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 $ 13,254 $ 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   $ 28,014 $ 15,102    

2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Budgets

 

RESIDENCE HALLS

    Undergraduate Graduate 
University Fees $ 12,918 12,684 
Room & Meals
(see on-campus options)

$

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 
Room & Meals $    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 
Room & Meals $    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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