What to Know About Tuition & Fees
Prepare financially for your education. Compare UCSB's tuition and fees to other typical colleges. Check for tuition developments and potential increases to find out whether you should budget for more resources for the next four years of college bills.
Tuition & Fees Comparison
The next table outlines how UCSB measures up to other schools nationally, regionally and by state.
|Nationwide||Far Western US||California|
|Tuition and Fees||Expensive||Expensive||Expensive|
|In-State Tuition and Fees||Above Average||Above Average||Above Average|
In-State Students Can Receive a Discounted Tuition
UCSB tuition and fees is dramatically lowered for students living in California. For in-state students, tuition and fees is set at $14,451 for the 2018 - 2019 year, 66.0% off the price charged to out-of-state students. Tuition is $11,502 and fees $2,949.
UCSB out-of-state undergrads paid $42,465 in fees and tuition in 2018 - 2019. $2,949 was for fees, and $39,516 was tuition.
The next table outlines the costs defined above for the 2018 - 2019 academic year.
See UCSB cost per credit hour here.
Are Tuition & Fees Increasing or Decreasing?
University of California - Santa Barbara tuition and fees for out-of-state students grew at a standard annual rate of 4.2% over the past 5 years. In the same time period, tuition grew by 4.3% and fees grew by 3.8%. Due to this, we estimate the cost of tuition and fees for this year will total $44,249.
For a two-year degree, we estimate tuition and fees will be $90,355 and for a four year degree to be $188,460. Remember, this does not include additional costs including room and board, books, and transportation.
Take a look at this next chart to discern how UCSB fees and tuition might increase including residence based discounts in the future.
Pay attention to how much college fees and tuition is rising annually. At many schools undergrads will end up spending more money on their final year of college than they did for their first.
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