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2018-19 Nonresident Tuition and Fees Explained

Here, we show the tuition and fees for students coming from beyond California for a world-class education. National and international students pay an additional nonresident supplemental tuition and one-time document fee. Entering international students with certain visas must also pay a one-time fee for administrative support. 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.

2018-19 Nonresident Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Undergraduate FeesFall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring QuarterAnnually
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition$9,664.00$9,664.00$9,664.00$28,992.00
Student Services Fee$376.00$376.00$376.00$1,128.00
Campus-based Fees$610.77$610.77$610.77$1,832.31
TOTAL, Nonresidents$14,464.77$14,464.77$14,464.77$43,394.31
Health Insurance*$762.00$762.00$762.00$2,286.00

Nonresident tuition and fees: $43,394.31

University of California Tuition: $11,442
Student Services Fee: $1,128

Funds non-academic services and activities in support of students including counseling, advising, tutoring and student information systems.

Nonresident Supplemental Tuition: $28,992

Students who are not residents of California pay this fee on top of the UC tuition. Provides funding for instruction and operating costs in lieu of state support.

UC Davis Campus-based Fees: $1,832.31
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 Health Services Fee: $155.49

Provides operating budget support for student health and counseling services (1997 referendum).

ASUCD: $105

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).

Unitrans: $18

Supports the Unitrans operating budget and financial aid (2007 referendum).

California Aggie Fee: $11.86

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) Fee: $9


*Health Insurance: $2,286

Health insurance coverage for students who do not have comparable coverage under another plan.

International Student Administrative Fee: $258

Supports administrative processing of visas for entering international students.

One-time Document Fee: $150

New students pay this one-time fee to cover the cost of university documents such as official transcripts.


*The University of California Regents mandates that all students have health insurance. UC Davis automatically enrolls all registered students in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). If students have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in UC SHIP, they must apply for a UC SHIP waiver by the date specified for their school. More information about the UC SHIP is available at Student Health and Counseling Services.

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