University of California-Santa Barbara

University of California-Santa Barbara is a public school located in Santa Barbara, CA

Average Annual Tuition at University of California-Santa Barbara

The latest data we have for University of California-Santa Barbara's annual average net costs are from 2018. These costs and and the average California schools include tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and fees minus the average grants and scholarships for federal financial aid recipients.

In-state Tuition Out-of-state Tuition Median Debt Avgerate Net Cost
University of California-Santa Barbara $14,391 $43,383 $15,000 $16,236
CA Average $9,159 $25,648 $16,250 $12,106

As you can see, annual costs at University of California-Santa Barbara have risen over the last few years, and are projected to continue to skyrocket based on our analysis.

Actual Costs      Projected Costs

Colleges and universities across the United States experienced cost (tuition + living) increases of 2.5% in 2019. This most recent inflation figure was down slightly from the 2.9 percent in 2018 and 3.4 percent in 2017, but still underscores the rising costs of sending your children to higher education.

These rising costs are hitting closer to home in California as well. California's' higher education costs rose by 68.5% in just the last 10 years, ranking as the 7th highest state.

University of California-Santa Barbara Financial Assistance

35% of students enrolled at University of California-Santa Barbara receive some form of Federal loan assistance. You can view University of California-Santa Barbara's student aid calculator here.

Use a 529 Plan to Offset Rising Education Costs

One of the most sound investments you can make to help pay for your child's higher education is by using a 529 plan. These funds grow in a tax-free environment, and generally have a 3-5% rate of return. The only catch is that all funds need to be used for higher education, and if not... there are monetary penalties imposed when withdrawn for other uses.

TIAA-CREF took over the management of California's ScholarShare 529 from Fidelity in November 2011. The plan features two age-based options; one using actively managed mutual funds and one using index mutual funds. It also offers 17 static investment options.

State Plan Name:ScholarShare College Savings Plan
Minimum Contribution:$25
Maximum Contribution:Account balances cannot exceed $475,000 per designated beneficiary. Balances continue to accrue earnings.
Fees:0.03% asset management fee and a 0.05% board administrative fee

California School Statistics


We've analyzed all other higher education schools in CA, and wrapped it up nicely into a report for you. View our CA analysis report.

There are 34 other accredited public schools located in the state of California. You can view all CA schools here.