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University of California, Santa Cruz Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Santa Cruz, CA

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $37,186
Out-of-state: $66,178
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,054
Out-of-state: $43,046
Room and Board
$16,916
Books and Supplies
$1,085
Other Expenses
$5,131
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
fin_aid@cats.ucsc.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001321
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,751 (74.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,962 (71.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,874 (95.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
413 (22.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$25,044
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,836 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,355
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,399 (74.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,706
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 38 (2.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
329 (8.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,414

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
11,516 (68.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,428 (81.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,083 (96.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,301 (25.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$25,453
Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,857 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,111
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,450 (71.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,773
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 148 (1.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,644 (9.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,206

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
56%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$21,375
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
17.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Computer Science, Education, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,055
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
71
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
23
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
First-Generation College Students, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
1,095
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,853

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