Paying for UCSB

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$44,160 ($14,406)
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$28,656 ($13,554)
On-campus Living Costs
$21,190
Off-campus Living Costs
$18,863

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of University of California-Santa Barbara are $14,406 for California residents and $44,160 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $13,554 for California residents and $28,656 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 University of California-Davis and William & Mary, tuition & fees of University of California-Santa Barbara is average where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $42,705.
The average living cost of the school is $21,190 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $18,863.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at University of California-Santa Barbara are $14,406 for California residents and $44,160 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 1.76% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $13,554 for California residents and $28,656 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition & fees stay same as 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$13,968$38,676$13,193$28,295
2017$14,073$40,755$13,249$28,351
2018$14,451$42,465$13,569$28,671
2019$14,391$43,383$13,554$28,656
2020$14,391$44,145$13,554$28,656
2021$14,406$44,160$13,568$28,670

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $21,190 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 $18,863.
The living cost at the school has increased by 0.37% 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$14,594$5,238$9,461$5,679
2017$14,015$5,653$9,855$6,105
2018$15,169$5,348$11,825$5,706
2019$15,673$5,438$12,370$5,808
2020$15,520$5,670$12,818$6,045
2021$15,903$5,381$13,188$5,916

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,184 at University of California-Santa Barbara. The books & supplies cost has increased by 2.33% 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-Santa Barbara 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,403
2017$1,431
2018$1,143
2019$1,157
2020$1,184
2021$1,259

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

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