Can You Afford University of California - Davis?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at UC Davis' financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

Attendance Costs in 2020 - 2021 Varied Between $12,741 & $67,405

Worried about paying the full cost of $67,405 to attend University of California - Davis? That number can be deceiving, as the net amount most students will pay varies significantly.

For students living in California, the university offers a discount of 67.1% off tuition and fees. Also, 59.1% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $19,687. Students from low-income families receive an average of $24,910 in aid during their first year.

Cost for Residents of California (no aid)

Tuition and fees$14,597
+ Room and board$17,238
+ Other expenses$5,816
Total cost$37,651
Affordability Score (28 out of 100)
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Net Price for Residents of California (with average aid)

Total cost$37,651
- Grants and scholarships$19,687
Net price$17,964
Affordability Score (53 out of 100)
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Average Net Price for Low Income Residents of California

Total cost$37,651
- Grants and scholarships$24,910
Net price$12,741
Affordability Score (68 out of 100)
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Cost for Non-Residents (no aid)

Tuition and fees$44,351
+ Room and board$17,238
+ Other expenses$5,816
Total cost$67,405
Affordability Score (5 out of 100)
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Net Price for Non-Residents (with average aid)

Total cost$67,405
- Grants and scholarships$19,687
Net price$47,718
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Average Net Price for Low Income Non-Resident Undergraduates

Total cost$67,405
- Grants and scholarships$24,910
Net price$42,495
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at UC Davis.

Projected Costs Between $47,128 and $413,854 For a Four Year Degree. Between $24,093 and $200,712 For a Two Year Degree.

It can be a bit scary to look at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of a multi-year degree, however, doing so will help you better understand the financial commitment you are making.

The overall cost for on-campus, in-state students to attend University of California - Davis in 2020 - 2021 was $37,651. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 1.7% each year.

If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $38,957 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $41,002, for a bachelor degree candidate ($39,627 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $159,896 over the course of four years ($78,585 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.

The cost for out-of-state students is more, with an overall expected four-year cost of $299,685 based on a yearly growth rate of 3.0%. The expected two-year cost is $145,342.

Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.

Average Net Price at University of California - Davis

Cost With Interest for Residents of California

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-1.0%1.7%
Freshman year$12,182$17,617$38,957
Senior year$11,911$17,446$39,627
Total 2-year net price$24,093$35,063$78,585
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$9,178$13,358$29,938
Total monthly payment$277$404$904
Total amount paid$33,271$48,421$108,523
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-1.0%1.7%
Freshman year$12,182$17,617$38,957
Senior year$11,388$17,109$41,002
Total 4-year net price$47,128$69,450$159,896
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$17,954$26,458$60,914
Total monthly payment$542$799$1,840
Total amount paid$65,081$95,908$220,811

Cost With Interest for Out-Of-State Residents

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*2.1%3.0%
Freshman year$45,839$49,753$71,579
Senior year$47,608$50,803$73,763
Total 2-year net price$93,447$100,556$145,342
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$35,600$38,308$55,370
Total monthly payment$1,075$1,157$1,673
Total amount paid$129,047$138,864$200,712
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*2.1%3.0%
Freshman year$45,839$49,753$71,579
Senior year$51,355$52,969$78,331
Total 4-year net price$194,248$205,400$299,685
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$74,001$78,250$114,169
Total monthly payment$2,235$2,364$3,449
Total amount paid$268,249$283,649$413,854

Visit net price and financial aid to learn more about the total cost of attending University of California - Davis.

Further Questions to Consider

  • Do you know your deadlines?

    Meeting application deadlines for both the college and the FAFSA is crucial to getting financial aid.

  • When can you expect to begin receiving bills from the college?
  • Is there an option to make payments in monthly installments?

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