Graduates from the School of Education

Important Updates

Ph.D. in Education

How to understand your Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance is an estimated budget that the school uses to help students maximize financial aid opportunities. This budget is estimated using direct and indirect costs that a student will incur while enrolled in an academic program.

Direct Costs: Expenses that the student will pay directly to the school. These items include Tuition and Fees, Health Insurance, and Nonresident Supplemental Tuition (for California nonresidents).

Indirect Costs: Estimated expenses that the student will incur while enrolled in an academic program but will not pay to the school. These items include Books and Supplies, Room & Board, Personal Expenses, and Transportation.  

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education

Cost of attendance for Ph.D. in education students
Expenses 2020-21 2021-22
Tuition & Fees (1) $13,634 $13,612
Health Insurance (1) $5,193 $5,304
Books & Supplies $384 $396
Room & Board (2) $15,046 $15,654
Personal Expenses $1,830 $1,885
Transportation $2,215 $2,281
Total for California Residents (3)
(includes health insurance)
$38,302 $39,132
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition
(for California nonresidents)
$15,102 $15,102
Total for Nonresidents
(includes health insurance)
$53,082 $54,234

  • Footnote (1)
  • The tuition, fees, and charges posted here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final; actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California or, as authorized, by the President of the University of California. Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown. For the most recent tuition and fee amounts, please visit the UC Davis Tuition and Fees website.  For more information on actual off-campus rental costs please visit the Student Housing website. Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely.  Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.  Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final.  Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate.  Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.
  • Footnote (2) 
  • For estimates of off-campus housing costs near the UC Davis campus please review: Housing Costs Near UC Campuses.
  • Footnote (3)
  • If eligible for Federal Direct loans the Cost of Attendance will be $252 higher on your MyAwards than what is displayed here. The average Direct Loan fee for Graduate students is $252. Please note that this fee component will be displayed in your budget whether or not the loans are accepted.