Undergraduate Cost of Attendance Survey

The Cost of Attendance Survey (COAS) is an online survey administered every two years to a sample of UC undergraduate students. COAS data is used to estimate the total cost of attendance at UC campuses, including the day-to-day expenses of students, and directly influences financial aid policies and programs. With appropriate IRB approval, the data may also be used in anonymized form for academic research.

A comprehensive report for the 2021 survey was not published due to unreliability of the data as a result of impacts related to COVID-19.