Cost of Attendance

 

The total Cost Of Attendance (COA) at UCLA includes tuition, fees and expenses for housing, food, educational materials and transportation. Typical Housing Costs information is also compiled by UC Office of the President and can give you an idea of the housing costs in areas close to UCLA.

 

A student's COA is determined by the housing option selected on their financial aid application and is used to determine the maximum amount of financial aid that can be awarded. Please inform Financial Aid and Scholarships office, if your housing plans for the year change so that your aid can be recalculated.

 

UCLA can allow certain expenses as the basis for increasing the student’s COA 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" page of our site. 

 

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.


 

 

2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Budgets

Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 20-21 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year

RESIDENCE HALLS

  Undergraduate Graduate
University Fees
$ 13,239 N/A
Room & Meals

$ 17,599 N/A
Books & Supplies
$ 1,314 N/A
Transportation
$ 588 N/A
Personal
$ 1,422 N/A
Entering Student Total
$ 34,162 N/A
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,605 N/A
Entering Student total including insurance
$ 36,767 N/A
Non-Resident:
  
Add $ 29,754 N/A

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 https://www.registrar.ucla.edu/Fees-Residence/Overview

OFF-CAMPUS

  Undergraduate Graduate
University Fees
$ 13,239 12,946
Room & Meals* 

$ 15,240 18,612
Books & Supplies
$ 1,314 1,626
Transportation
$ 1,029 1,407
Personal
$ 1,650 2,280
Loan Fees
$ N/A 807
Document Fee
$ N/A 80
Entering Student Total
$ 32,472 37,678
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,605 3,901
Entering Student total including insurance
$ 35,077 41,579
Non-Resident:
  
Add $ 29,754 15,102

*$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

COMMUTER/REMOTE LEARNER

  Undergraduate Graduate
University Fees
$ 13,239 12,946
Room & Meals

$ 6,837 9,585
Books & Supplies
$ 2,415 1,626
Transportation
$ 855 1,620
Personal
$ 1,761 1,896
Loan Fees
$ N/A 807
Document Fee
$ N/A 80
Entering Student Total
$ 25,107 28,453
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,605 3,901
Entering Student total including insurance
$ 27,712 32,434
Non-Resident:
  
Add $ 29,754 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

2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Budgets

 

RESIDENCE HALLS

  Undergraduate Graduate
University Fees
$ 13,239 N/A
$ 16,625 N/A
Books & Supplies
$ 1,464 N/A
Transportation
$ 441 N/A
Personal
$ 1,506 N/A
Entering Student Total
$ 33,275 N/A
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,516 N/A
Entering Student total including insurance
$ 35,791 N/A
Non-Resident:
  
Add $ 29,754 N/A

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
$ 13,239 12,946
Room & Meals* 
(see on-campus options)
$ 14,301 19,287
Books & Supplies
$ 1,464 1,614
Transportation
$ 888 1,443
Personal
$ 1,719 2,337
Loan Fees
$ N/A 807
Document Fee
$ N/A 80
Entering Student Total
$ 31,611 38,514
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,516
3,901
Entering Student total including insurance
$ 34,127 42,415
Non-Resident:
  
Add $ 29,754 15,102

*$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 Graduate
University Fees
$ 13,239 12,946
Room & Meals
(see on-campus options)
$ 6,582 9,924
Books & Supplies
$ 1,464 1,614
Transportation
$ 1,512 1,665
Personal
$ 1,647 1,920
Loan Fees
$ N/A 807
Document Fee
$ N/A 80
Entering Student Total
$ 24,444 28,876
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,516

4,318
Entering Student total including insurance
$ 26,960 33,194
Non-Resident:
  
Add $ 29,754 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

RESIDENCE HALLS - Copy

  Undergraduate Graduate
University Fees
$ 13,239 N/A
$ 16,625 N/A
Books & Supplies
$ 1,464 N/A
Transportation
$ 441 N/A
Personal
$ 1,506 N/A
Entering Student Total
$ 33,275 N/A
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,516 N/A
Entering Student total including insurance
$ 35,791 N/A
Non-Resident:
  
Add $ 29,754 N/A

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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