UC Santa Cruz Tuition Fee Statistics

  • As of 22/23, annual tuition fees for undergraduates at UC Santa Cruz were $11,928.
  • Undergraduate tuition fees have risen by 4.25% between 2020 and 2023.
  • Tuition fees for graduates were $11,700.
  • Graduate tuition fees have risen by 2.25% between 2020 and 2023.
  • Tuition fees for UC Santa Cruz undergraduates are 1.95% higher than for graduates.
  • Annual student services fees for undergraduates were $1,176.
  • Student services fees for graduates were $1,152.
  • Student services fees for UC Santa Cruz undergraduates are 2.08% higher than for graduates.
  • California nonresident undergraduates at UC Santa Cruz pay an annual supplement of $31,026, while graduates must pay $15,102.
  • Nonresident supplements for UC Santa Cruz undergraduates are 105.44% higher than for graduates.

Official fees for undergraduates

  • As of 22/23, annual tuition fees for undergraduates at UC Santa Cruz were $11,928.
  • Annual student services fees for undergraduates at UC Santa Cruz were $1,176.
  • California nonresident undergraduates at UC Santa Cruz had to pay an annual supplement of $31,026.
Fee type2020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition$11,442$11,442$11,928+ 4.25%
Student services$1,128$1,128$1,176+ 4.26%
Nonresident supplement$29,754$29,754$31,026+ 4.28%
(Additional fees such as campus fees and health insurance are not included)

Official fees for graduates

  • As of 22/23, annual tuition fees for graduates at UC Santa Cruz were $11,700.
  • Annual student services fees for graduates at UC Santa Cruz were $1,152.
  • California nonresident graduates at UC Santa Cruz had to pay an annual supplement of $15,102.
Fee type2020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition$11,442$11,442$11,700+ 2.25%
Student services$1,128$1,128$1,152+ 2.13%
Nonresident supplement$15,102$15,102$15,102=
(Additional fees such as campus fees and health insurance are not included. Professional qualifications also include a supplement)

A graph is given below to show key annual fees for UC institutions during the 2022/23 year:

UC Santa Cruz financial aid

  • As of the 2021/22 academic year, 67% of freshmen at UC Santa Cruz received financial aid.
  • 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.
  • The average amount of aid received was $17,161.
  • This figure includes institutional aid, alongside federal, state, local and other sources.

UC Santa Cruz FAQ

How many students does UC Santa Cruz have?

  • UC Santa Cruz has 19,161 students as of 2020.
    • Of this, 17,207 are undergraduates.
    • 1,954 are graduates.

How big is the UC Santa Cruz campus?

  • The UC Santa Cruz campus occupies approximately 2,000 acres.