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What UCSD Fin Aid Will You Get?

Rather than paying the full sticker price for a college education, most students receive a financial aid package that eases the burden with scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study options, while the amount and type of aid may vary among students.

Uncover the various financial aid options provided by UCSD and determine which ones you may be eligible for by continuing your exploration.

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What is Inside a Typical Financial Aid Package at UCSD?

University of California - San Diego average financial aid offer for freshmen students is $17,299.00. Approximately 60% of incoming freshmen obtain financial assistance, with the majority being offered as grants and scholarships.


College Discounts

Financial aid helps reduce the cost, or the full retail price of the college. However, be aware that the only true college discount is scholarships & grants.

What About Student Loans?

Uneasy about the debt that may be included in your financial aid plan? Find the average amount of debt per student at University of California - San Diego.

In addition to scholarships, 43% of freshman students (2600 total) obtained federal grant aid, averaging $4,582.00 a piece.

Number of UCSD Grants & Scholarships

The numbers and the graph following pertain to primarily federal grants, plus some local and state grants.

43% of freshman students at University of California - San Diego (2600 total) got a federal grant, averaging $4,582.00.


Financial Aid by Family Income

The table below demonstrates scholarship and grant allocations by income level for freshmen receiving any type of federal Title IV assistance, which includes Federal PLUS loans.

Income LevelPercent of FreshmanAverage Assistance
Income 0-30k14.21%$23,417.00
Income 30k-48k8.88%$22,064.00
Income 48k-75k7.90%$18,930.00
Income 75k-110k5.04%$12,334.00
Income 110k +4.18%$4,108.00

Title IV Aid

The table above shows undergrads who are getting Title IV aid, which is federal assistance from the government in the form of grants, loans, and work-study. Learn more here.

The Standard Undergraduate Receiving a Grant or Scholarship Obtains $17,299.00.

Of the 6011 undergraduate students at University of California - San Diego around 60% (3263 total) receive some form of grant aid. The typical amount awarded was $17,299.00.

Want to Know More About Tuition and Fee Prices?

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