Cost of Attendance

 

A standardized set of budgets is used as the basis for determining the cost of attendance at UCLA. The figures shown below for university fees, document fee, health insurance and non-resident fee are fixed amounts. All other components are averages gathered from the Cost of Attendance Survey administered by the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP). The survey is conducted every three years and results are updated annually based on inflation for non-surveyed years.  We recommend that all students prepare a budget to help them manage their expenses and spend their financial aid wisely.

The budgets vary depending on the student’s living arrangements while in school; from living with parents or relatives, to living on-campus (residence halls), to living off-campus (apartment, sororities, fraternities). A cost of attendance budget is initially assigned depending on the housing option selected on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (DREAM) until the housing status is confirmed by the student and the Financial Aid and Scholarships office.

The cost of attendance is used to determine the maximum amount of financial aid. UCLA can allow certain expenses as the basis for increasing the student’s budget.  To review the list of expenses that can be used to increase your budget, please click on the “Changes that affect your cost of education” tab on the "Appeals" option.

Decisions on residence status for tuition purposes are made by the UCLA Campus Residence Deputy. For more information regarding Residence for Tuition Purposes, please visit the Registrar’s Office website.

2017-2018 Graduate Budgets

CHARGES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.  These figures may not be final; actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California or, as authorized, by the President of the University of California.  Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown.

OFF-CAMPUS

         
University Fees $ 13,020    
Room & Meals $ 17,793    
Books & Supplies $  1,287    
Transportation $  1,371    
Personal $  2,217    
Health Insurance $  3,642    
Loan Fees $  738    
Continuing Student Total $ 40,068    
Document Fee $ 80 100 Doctoral 
Entering Student Total $ 40,148 $  40,168 Doctoral 
         
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 15,102    

LIVING WITH PARENTS OR RELATIVES

   
   
University Fees $ 13,020    
Room & Meals $ 9,204    
Books & Supplies $  1,287    
Transportation $  1,578    
Personal $  1,821    
Health Insurance $  3,642    
Loan Fees $  738    
Continuing Student Total $ 31,290    
Document Fee $ 80 $ 100 Doctoral 
Entering Student Total $ 31,370 $ 31,390 Doctoral 
         
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 15,102    

2016-2017 Graduate Budgets

 

OFF-CAMPUS

   
 
University Fees $ 12,684  
Room & Meals $ 14,502  
Books & Supplies $ 1,935  
Transportation $ 1,680  
Personal $ 2,523  
Health Insurance $ 3,642  
Loan Fees $ 648  
Continuing Student Total $ 37,614  
Document Fee $ 80 $  100  Doctoral
Entering Student Total $ 37,622 $  37,642  Doctoral
 Non Resident Add $ 15,102  

Keep in mind that your actual costs may differ. Additionally, you UCLA fees may be higher because of additional fees assessed by your school or program. You can find UCLA’s fee information at http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/Fees-Residence/Annual-Fees.”

LIVING WITH PARENTS OR RELATIVES

     
University Fees $ 12,684  
Room & Meals $ 7,488  
Books & Supplies $ 1,935  
Transportation $ 1,839  
Personal $ 2,400  
Health Insurance $ 3,642  
Loan Fees $ 648  
Continuing Student Total $ 30,636  
Document Fee $ 80 $   100 Doctoral
Entering Student Total $ 30,716 $   30,736 Doctoral
Non-Resident: Add $ 15,102

Keep in mind that your actual costs may differ. Additionally, you UCLA fees may be higher because of additional fees assessed by your school or program. You can find UCLA’s fee information at http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/Fees-Residence/Annual-Fees.”

 



RESOURCES FOR BUDGETING

 

Get tips to help you start budgeting, manage your budget, stay on track, and prepare for unexpected expenses.

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