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, 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 (off campus apartments/university apartments, 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 a student can be awarded.

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.

Students should be aware that part of the calculations used to determine their aid are based on whether they elected to live on-campus, off-campus or with family. Students who change their housing choice will have their aid recalculated, and may have their grant aid reduced if their new housing choice has a lower total cost than the one they originally selected.


2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Budgets

 

RESIDENCE HALLS

    Undergraduate Graduate
University Fees $ 13,254 $ N/A
Room & Meals
(see on-campus options)
$ 15,441 $ N/A
Books & Supplies $ 1,173 $ N/A
Transportation $ 420 $ N/A
Personal $ 1,431 $ N/A
Health Insurance $ 2,472 $ N/A
Total $ 34,191 $ N/A
         
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 28,014
  

OFF-CAMPUS

    Undergraduate Graduate    
University Fees $ 13,254 $ 13,020    
Room & Meals $ 13,206 $ 17,793    
Books & Supplies $  1,173 $  1,287    
Transportation $  843 $  1,371    
Personal $ 1,635 $  2,217    
Health Insurance $  2,472 $  3,642    
Loan Fees $    $  738    
Continuing Student Total $ 32,583 $ 40,068    
Document Fee $    $ 80 $ 100 Doctoral 
Entering Student Total $ 32,583 $ 40,148 $ 40,168 Doctoral 
             
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 28,014 $ 15,102    

LIVING WITH PARENTS OR RELATIVES

    Undergraduate Graduate    
University Fees $ 13,254 $ 13,020    
Room & Meals $ 6,132 $ 9,204    
Books & Supplies $ 1,173 $ 1,287    
Transportation $ 1,431 $ 1,578    
Personal $ 1,563 $ 1,821    
Health Insurance $ 2,472 $ 3,642    
Loan Fees $       $ 738    
Continuing Student Total $ 26,025 $ 31,290    
Document Fee $       $ 80 $ 100 Doctoral 
Entering Student Total $ 26,025 $ 31,370 $ 31,390 Doctoral 
             
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 28,104 $ 15,102    

2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Budgets

 

RESIDENCE HALLS

    Undergraduate  
University Fees $ 12,918
Room & Meals
(see on-campus options)
$ 15,069
Books & Supplies $   1,635
Transportation $  600
Personal $   1,677
Entering Student Total $ 31,899
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance) $  2,148  
Entering Student Total Including Insurance $ 34,047
       
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 26,682
Please be aware that your actual costs may differ. Additionally, your 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

OFF-CAMPUS

    Undergraduate  
University Fees $  12,918  
Room & Meals $    10,653  
Books & Supplies $    1,635  
Transportation $    1,122  
Personal $    1,869  
Entering Student Total $ 28,197  
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance) $  2,148  
Entering Student Total Including insurance $ 30,345
       
Non-Resident:        Add $ 26,682  
Please be aware that your actual costs may differ. Additionally, your 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

COMMUTER

    Undergraduate  
University Fees $  12,918  
Room & Meals $    4,854  
Books & Supplies $    1,635  
Transportation $    1,686  
Personal $    2,067  
Entering Student Total $ 23,160  
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance) $ 2,148
Entering Student Total $ 25,308
       
Non-Resident:        Add $ 26,682  
Please be aware that your actual costs may differ. Additionally, your 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

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