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Financial Aid and Scholarships

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 housing costs in areas close to UCLA.

Your COA budget is determined by the housing option selected on your 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.

2021-2022 Graduate Budgets

Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 2021-2022 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 occur remotely for any part of the Academic Year.

Residence Halls

Undergraduate Graduate Grad-PhD
University Fees $13,258 N/A N/A
Room & Board $16,763 N/A N/A
Books & Supplies $1,404 N/A N/A
Transportation $606 N/A N/A
Personal $1,467 N/A N/A
Health Insurance (can be waived for students with own insurance) $2,799 N/A N/A
Loan Fees - N/A N/A
Continuing Student Total $36,297 N/A N/A
Document Fee - N/A N/A
Entering Student Total $36,297 N/A N/A
Non-Resident: Add $29,754 N/A 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. Learn more about UCLA Fees and Residence.

Off-Campus

Undergraduate Graduate Grad-PhD
University Fees $13,258 $13,036 $13,036
Room & Board $15,951 $21,663 $21,663
Books & Supplies $1,404 $1,998 $1,998
Transportation $1,059 $1,923 $1,923
Personal $1,701 $2,256 $2,256
Health Insurance (can be waived for students with own insurance) $2,799 $4,719 $4,719
Loan Fees - $905 $905
Continuing Student Total $36,172 $46,500 $46,500
Document Fee - $80 $100
Entering Student Total $36,172 $46,580 $46,600
Non-Resident: Add $29,754 $15,102 $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. Learn more about UCLA Fees and Residence.

Commuter/Remote Learner

Undergraduate Graduate Grad-PhD
University Fees $13,258 $13,036 $13,036
Room & Meals $7,119 $10,815 $10,815
Books & Supplies $1,404 $1,998 $1,998
Transportation $2,016 $2,103 $2,103
Personal $1,812 $2,085 $2,085
Health Insurance (can be waived for students with own insurance) $2,799 $4,719 $4,719
Loan Fees - $905 $905
Continuing Student Total $28,408 $35,661 $35,661
Document Fee - $80 $100
Entering Student Total $28,408 $35,741 $35,761
Non-Resident: Add $29,754 $15,102 $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. Learn more about UCLA Fees and Residence.

2020-2021 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

Off-Campus

Graduate Doctoral
University Fees $12,953
Room & Meals* $20,691
Books & Supplies $1,902
Transportation $1,866
Personal $2,190
Health Insurance $4,318
Loan Fees $878
Continuing Student Total $44,798
Document Fee $80 $100
Entering Student Total $44,878 $44,898
Non Resident - Add Fee $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.

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 https://registrar.ucla.edu/Fees-Residence/Annual-Fees

Commuter/Remote Learner

Graduate Doctoral
University Fees $12,953
Room & Meals $10,359
Books & Supplies $1,902
Transportation $2,040
Personal $2,025
Health Insurance $4,318
Loan Fees $878
Continuing Student Total $34,475
Document Fee $80 $100
Entering Student Total $34,555 $34,575
Non-Resident: Add $15,102

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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