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, with different figures depending on whether the student lives at home with relatives, on-campus (residence halls), or off-campus (apartment, sororities, fraternities). A cost of attendance budget is initially assigned based 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 receive for the academic year.

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 at www.registrar.ucla.edu/Fees-Residence/Overview.

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
$ 13,260 $ N/A
$ 15,143 $ N/A
Books & Supplies
$ 1,173 $ N/A
Transportation
$ 420 $ N/A
Personal
$ 1,431 $ N/A
Health Insurance
$ 2,177 $ N/A
Total
$ 33,604 $ N/A
Non-Resident:
  
Add $ 28,014

OFF-CAMPUS

  Undergraduate Graduate
University Fees
$ 13,260 $ 13,002
Room & Meals
$ 13,206 $ 17,793
Books & Supplies
$ 1,173 $ 1,287
Transportation
$ 843 $ 1,371
Personal
$ 1,635 $ 2,217
Health Insurance
$ 2,177 $ 3,816
Loan Fees
$    $ 738
Continuing Student Total
$ 32,294 $ 40,224
Document Fee
$ $ 80 $ 100 Doctoral 
Entering Student Total
$ 32,294 $ 40,304 $ 40,324 Doctoral
Non-Resident:
Add $ 28,014 $ 15,102

LIVING WITH PARENTS OR RELATIVES

  Undergraduate Graduate
University Fees
$ 13,260 $ 13,002
Room & Meals
$ 6,132 $ 9,204
Books & Supplies
$ 1,173 $ 1,287
Transportation
$ 1,431 $ 1,578
Personal
$ 1,563 $ 1,821
Health Insurance
$ 2,177 $ 3,816
Loan Fees
$       $ 738
Continuing Student Total
$ 25,736 $ 31,446
Document Fee
$ $ 80 $ 100 Doctoral 
Entering Student Total
$ 25,736 $ 31,526 $ 31,546 Doctoral 
Non-Resident:        Add
$ 28,014 $ 15,102

2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Budgets

 

RESIDENCE HALLS

  Undergraduate Graduate
University Fees
$ 12,918 12,684
$ 15,069 14,502
Books & Supplies
$ 1,635 1,935
Transportation
$ 600 1,680
Personal
$ 1,677 2,523
Loan Fees
$ N/A 648
Document Fee
$ N/A 80
Entering Student Total
$ 31,899 33,972
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,148 3,642
Entering Student total including insurance
$ 34,047 37,614
Non-Resident:
  
Add $ 26,682 15,102
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 Graduate
University Fees
$ 12,918 12,684
$ 10,653 14,502
Books & Supplies
$ 1,635 1,935
Transportation
$ 1,122 1,680
Personal
$ 1,869 2,523
Loan Fees
$ N/A 648
Document Fee
$ N/A 80
Entering Student Total
$ 28,197 34,052
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,148 3,642
Entering Student total including insurance
$ 30,345 37,694
Non-Resident:
  
Add $ 26,682 15,102
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

LIVING WITH PARENTS OR RELATIVES

  Undergraduate Graduate
University Fees
$ 12,918 12,684
$ 4,854 7,488
Books & Supplies
$ 1,635 1,935
Transportation
$ 1,686 1,839
Personal
$ 2,067 2,400
Health Insurance
$ 2,265 3,200
Loan Fees
$ N/A 648
Document Fee
$ N/A 80
Entering Student Total
$ 23,160 27,074
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,148 3,642
Entering Student total including insurance
$ 25,308 30,716
Non-Resident:
  
Add $ 26,682 15,102
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


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