Costs

 

Participating in the UCDC program is as affordable as a regular semester at UC Merced.

UCDC Semester Expenses
Tuition and Fees $4,498
Health Insurance (SHIP) $484
Housing and Food $5,778
Books and Supplies $300
Personal Expenses $700
Transportation (includes round-trip airfare) $900
Total $12,660
 
UC Merced Semester Expenses*
Tuition and Fees $4,498
Health Insurance (SHIP) $484
Room and Board $5,259
Books and Supplies $776
Personal Expenses $674
Transportation (on campus) $676
Total $12,367

* Based on 2009-2010 standard cost of attendance for on-campus undergraduate California residents.

Housing Deposit

If you are accepted into the UCDC program, a $500 housing deposit will be due at the first scheduled orientation session. Your deposit will not be returned to if you decide to leave the program.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office will take into account the higher housing cost, airline tickets, and even the possibility that you may need to buy business attire when developing your financial aid package.

Participants also have the opportunity to compete for the Matsui Foundation Fellowship.  Those who are granted the Fellowship receive a $2,000 stipend and personal guidance and aid for a Capitol Hill internship placement.