Paying for UCI

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$43,507 ($13,753)
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$28,456 ($13,354)
On-campus Living Costs
$20,246
Off-campus Living Costs
$18,045

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of University of California-Irvine are $13,753 for California residents and $43,507 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $13,354 for California residents and $28,456 for out-of-state students.
Compare to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California, the undergraduate tuition & fees are very expensive and the graduate tuition & fees are relatively expensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as William & Mary and Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, tuition & fees of University of California-Irvine is relatively expensive where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $36,185.
The average living cost of the school is $20,246 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $18,045.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at University of California-Irvine are $13,753 for California residents and $43,507 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 1.85% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $13,354 for California residents and $28,456 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 0.02% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
California ResidentsOut-of-StateCalifornia ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$13,252$37,960$13,010$28,112
2017$13,360$40,042$13,064$28,166
2018$13,738$41,752$13,400$28,502
2019$13,700$42,692$13,344$28,446
2020$13,727$43,481$13,349$28,451
2021$13,753$43,507$13,354$28,456

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $20,246 including room & board and other living expenses (a student lives in on-campus housing such as dormitory and school-owned apartment). For students living in off-campus housing, the average living cost is $18,045.
The living cost at the school has increased by 5.46% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$12,947$4,154$9,428$5,146
2017$13,429$4,375$9,814$5,383
2018$14,861$3,902$11,897$4,904
2019$15,263$3,935$12,424$4,968
2020$16,135$4,111$12,861$5,184
2021$16,677$4,250$14,034$5,116

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,390 at University of California-Irvine. The books & supplies cost has increased by 1.98% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

University of California-Irvine 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,749
2017$1,766
2018$1,357
2019$1,363
2020$1,390
2021$1,361

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

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