Tuition and fees explained
You know your tuition and fees go toward a great education. But just how is the money used? We pick up a calculator and break down the annual tuition and fees for undergraduate California residents studying full time. The figures below are estimates based on currently approved amounts, and may differ from figures used by Financial Aid and Scholarships to estimate cost of attendance, as shown above.
Tuition and fees for nonresidents
California Resident tuition and fees: $14,463
University of California Tuition: $11,502
Student Services Fee: $1,128
Funds non-academic services and activities in support of students including counseling, advising, tutoring and student information systems.
UC Davis Campus-based Fees: $1,756.52
Campus Expansion Initiative: $576.38
UC Davis students voted in a 2003 referendum to pass this fee for:
Facilities and Campus Enhancements Fee: $438.48
This fee supports:
Student Services Maintenance Fee/Student Activities and Services Initiative Fee: $366.60
This fee supports the following student services:
Student Services Health Fee: $155.49
Provides operating budget support for student health and counseling services (1997 referendum).
Provides support for the Unitrans bus service and the Associated Students of UC Davis (ASUCD), the student government for undergraduates (1934 referendum).
Memorial Union Fee: $85.50
Pays for the Memorial Union and Silo construction and renovation projects (1957 referendum and UC regents 1984).
Student Facilities Safety Fee: $66
Funds seismic and life-safety projects in student facilities (UC regents, 1997 and 2007).
Supports the Unitrans operating budget and financial aid (2007 referendum).
California Aggie Fee: $11.86
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) Fee: $9
*Health Insurance: $2,289
Health insurance coverage for students who do not have comparable coverage under another plan.
One-time Document Fee: $150
New students pay this one-time fee to cover the cost of university documents such as official transcripts.
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