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, document fee, 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. 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.

2018-2019 Graduate Budgets

 

OFF-CAMPUS

   
 
University Fees $ 13,002  
Room & Meals $ 18,612  
Books & Supplies $ 1,566  
Transportation $ 1,407  
Personal $ 2,280  
Health Insurance $ 3,816  
Loan Fees $ 807  
Continuing Student Total $ 41,490  
Document Fee $ 80 $  100  Doctoral
Entering Student Total $ 41,570 $  41,590  Doctoral
 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.”

LIVING WITH PARENTS OR RELATIVES

     
University Fees $ 13,002  
Room & Meals $ 9,585  
Books & Supplies $ 1,566  
Transportation $ 1,620  
Personal $ 1,1869  
Health Insurance $ 3,816  
Loan Fees $ 807  
Continuing Student Total $ 32,265  
Document Fee $ 80 $   100 Doctoral
Entering Student Total $ 32,345 $   32,365 Doctoral
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.”

 

2017-2018 Graduate 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.

OFF-CAMPUS

         
University Fees $ 13,002    
Room & Meals $ 17,793    
Books & Supplies $  1,287    
Transportation $  1,371    
Personal $  2,217    
Health Insurance $  3,816    
Loan Fees $  738    
Continuing Student Total $ 40,224    
Document Fee $ 80 100 Doctoral 
Entering Student Total $ 40,304 $  40,324 Doctoral 
         
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 15,102    

LIVING WITH PARENTS OR RELATIVES

   
   
University Fees $ 13,002    
Room & Meals $ 9,204    
Books & Supplies $  1,287    
Transportation $  1,578    
Personal $  1,821    
Health Insurance $  3,816    
Loan Fees $  738    
Continuing Student Total $ 31,446    
Document Fee $ 80 $ 100 Doctoral 
Entering Student Total $ 31,526 $ 31,546 Doctoral 
         
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 15,102    


RESOURCES FOR BUDGETING

 

Get tips to help you start budgeting, manage your budget, stay on track, and prepare for unexpected expenses.

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