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Costs

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Housing
(UC Washington Center)

$3,545

$3,110

$3,421

$3,545

Tuition

(Resident/Non-Resident)

Same as on campus

Same as on campus

Same as on campus

Per-unit

Round-Trip Airfare

$250-600

$250-600

$250-600

$250-600

Local Transportation

$300-$600

$300-$600

$300-$600

$300-$600

Personal Expenses

(Food, exploration, etc.)

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Housing:

All students accepted to the Washington Program must pay the housing fee whether they choose to live in the center or not. The Washington Center is a great home for UC students that provides all the necessities for living in Washington, DC for a quarter including a furnished room, fully-equipped kitchen, and other accommodations. For more information, please see the Housing page.

Tuition:

For the academic year program, university tuition fees for the Washington Program are the same as a regular quarter on campus.

For the summer program, you will only need to pay tuition if you desire to receive academic credit for your internship. The cost of tuition is outlined on the UCDC website

Airfare:

Air travel costs can vary widely and get more expensive the sooner it is to your departure. Be sure to purchase your tickets as early as possible! Also, expect to spend around $40-80 getting to the UCDC Center from the airport. Check out TravelocityHotwire, and Expedia for easy flight searching. 

Local Transportation:

If you need the metro to reach your internship, you can expect to spend around $50 bi-weekly. Also consider the costs of whatever special trips you want to take while in DC (taxi, bus, etc). Check out our Pinterest page and Life in DC page for transportation information. 

Personal Expenses:

Washington DC has an endless supply of restaurants, bars, shows, and more! While some of these options are more expensive than others, there are many fun things to do on a budget. Keep an eye out for fun and inexpensive things to do around the city (festivals, talks, museum exhibits, etc). Also, carry your student ID with you so you can take advantage of student discounts offered by theaters, museums, and other DC organizations.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid will apply normally as if you were taking the equivalent units on campus in Davis (summer session students must take the internship for credit to be eligible for aid). See our Financial Aid page for more details.