You can afford to participate in UCDC. The UCSC Financial Aid Office adjusts aid awards to meet the increased costs of participating in the UC Washington Program.

Estimated expenses are based on information from students who have participated in the UCDC program in recent quarters:

Estimated Student Cost for 2020-2021 UCDC Remote Program

UCSC Registration Fees (est.) 



$6,288 On-campus*

$4,818 Off-campus*

$ 2,278 Commuters or Living w/ relatives*

Campus Health Insurance**

$974 UC SHIP

Books & Supplies

$   500

Personal Expenses

$   300*


$   408*

Personal Wardrobe

$   250*


$ 13,395 (On-campus)

$ 11,925 (Off-campus)

$ 9,385 (Commuter or Living w/relatives)

* Costs will vary based on personal needs, spending habits, and living accommodations.

**The University of California Regents mandate that all students be covered by a health insurance plan. All full and part-time undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) unless they choose to submit an online insurance waiver confirming they have comparable health insurance coverage to the Health Center. Please note that a waiver of the UC SHIP may result in adjustments to awarded aid.

Tuition Statement

Fees posted here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. Actual tuition, fees, and other charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by State funding reductions. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus a student's final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown. 

Financial Aid Information

All UCDC Participants are encouraged to complete a FAFSA by the State’s priority deadline in early March (the year prior to UCDC participation) to ensure that you are considered for any financial aid for which you may be eligible.

Financial Aid eligibility criteria are the same when studying at UCDC or at UCSC. All UCSC financial aid (grants, scholarships, and loans – except work-study) is available to qualified UCDC students.

The UCSC Financial Aid Office adjusts aid awards to meet the modest increase in the cost of the UCDC Academic Internship Program. Upon selection, UCDC will provide participant names to the Financial Aid Office, who will recalculate awards based on the estimated costs above.