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Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 18,140
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 59%
Average Aid Amount $18,914
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 3,627
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 60%

Financial Aid Information at UCSD

For the academic year 2020-2021, a total of 18,140 students (59% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $18,914. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students), 3,627 students (60% of enrolled students) received financial aid.
The 2022 undergraduate tuition & fees at University of California-San Diego is $14,700 for California residents and $44,454 for out-of-state students, for reference.

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the academic year 2020-2021, a total of 18,140 students (59% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $18,914. It includes federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid. The following table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at University of California-San Diego for all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at University of California-San Diego
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid18,14059%$18,914
Pell Grants10,87235%$4,978
Federal Student Loans9,67731%$5,604

Beginning Students Financial Aid

a total of 3,627 beginning students (60% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 3,470 students (58% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree-seeking beginning undergraduate students. The below table shows the number and amount by the source of financial aid at University of California-San Diego.
Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at University of California-San Diego
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid3,62760%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources3,26354%$18,530
Federal Grants2,60043%$4,582
Pell Grants1,89832%$5,114
Other Federal Grants2,04234%$1,080
State/Local Grants2,35739%$11,210
Institutional Grants2,72745%$8,114
Student Loans1,98333%$6,268
Federal Student Loans1,91532%$4,682
Other Student Loans93516%$3,705

Students Headcount by Living Status

For academic year 2020-2021, total 3,028 full-time beginning students have enrolled and attended University of California-San Diego. Among them, 2,266 students have lived on campus and 143 students lived off campus (without family). Next table shows the students count by living status and years.
Student Headcount by Living Location/Setting at University of California-San Diego
Living Status201820192020
Living On-Campus2,8943,2082,266
Living Off-Campus with Family163290619
Living Off-Campus without Family92158143

Grants and Scholarship Aid By Income Level (Paying In-State Tuition)

Next table shows number of students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded any grant/scholarship by income level for academic year 2020-2021 . The sources of grants and scholarship aid are the federal government, state/local government, or the institution.
Grants of Scholarship Aid Statistics By Income Level at University of California-San Diego
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedTotal Amount Aid Awarded Average Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,5722,417$46,295,840$18,000
$0 - $30,000854854$19,998,293$23,417
$30,001 - $48,000534534$11,782,325$22,064
$48,001 - $75,000478475$9,048,375$18,930
$75,001 - $110,000312303$3,848,115$12,334
$110,001 or more394251$1,618,732$4,108