UC Davis Tuition & Cost Guide

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Cost to Attend

In State


California Residents

  • Tuition: $11,220
  • Books and Supplies: $1,576
  • Other Fees: $2,731
  • Room and Board: $14,571

Out of State


Non Residents

  • Tuition: $35,928
  • Books and Supplies: $1,576
  • Other Fees: $2,731
  • Room and Board: $14,571

*All tuition data is sourced from the 2015/2016 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Annual Prices

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $34,377 to attend University of California Davis on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $11,220 for tuition, $14,571 room and board, $1,576 for books and supplies and $2,731 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $59,085 which is 71.9% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $35,928 while room and board is $14,571, books and supplies are $1,576 and other fees come in at $2,731.

Financial Aid and Student Loans - What does it really cost to attend?

The average reported annual net price for University of California Davis for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,231 in 2014/2015.

Aid Amount Percent Receiving Aid
Average Annual Total Grant Aid $17,183 67%
Average Pell Grant $4,564 37%
Average Annual Federal Student Loan $5,233 41%

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of California Davis, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $56,288. The loan balance of $56,288 is a four year multiple of the $14,072 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $588 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $56,288
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $587.71
Total Interest Paid $14,237.31
Sum of All Loan Payments $70,525.31

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current published cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of California Davis to be $137,508 - assuming graduation in normal time. Our estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
California Residents $34,377 $36,783 $39,358 $42,113
Non Residents $59,085 $63,221 $67,646 $72,382

Per Credit Hour and Per Class Prices

We estimate the cost for a class at University of California Davis as follows based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of California Davis versus other colleges.

Cost Per Credit Hour Cost Per Class (3 credit hr) Cost Per Class (4 credit hr)
Out of State Residents $0 $0 $0

Historical Tuition Prices

The cost to attend college is continually rising. The table below will provide perspective as to the historical tuition increases reported for University of California Davis and what it has cost to attend in past years.

California Resident Out of State Annual Percent Change
2010 $9,358 $32,027 8.4%
2009 $8,635 $29,243 6.3%
2008 $8,124 $27,744 7.2%
2007 $7,576 $26,260 1.6%
2006 $7,457 $24,449 -1.3%
2005 $7,557 $24,513 17.4%
2004 $6,438 $20,648 39%
2003 $4,630 $16,974 0.8%
2002 $4,595 $15,669 12.8%
2001 $4,072 $14,686 0.9%
2000 $4,034 $14,208 -2.9%
1999 $4,153 $13,727 -4.1%
1998 $4,331 $13,315 2.4%
1997 $4,230 $12,624 1.3%
1996 $4,174 $11,873 -4.6%
1995 $4,374 $12,076 17.8%
1994 $3,712 $11,411 24.6%
1993 $2,980 $10,679 22.6%
1992 $2,430 $10,129 42.9%
1991 $1,701 $7,617 5.9%
1990 $1,606 $7,405 4.9%
1989 $1,531 $6,337 4.4%
1988 $1,467 $5,632 14.1%
1987 $1,286 $5,372 0%

Tuition Payments

Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110644 IPEDS survey data for University of California Davis.

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