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 (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 a student may receive. 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.

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 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.

RESIDENCE HALLS

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

OFF-CAMPUS

   
University Fees $ 13,254
Room & Meals

$ 13,206
Books & Supplies $  1,173
Transportation $  843
Personal $  1,635
Health Insurance $  2,472
Continuing Student Total $  32,583
     
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 28,014
Keep in mind 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

   
University Fees $ 13,254
Room & Meals

$  6,132
Books & Supplies $  1,173
Transportation $  1,431
Personal $  1,563
Health Insurance $  2,472
Continuing Student Total $  26,025
     
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 28,014
Please bear 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

2016-2017 Undergraduate 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.

RESIDENCE HALLS

   
University Fees $ 12,918
Room & Board
(see on-campus options)

$

15,069
Books & Supplies $   1,635
Transportation $  600
Personal $   1,677
Continuing Student Total  $ 31,899
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance) $   2,148
Continuing Student Total Including Insurance $ 34,047
     
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 26,682
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

OFF-CAMPUS

   
University Fees $  12,918
Room & Meals $    10,653
Books & Supplies $    1,635
Transportation $    1,122
Personal $    1,869
Continuing Student Total  $ 28,197
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance) $    2,148
Continuing Student Total including insurance $ 30,345
     
Non-Resident:        Add $ 26,682
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 $  12,918
Room & Board $    4,854
Books & Supplies $    1,635
Transportation $    1,686
Personal $    2,067
Continuing Student Total  $  23,160
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance) $    2,148
Continuing Student Total $ 25,308
     
Non-Resident:        Add $ 26,682
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.

STUDENTAID.ED.GOV CASHCOURSE.ORG MINT.COM
    FATV provides quick video answers to common financial aid questions. Click on the image below to go to the full video library.