Student Cost Estimate

You CAN Afford a Quarter in Washington. The UCSC Financial Aid Office adjusts aid awards to meet the increased costs of participating in the Quarter in Washington Program!!

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

   ESTIMATED STUDENT COST FOR 2017-18 UCDC PROGRAM

UCSC Registration Fees (est.)  $4,675
Housing $3,326
Campus Health Insurance* $   961
Food (groceries + restaurants) $1,280
Books & Supplies $   250
Household Expenses $   300
Airfare to DC (Round-trip) $   700
Metro Transportation ($50 week)  $   500
Taxis (1-3 per week)  $   100
Entertainment/Sightseeing $   500
Personal Wardrobe $   500
TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS (Approx.) $13,187

*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 on-line 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.

OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS:

Most UCDC Alumni indicate that, overall, living expenses in Washington seemed to be more expensive than living expenses while attending UCSC. Alumni also remark that they tend to eat more meals at restaurants while in DC.