Santa Clara University

Cost of Attendance

At Santa Clara University, we know that cost often affects college choice. That is why we want you to know the total cost of your education at Santa Clara University and understand all your financial aid options for bringing this great opportunity within reach.

The Financial Aid Office establishes cost of attendance (budgets) that are used to determine financial aid eligibility as well as to provide students and their families with a reasonable estimate of the cost of attendance at Santa Clara University. These budgets include allowances for tuition, room, board, books, supplies and other expenses. The cost of attendance provides a more accurate and comprehensive picture of what it will cost to attend Santa Clara University.

NOTE: Cost of attendance figures are used for budgeting purposes only and represent an estimate of projected costs for the academic year. Students will receive a bill from the Bursar's Office that shows actual University charges.

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

Tuition: $42,156 (2013-14); $43,812 (2014-15)

Room & Board: $12,546 (2013-14); $12,921 (2014-15)
Room and board are estimated based on average cost. Students living in university housing will be billed for their actual room and meal-plan rates.

Books & Supplies: $1,710 (2013-14); $1,746 (2014-15)
Books and supplies are estimated based on average cost; actual costs may be more or less than this estimate based on a student's academic courses.

Transportation: $900 (2013-14); $864 (2014-15)
Transportation expenses are estimated based on average student costs for fuel, parking, public transportation, etc.

Miscellaneous Expenses: $2,277 (2013-14); $2,295 (2014-15)
Miscellaneous expenses are estimates based on average student cost for clothing, personal hygiene and grooming, entertainment and other miscellaneous expenses.

Total: $59,589 (2013-14); $61,638 (2014-15)

NOTE: The above cost of attendance may be adjusted for enrollment, differential tuition costs, off-campus residences and for students participating in approved study abroad programs.

Graduate Cost of Attendance

Tuition: $24,705 (Leavey School of Business), $19,920 (School of Engineering), $13,986 (School of Education and Counseling Psychology), $11,712 (Pastoral Ministries)

Room & Board: $11,268
Room and board are estimated based on average cost. Students living in university housing will be billed for their actual room and meal-plan rates.

Books & Supplies: $1,710
Books and supplies are estimated based on average cost; actual costs may be more or less than this estimate based on a student's academic courses.

Transportation: $1,323
Transportation expenses are estimated based on average student costs for fuel, parking, public transportation, etc.

Miscellaneous Expenses: $2,844
Miscellaneous expenses are estimates based on average student cost for clothing, personal hygiene and grooming, entertainment and other miscellaneous expenses.

Totals: $41,850 (Leavey School of Business), $37,065 (School of Engineering), $31,131 (School of Education and Counseling Psychology), $28,857 (Pastoral Ministries)

NOTE: The above cost of attendance may be adjusted for enrollment, tuition costs and differential of specific program.

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