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Undergraduate Registration Fees

Find tuition and fees for the 2020–2021 academic year for UC San Diego's undergraduate programs. All fees are subject to change.

Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year. Figures for tuition represent currently approved amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

Full payment of all fees is required to complete registration.

Registration Fees

Fall 2020

Winter 2021

Spring 2021

Annual Total

Registration Fee Payment Deadline
UC System Fees  
Student Services Fee $376.00 $376.00 $376.00 $1,128.00
Tuition $3,814.00 $3,814.00 $3,814.00 $11,442.00
UC San Diego Fees  
Campus Activity Fee $74.81 $74.81 $74.81 $224.43
University Center Fee $104.40 $104.40 $104.40


RIMAC Recreation Facility Fee $95.00 $95.00 $95.00 $285.00
Canyonview Recreation Facility Fee $22.00 $22.00 $22.00 $66.00
ICA Student Activity Fee $310.26 $310.26 $310.26 $930.78
Mandatory Health Insurance $692.00 $692.00 $692.00 $2,076.00
CAPS/Student Mental Health Fee $20.71 $20.71 $20.71 $62.13
Student Transportation Fee $65.55 $65.55 $65.55 $196.65
Document Fee (one-time newly admitted students) $165.00 -- -- $165.00
International Student Visa Administration Fee $100.00 -- -- $100.00
Total for California Residents
$5,839.73 $5,574.73 $5,574.73 $16,989.19
UC San Diego Nonresident Fees
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition $9,918.00 $9,918.00 $9,918.00 $29,754.00
Total for California Nonresidents
$15,757.73 $15,492.73 $15,492.73 $46,743.19

Important Notes:

  • Health Insurance: Health insurance is required as a condition of enrollment. Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) however, students already covered by an insurance plan may qualify for a health fee waiver. Please see the Student Health Insurance Plan page for more information, including waiver criteria, submission process and deadline.

  • CAPS/Student Mental Health Fee: $20.71 per Quarter, effective Fall 2020

  • Additional Undergraduate College Fees: All new UC San Diego freshmen will be billed an average one-time Orientation fee of $181.00 and new transfers an average one-time Orientation fee of $120.00. Students in the following colleges are assessed an additional college activity fee per quarter: Muir, $17.00; Revelle, $9.00; Thurgood Marshall, $10.75; Warren, $9.05; Eleanor Roosevelt, $12.50; Sixth, $12.37; Seventh, TBD Fall 2021.

  • Non-California Residents: See Residence for Tuition Purposes.