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University of California - Santa Cruz G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

Will You go to UC Santa Cruz for Free Thanks to the G.I. Bill®?

How much will attending University of California - Santa Cruz cost you? Below you'll find a breakdown of the G.I. Bill® tuition assistance and more for UC Santa Cruz.

Why is the G.I. Bill® Important?

G.I. Bill® Tuition assistance is limited. Check out below if UC Santa Cruz's tuition is covered. Be sure to check out the G.I. Bill® information for each school you're considering because each school's coverage varies.

Attend University of California - Santa Cruz as a Veteran and Walk Away With at Least $535

Thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (assuming you fully qualify), we expect your yearly benefits to exceed your cost to attend University of California - Santa Cruz by at least $535.

Veteran Sticker Price$35,242
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$35,777
Total In Your Pocket$535

Public College Tuition Fully Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

If you live in California and you qualify for full benefits, your tuition and fees will be covered by your Post-9/11 benefits. If you live outside of California and it has been less than three years since your discharge University of California - Santa Cruz will consider you an in-state student anyways and you will be fully covered.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$14,025
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$14,025
Total In Your Pocket-$0
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Participation Could Not Be Determined

Unfortunately, it looks like University of California - Santa Cruz does not participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you will have to pay some tuition out of pocket unless you qualify for other financial aid.

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

We wanted to talk to you about the per credit fees at University of California - Santa Cruz and whether or not they fall below the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel. This information was not available.

Your Living Expenses Likely Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what University of California - Santa Cruz thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential credit in your favor of $697. It is possible that your living expenses will be more than covered!

Off Campus Living Expenses$20,055
Post-9/11 Benefit$20,752
Total In Your Pocket$697
A MHA of $2,594 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what University of California - Santa Cruz estimates your expenses to be ($1,162).

Supplies Expenses$1,162
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total Out Of Pocket$162
Not Happy With This College? Is University of California - Santa Cruz not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
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