Tuition & Financial Aid

Program Tuition

Tuition is based per unit and differs by admission year (see below). The program requires the completion of 54 units, thus the total tuition for students entering the program in 2017 is $46,872. Campus fees are $27 per unit and are included in the tuition fees to cover student health center access, student representation and on-campus or VPN library access. Additional fees include a nonrefundable application fee ($105 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents; $125 for all other applicants) due at the time of application. Books, supplies, lab materials and cost of living are not included in the tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Admission Year Tuition Per Unit
2010 $514
2011 $555
2012 $650
2013 $650
2014 $800
2015 $827
2016 $868
2017 $868

Read more information about 2017-18 UC Davis Tuition and Fees.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in at least six (6) units per quarter may be eligible for federal financial aid and/or educational loans. Each category has different requirements and restrictions. For details on how to apply, please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships website. Students enrolled in fewer than six (6) units per quarter are not eligible for financial aid.

Self-Supporting Degree Programs

Self-supporting programs and students are not eligible to receive financial support from state funding sources. Forensic Science is a self-supporting program and as a self-supporting student, some student employment positions are not available to you; this is the case with most positions advertised in the Student Employment listing and most graduate academic student positions like teaching assistants, readers, and tutors. You may be eligible for some non-state funded Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) positions if you are a full-time student, and you should consult with your adviser about the availability of these paid positions. You are eligible to apply for and accept any campus position that is open to the public; this includes both permanent/long-term staff positions advertised by Human Resources.