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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $31,286
Out-of-state: $57,968
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,515
Out-of-state: $40,197
Room and Board
$13,874
Books and Supplies
$1,470
Other Expenses
$2,427
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 Deadline 
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 2016-17 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants3,429 (81.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need2,553 (74.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,441 (95.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met522 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met83%
Average Award$24,936
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,359 (96.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,079
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,959 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,772
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 47 (1.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift322 (7.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,020
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants12,677 (76.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need10,730 (84.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid10,371 (96.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met2,705 (26.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met84%
Average Award$24,821
Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,020 (96.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,041
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,012 (77.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,013
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 107 (1.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1,172 (7.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,064
Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$22,582
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
16.0%

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
190
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
72
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
21
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
First-Generation College Students, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
1,025
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$2,649
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.55 3.88 639 633 28
Low 2.70 3.00 420 490 17
High 4.00 4.70 800 770 35
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