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Important Updates

Teaching Credential

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.  


Teaching Credential

Cost of attendance for teaching credential students
Expenses 2021-22 2022-23
Tuition and Fees (1) $16,081 $16,437
Health Insurance (1) $7,012 $7,378
Books and Supplies $1,534 $1,534
Room & Board (2) $17,154 $17,695
Personal Expenses $1,921 $1,959
Transportation $2,5351 $2,586
Total for California Residents (3)
(includes health insurance)
$46,237 $47,589
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition
(for California nonresidents)
$15,102 $15,102
Total for Nonresidents
(includes health insurance)
$61,339 $62,691

  • Footnote (1)
  • 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. 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. 
  • 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.