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University of California - Santa Barbara Cost

Net Price

Net Price
$15,149/ year
National
$15,523
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,954/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,076/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,176/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,037/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,768/ year

Net price is the average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Sticker Price

In-State Tuition
$14,073/ year
Out-of-State Tuition
$40,755/ year
Average Housing Costs
$14,015/ year
Average Meal Plan Cost
Books & Supplies
$1,431/ year
Tuition Guarantee Plan
No
Tuition Payment Plan
No
Prepaid Tuition Plan
No

Loans

Students Taking Out Loans
41%
Average Loan Amount
$5,195/ year
National
$6,768

Financial Aid

Any Financial Aid
70%
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,104/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Aid
  • Federal Grant Aid
    39%
  • State Grant Aid
    47%
  • Institution Grant Aid
    60%
  • Pell Grant
    39%
Average Aid Awarded
  • Federal Grant Aid
    $4,797
  • State Grant Aid
    $11,177
  • Institution Grant Aid
    $10,346
  • Pell Grant Amount
    $4,797
Poll
Which statement best describes your financial aid experience at this school?
Based on 427 responses
  • It went smoothly, and I received the financial aid I needed.
    36%
  • The process was a hassle, but I received the financial aid I needed.
    22%
  • It was an absolute headache, and it took multiple attempts to receive any aid.
    9%
  • It is an ongoing process that I am still dealing with.
    22%
  • I did not apply for financial aid.
    11%
Financial Aid Website

Overall Value

Value
A
Based on average net price, earnings potential, student and alumni reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
68%
of students feel like they are getting their money's worth out of their program.129 responses
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
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