such as tuition and fees). The cost of attendance is the maximum amount of Financial Aid that any student may received in their award letter. The cost of attendance is based off the 9-month academic year.

2024-2025 Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

2023-2024 Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

2024-2025 Graduate Cost of Attendance

2023-2024 Graduate Cost of Attendance

These figures may not be final - actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California or, as authorized, by the President of the University of California. Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown on these pages.

*You can also view local housing cost information from the U.S Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD) and on the on the UCSB Community Housing website. Keep in mind local averages are not used to determine student cost budgets.