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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $32,019
Out-of-state: $55,155
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,446
Out-of-state: $36,582
Room and Board
$14,730
Books and Supplies
$1,449
Other Expenses
$2,394
Payment PlansInstallment plan, deferred payment

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailfin_aid@cats.ucsc.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlineMarch 2
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001321
Free
State Aid Form 

PROFILE OF 2014-15 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants3,368 (83.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need2,772 (82.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,685 (96.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met489 (18.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met81%
Average Award$24,303
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,622 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,339
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,141 (79.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,757
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 23 (.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift345 (8.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,860
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants12,682 (80.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need11,099 (70.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid10,832 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met2,311 (21.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met82%
Average Award$23,134
Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,569 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,125
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,502 (78.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,912
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 75 (.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift721 (4.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,887
Borrowing
2014 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness of
2014 Graduates
$22,583
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
20.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans 
Other Loans 
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Computer Science
Number of Awards
177
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Computer Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
104
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Theater/Drama, Music, Creative Writing
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
2
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
First-Generation College Students, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
652
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
First-Generation College Students, Veterans, Out-of-State Students, International Students
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$1,955
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.48 3.74 593 592 589 27
Low 1.88 1.90 340 325 340 14
High 4.00 4.82 800 800 800 35
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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