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Budgets for Undergraduates 2014-2015

See UCSD's estimated basic budgets for undergraduates for the 2014–2015 academic year.

Use this estimated budget 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. Your basic budget may also have add-ons for nonresident costs and orientation fees.

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Estimated Budget/Cost of Attendance for Undergraduates 2014–2015

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Living with Parents

On Campus

Off Campus

Tuition and Fees

UC Systemwide Tuition/Fees: $12,192
UCSD Campus Fees: $1,264

Total CA Resident Tuition/Fees:
$13,456 $13,456 $13,456

Housing and Meals

$4,643 $12,254 $9,650

Books and Supplies

$1,509 $1,509 $1,509


$1,624 $771 $1,560

Other Educational Costs

Personal Expenses $1,991 $1,623 $1,908
Health Insurance Fee/Allowance $1,632 $1,632 $1,632
CA Resident Totals $24,855 $31,245 $29,715

Additional Estimated Costs for Non-California Residents

Non-CA Resident Supplemental Tuition* $22,878 $22,878 $22,878
Non-CA Resident Totals $47,733 $54,123 $52,593

Mandatory Orientation Fees

  • Entering freshmen: $149
  • Entering transfers: $81


All estimated budgets are always subject to change.

*Non-California resident students applying for financial aid: Non-California residents pay Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition (currently estimated to be $22,878 annually) in addition to charges paid by in-state students. The university is unable to provide university grant or scholarship support for this additional tuition cost. Federal loans, which must be repaid by you or your family, may help cover some or all of this cost. Any remaining amount remains the family’s responsibility.