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.

2019-2020 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

Undergraduate
University Fees
$ 13,239
$ 16,625
Books & Supplies
$ 1,464
Transportation
$ 441
Personal
$ 1,506
Entering Student Total
$ 33,275
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,516
Entering Student Total Including Insurance
$ 35,791
Non-Resident:        Add
$ 29,754
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
$ 13,239
Room & Meals*
$ 14,301
Books & Supplies
$ 1,464
Transportation
$ 888
Personal
$ 1,719
Entering Student Total
$ 31,611
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,516
Entering Student Total Including insurance
$ 34,127
Non-Resident:        Add
$ 29,754

*$2325 per month is the estimated average price per month for a one bedroom apartment within an approximate five mile radius of the UCLA campus. This estimate was created by averaging the cost of a one bedroom apartment in the six LA neighborhoods closest to the UCLA campus. These figures are the best estimates we can provide based on rental websites and reports on LA rental costs. However, please note that such sites tend to tilt toward luxury listings and as such the average is likely to be skewed somewhat to the high end of the market. Students should also note that generally speaking it is assumed that students in college will share an apartment rather than living in a one bedroom apartment by themselves.

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
University Fees
$ 13,239
Room & Meals
$ 6,582
Books & Supplies
$ 1,464
Transportation
$ 1,512
Personal
$ 1,647
Entering Student Total
$ 24,444
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,516
Entering Student Total
$ 26,960
Non-Resident:        Add
$ 29,754
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

2018-2019 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 $ 13,225
Room & Meals
(see on-campus options)

$

15,816
Books & Supplies $  1,509
Transportation $  432
Personal $   1,470
Continuing Student Total  $ 32,452
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance) $   2,225
Continuing Student Total Including Insurance $ 34,677
     
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 28,992



 


 

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 $  13,225
Room & Meals* $    13,806
Books & Supplies $    1,509
Transportation $    867
Personal $    1,680
Continuing Student Total  $ 31,087
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance) $    2,225
Continuing Student Total including insurance $ 33,312
     
Non-Resident:        Add $ 28,992


*$2325 per month is the estimated average price per month for a one bedroom apartment within an approximate five mile radius of the UCLA campus. This estimate was created by averaging the cost of a one bedroom apartment in the six LA neighborhoods closest to the UCLA campus. These figures are the best estimates we can provide based on rental websites and reports on LA rental costs. However, please note that such sites tend to tilt toward luxury listings and as such the average is likely to be skewed somewhat to the high end of the market. Students should also note that generally speaking it is assumed that students in college will share an apartment rather than living in a one bedroom apartment by themselves.

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 $  13,225
Room & Board $    6,369
Books & Supplies $    1,509
Transportation $    1,473
Personal $    1,605
Continuing Student Total  $  24,181
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance) $    2,225
Continuing Student Total $ 26,406
     
Non-Resident:        Add $ 28,992
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


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