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 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

 

OFF-CAMPUS

   
 
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  Doctoral
Entering Student Total $ 44,878 $  44,898  Doctoral
 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 http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/Fees-Residence/Annual-Fees.”

COMMUTER/REMOTE LEARNER

     
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 Doctoral
Entering Student Total $ 34,555 $   34,575 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.”

 

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

   
 
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  Doctoral
Entering Student Total $ 44,878 $  44,898  Doctoral
 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 http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/Fees-Residence/Annual-Fees.”

COMMUTER/REMOTE LEARNER

     
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 Doctoral
Entering Student Total $ 34,555 $   34,575 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.”

 



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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