University of California 2011 Accountability Report

Indicator 3.3
Average gift aid, cost of attendance and net cost for very-low-income students, UC campuses and public AAU institutions, 2008-09

Average net cost (income<$30k) Average gift aid (income<$30k) Published cost of attendance (average of all)
North Carolina $2,366 $13,828 $16,194
Florida $3,188 $12,207 $15,395
Indiana $3,337 $15,970 $19,307
Georgia Tech $3,490 $12,562 $16,052
Virginia $3,904 $16,584 $20,488
Texas A&M $4,902 $14,939 $19,841
Michigan State $4,971 $14,959 $19,930
Purdue $5,285 $13,018 $18,303
Michigan $6,144 $16,462 $22,606
Wisconsin $6,246 $12,612 $18,858
Maryland $6,444 $14,387 $20,831
Riverside $6,739 $16,297 $23,036
Minnesota $6,743 $13,783 $20,526
Illinois $6,963 $17,617 $24,580
Arizona $7,003 $11,005 $18,008
Oregon $7,118 $10,664 $17,782
SUNY Stony Brook $7,174 $10,387 $17,561
SUNY Buffalo $7,343 $9,341 $16,684
Los Angeles $7,495 $17,230 $24,725
Santa Barbara $7,644 $18,692 $26,336
Nebraska $8,034 $9,077 $17,111
Iowa $8,151 $10,536 $18,687
Berkeley $8,170 $18,105 $26,275
Merced $8,171 $15,347 $23,518
Texas $8,184 $13,463 $21,647
Irvine $8,283 $15,000 $23,283
Ohio State $8,305 $14,249 $22,554
Davis $8,825 $15,774 $24,599
San Diego $9,071 $14,362 $23,433
Santa Cruz $9,376 $16,499 $25,875
Iowa State $9,576 $8,266 $17,842
Colorado $10,119 $13,142 $23,261
Missouri $11,254 $9,223 $20,477
Washington $11,661 $7,736 $19,397
Kansas $12,826 $5,656 $18,482
Pittsburgh $13,131 $12,706 $25,837
Penn State $14,460 $12,282 $26,742
Rutgers $19,949 $4,246 $24,195

Comparatively higher costs of attendance at UC campuses are offset by higher than average amounts of gift aid awarded to very-low-income students.

The total cost of attendance is higher at UC campuses than at most other public AAU institutions because of the high cost of living in California and because UC counts more student expenses in its cost-of-attendance calculations than many other comparison institutions.

UC provides among the highest levels of gift aid ($14,000 to $19,000) of all AAU public institutions.

You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.