We've crunched the numbers


Our estimate of your costs of going to school as a new graduate student include tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, and miscellaneous items. We also include an amount for personal expenses, which obviously will vary based on your lifestyle and choices. You’ll see the estimated costs for the 2021-22 academic year on the table below.

Keep in mind that it’s up to you where you live while you’re in school—with your family, in a residence 1all on campus, or an apartment on or off campus. They all come with their own advantages—and costs. We suggest you check out CashCourse to help create your budget. 

Note that these numbers may not be final. Actual tuition, fees and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California, and could be impacted by factors including changes in state funding. Also, tuition and mandatory fees won’t be refunded if instruction is delivered remotely for any part of the 2021-22 academic year.

Estimated Budgets for 2021-22 New Graduate Students


For nonresidents of California, add $15,102 Nonresident Tuition to the costs below.

Living at Home
Living on Verano
Living on Campus Village
Living on Palo Verde
Living Off-Campus**
Books and Supplies
$1,720.93
$1,720.93
$1.720.93
$1,720.93
$1,720.93
Room and Board
$13,980.00
$15,096.00
$15,061.00
$13,980.00
$25,951.00
Personal
$2,988.91
$2,988.91
$2,988.91
$2,988.91
$2,988.91
Transportation
$3,137.60
$3,137.60
$3,137.60
$3,137.60
$3,137.60
Subtotal
$21,827.45
$21,827.45
$22,943.45
$22,908.45
$33,798.45
$18,116.94
$18,116.94
$18,116.94
$18,116.94
$18,116.94
Total
$39,944.39
$39,944.39
$41,060.39
$41,025.39
$51,915.39