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Budgets for Graduate Students 2016-2017

See UCSD's estimated basic budgets for graduate education costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Use these estimated budgets to help decide how much money you'll need to attend UCSD and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal. Your actual costs may differ.

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Estimated Budgets for Graduate Students 2016-2017

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Living with parents

On campus

Off campus

Tuition and Feesa

CA Resident Tuition/Fees $16,630 $16,630 $16,630

UC Systemwide Tuition/Fees $12,294e
UCSD Campus Fees $790e 
UCSD Health Insurance Fee $3,546e

Housing and Meals

$4,861 $12,125 $17,604

Books and Supplies

$1,477 $1,477 $1,477


$2,595 $2,595 $2,595

Other Educational Costs

Personal Expenses

$2,187 $2,198 $2,194
Estimated CA Resident Cost Totalsb $27,750 $35,025 $40,500

Additional Estimated Costs for Non-California Residents

Non-CA Resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102 $15,102 $15,102
Non-CA Resident Cost Totalsd $42,852 $50,127 $55,602

a) All new entering graduate and professional graduate students* will be billed a one-time Document Fee of $100.
b) The Cost of Attendance (COA) includes the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) of $3,546. For additional UC SHIP information, visit https://wellness.ucsd.edu/studenthealth/insurance/uc-ship/.
c) Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding, or other developments.
d) Non-California resident students applying for financial aid: Non-California residents pay Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition (currently estimated to be $15,102 annually) in addition to charges paid by in-state students. Loans must be repaid.
e) Included in the CA Resident Tuition and Fees total of $16,630.

Note: Professional graduate students in the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) formerly IR/PS, the RADY School of Management, the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) and other self-supporting programs will have different fees and budget costs.


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.