Give careful consideration to the total financing of your university education. If you need funds beyond those that you and your family can provide, you should apply for financial aid well in advance of enrollment. There are deadlines for applying for financial aid; grants, loans, Work Study and scholarships.
For current student fee information, see Tuition & Fees. Every student must pay the quarterly fees, and any amounts charged to the student account, in full by the fee payment deadlines in the Fees & Billing calendar. A Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) is available, allowing students to pay quarterly student and housing fees in three monthly installments, or semester fees in four monthly installments.
Course Materials & Service Fees
Students may be charged fees in some courses for the use, rental or consumption of materials, tools or equipment, or for the costs of materials or services necessary to provide a special supplemental educational experience. For example, course materials fees may cover the purchase of chemicals and glassware for a science laboratory or art supplies for an art studio class. They might also cover film rentals, field trips, or the purchase or rental of specific equipment. Courses that may be subject to the course materials fee are listed in the Schedule Builder
. For a course materials fees list, see UC Davis Student Resources: Tuition & Fees.
Part-Time Students Fees
Students approved for part-time status for tuition purposes will be assessed one-half of Tuition. Nonresident students will also be assessed one-half of Nonresident Supplemental Tuition. There is no reduction in the Student Services Fee or in any of the campus-base fees. For more information and specific requirements, see Part-Time Status.
UC Employee-Student Fees
Reduced fees are available to UC career employees and certain UC retirees who are qualified for admission to the university. For full information, see Career Staff Reduced Fee.
International Student Expenses
International students are responsible for all of their expenses while studying at UC Davis. The expenses include nonresident supplemental tuition, systemwide tuition and fees, campus-based fees, room and board, books and a modest amount for personal expenses. For the latest costs, see Cost of Attendance. It is extremely important that students arrive on campus with sufficient funds for the entire academic year to cover all fees, tuition and expenses such as room and board, health insurance, books, supplies, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses. Careful budgeting is essential for international students.
During the admission process, most international undergraduate students are required to complete the "Confidential Financial Statement" form certifying that support funds are available for nine months. Students need to have adequate, reliable and continuing financial support for the whole time they are here. After students arrive in the United States, it is extremely difficult to obtain additional funding. The university does not offer grants or financial aid to international undergraduate students.
Residence for Tuition Information
For complete information for determination of residence for tuition, see Tuition & Residence
Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards
outstanding academic records are encouraged to apply for scholarships.
For information about scholarship application process, see Undergraduate & Prestigious Scholarships.