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, as shown above.
Nonresident tuition and fees: $43,457.31
University of California Tuition: $11,502
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition: $28,014
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:
the construction and maintenance of the Student Health and Wellness Center (opened in 2010)
expansion of the Coffee House (2010)
improvements to the Unitrans bus service, (2009 and 2014), the new Silo terminal (2008) and improvements to the Memorial Union terminal (2014)
athletic awards for NCAA Division I play
the Student Community Center (2012)
Facilities and Campus Enhancements Fee: $438.48
This fee supports:
improvements to the Equestrian Center (2007) and other recreation programs;
financial aid (1999 referendum).
Student Services Maintenance Fee/Student Activities and Services Initiative Fee: $366.60
This fee supports the following student services:
intercollegiate, intramural and sports programs;
campus recreation programs;
the Equestrian Center; and
the Pavilion (1994 referendum).
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: $2,259
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.