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Tuition Cost

Tuition is set by the Regents of the University of California, and varies from year to year. A list of currently approved tuition and fees can be viewed on the Office of the Registrar website here

However, this does not give a robust picture of the true cost of attendance, because it does not take into account other costs, such as housing, books, and incidentals. To get a more complete sense of the true cost of attendance, please visit our Cost of Attendance calculator. For general tuition information, please refer to the General Catalog.

To get an estimated of your Financial Aid Award Letter please visit the Net Price Calculator with options for Dependent and Independent Estimators. The Net Price Calculator provides an estimated Financial Aid Award Letter for full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students only. These estimates do not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance or a final net price; they are only estimates based on cost of attendance and Financial Aid provided to students. All estimated values are subject to change and to the availability of funding.

To access historical tuition and fees, please visit the University of California Office of the President's website here.

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