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 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.

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

2015-2016 Undergraduate Budget

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 $ 13,086
Room & Meals
(see on-campus options)
$ 14,904
Books & Supplies $   1,383
Transportation $   594
Personal $   1,650
Health Insurance $   1,930
Loan Fees $      186
Continuing Student Total $ 33,733
Document Fee $      165
Entering Student Total $ 33,898
     
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 24,708
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 $ 13,086
Room & Meals $ 10,239
Books & Supplies $   1,383
Transportation $  1,104
Personal $   1,839
Health Insurance $   1,930
Loan Fees $      186
Continuing Student Total $ 29,767
Document Fee $      165
Entering Student Total $ 29,932
     
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 24,708
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 $ 13,086
Room & Meals $ 4,698
Books & Supplies $   1,383
Transportation $  1,659
Personal $   2,031
Health Insurance $   1,930
Loan Fees $      186
Continuing Student Total $ 24,973
Document Fee $      165
Entering Student Total $ 25,138
     
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 24,708
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


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