UCSB Pricing 2019-2020

To support the University and students wanting to join the UCSB community in the coming year, we have reserved several spaces for UCSB students. This means that at this time, all new applications contracts moving forward are being placed on a waitlist and we have postponed the application fee to allow students to join the waitlist without having to make payments. If you are offered a space, the application fee will STILL be required, but you do not have to submit an application fee to join the waitlist.

UCSB reservations have been given a deadline to complete, and historically not all reservations are filled. Because of this we fully anticipate spaces being made available to several students on the waitlist.


Your Individual Housing Package at Tropicana Del Norte Includes:

At Tropicana Del Norte, you sign an individual contract for a bed space in a shared residence hall suite. The pricing is per person, so you are responsible for you and only you, not your roommates. Your all-inclusive payments include:

  • On-site Meal Plan (10 meals a week included in base cost of contract, with the option to upgrade to 14, 17 or unlimited meals per week)
  • Rent
  • All Utilities (electricity, water, gas, trash, high-speed internet)
  • Light Housekeeping twice monthly
Your payment depends on the bedroom occupancy that you choose. We offer contracts for singles (“A” Bedroom for one person), doubles (“B” Bedroom shared by two people), and quads (“C” Bedroom shared by 4 people.)
2019/20 Academic Year Prices

We will be offering “Open Houses” via zoom with our Leasing Coordinator. We invite you to learn more about Tropicana and get answers to your questions about our student communities and what we have to offer. Visit www.tropicanadelnorte.com/openhouse to make an appointment for the next Open House.

Shared Furnished Suite

  • All suites are 3 bedroom/2 bathroom with a shared living room
  • Fully furnished, including sofa, 2 living room chairs, coffee table, side table,
    twin extra long mattress and bed frame, dresser, desk and desk chair, TV, fridge, and microwave
  • Privacy blinds on all windows
  • Laminate wood floors in living room and carpeted bedrooms
  • All Utilities (Electricity, Water, and Trash) included  in rent installments
  • High-speed wired and wireless internet
  • All units are smoke-free
  • Housekeeping cleans your room twice a month
  • Roommate matching service
  • Honors & Quiet  Suites

Weekly Trop Events

It's easy to meet people at weekly Trop events organized by our RAs. Here's a small sampling:

  • BBQs
  • Bowling
  • Hiking
  • Jewelry Making
  • Kayaking
  • Movie Nights
  • Open Mic Night
  • Ping-Pong Tournaments
  • Pool Parties
  • Super Bowl Party
  • Surfing Lessons
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Resort-Style Amenities

  • Heated Pool
  • 24-Hour Quiet Study Lounge
  • Cardio Fitness Room
  • Rec Room
  • Movie Theater

On-Site Meal Plan

  • All-day dining in our onsite cafe at Tropicana Del Norte
  • Ever-changing menu of hot entrees, homemade soups, and fresh baked desserts
  • Extensive salad and deli bar, fresh fruits, and traditional fast food favorites
  • Made-to-Order Grill available all day
  • Daily vegetarian selection
  • Sack lunches and late dinners available

Parking Prices 2022-2023

Parking is not included in your contract, as many students choose to use alternative forms of transportation. The parking prices listed below are one time costs for the year, and are assigned spaces. All spots are assigned based on a first come, first served basis.

Location Total Contract Per Person
Tropicana Gardens Assigned Covered $2,000.00
Tropicana Gardens Assigned $1,100.00
Tropicana Del Norte Assigned Underground Space $2,500.00
Tropicana Del Norte Assigned Space $1,100.00

These prices are subject to change.

2019-2020 Academic Year


UCSB Contract Rate Information
2019-2020 Academic Year

September 22, 2019 - June 13, 2020

All Rates Are Per Person

Rates Below Subject to Change. Apply now to secure these rates.

Monthly Fees

Room Type

Room Type Total Contract Per Person
Quad in C Bedroom $13,500.00
Payment Number #1 Aug. 1, 2019 $1,000.00
Payment Number #2 Sep. 1, 2019 $1,500.00
Payment Number #3-#10 Oct. 1, 2019 - May 1, 2020 $1,375.00
Double in B Bedroom $17,500.00
Payment Number #1 Aug. 1, 2019 $1,000.00
Payment Number #2 Sep. 1, 2019 $1,500.00
Payment Number #3-#10 Oct. 1, 2019 - May 1, 2020 $1,875.00
Single in A Bedroom $19,200.00
Payment Number #1 Aug. 1, 2019 $1,000.00
Payment Number #2 Sep. 1, 2019 $1,500.00
Payment Number #3-#10 Oct. 1, 2019 - May 1, 2020 $2,087.50

All contracts include 10 meals a week in the Tropicana Café. All meal plans can be upgraded from 10 meals to 14, 17 or unlimited meals per week.

10 Meals
Base Price Above

14 Meals

17 Meals

Unlimited Meals

Please note that if the total contract amount is received by September 1st, 2019, you will receive a 2% rebate.

One-Time Fees

Tropicana Student Organization (due at signing): $35.00*

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*Tropicana Student Organization and Activity fee is not refundable. Please make separate payment payable to Tropicana Student Organization.

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