University of California - San Diego G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

How Much of UCSD's Tuition Will the G.I. Bill® Cover?

How much will you pay to attend University of California - San Diego? Below you can review how much of your expenses at UCSD the GI Bill® will cover.

Do I Really Need to do Research About the G.I. Bill®?

Did you know that G.I. Bill® funding has a cap? Below you'll find out if the entire cost of attendance at UCSD is covered. This data varies for each school so be sure to check out G.I. Bill® information for each school you're interested in!

Attend University of California - San Diego as a Veteran and Walk Away With at Least $5,579

Thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (assuming you fully qualify), we expect your yearly benefits to exceed your cost to attend University of California - San Diego by at least $5,579.

Veteran Sticker Price$34,421
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$40,000
Total In Your Pocket$5,579

Public College Tuition Fully Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

If you live in California and you qualify for full benefits, your tuition and fees will be covered by your Post-9/11 benefits. If you live outside of California and it has been less than three years since your discharge University of California - San Diego will consider you an in-state student anyways and you will be fully covered.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$14,648
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$14,648
Total In Your Pocket-$0
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Program

It appears as though University of California - San Diego participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, but we could not determine if there are restrictions of this participation. If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award so check with the college.

Remember, only veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 benefits are eligible to participate in a Yellow Ribbon program.

University of California - San Diego awarded a total of $9,750 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 3 veterans for an average award of $3,250 ($6,500 after government matching).

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

  • Which programs and majors (if any) participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and how do I apply?

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

We wanted to talk to you about the per credit fees at University of California - San Diego and whether or not they fall below the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel. This information was not available.

Your Living Expenses Likely Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what University of California - San Diego thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential credit in your favor of $5,703. It is possible that your living expenses will be more than covered!

Off Campus Living Expenses$18,649
Post-9/11 Benefit$24,352
Total In Your Pocket$5,703
A MHA of $3,044 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what University of California - San Diego estimates your expenses to be ($1,124).

Supplies Expenses$1,124
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total Out Of Pocket$124
Not Happy With This College? Is University of California - San Diego not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
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