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.



2020-2021 Undergraduate 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
University Fees
$ 13,239
Room & Meals

$ 16,104
Books & Supplies
$ 1,314
Transportation
$ 588
Personal
$ 1,422
Entering Student Total
$ 32,667
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,668
Entering Student Total Including Insurance
$ 35,335
Non-Resident:        Add
$ 29,754
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
University Fees
$ 13,239
Room & Meals*
$ 15,240
Books & Supplies
$ 1,314
Transportation
$ 1,029
Personal
$ 1,650
Entering Student Total
$ 32,472
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,668
Entering Student Total Including insurance
$ 35,140
Non-Resident:        Add
$ 29,754

*$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
University Fees
$ 13,239
Room & Meals
$ 6,837
Books & Supplies
$ 1,314
Transportation
$ 1,956
Personal
$ 1,761
Entering Student Total
$ 25,107
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,668
Entering Student Total
$ 27,775
Non-Resident:        Add
$ 29,754
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 Budgets

 

RESIDENCE HALLS

Undergraduate
University Fees
$ 13,225
$ 15,900
Books & Supplies
$ 1,464
Transportation
$ 441
Personal
$ 1,506
Entering Student Total
$ 32,536
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,448
Entering Student Total Including Insurance
$ 34,984
Non-Resident:        Add
$ 28,992
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
University Fees
$ 13,225
Room & Meals*
$ 14,301
Books & Supplies
$ 1,464
Transportation
$ 888
Personal
$ 1,719
Entering Student Total
$ 31,597
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,448
Entering Student Total Including insurance
$ 34,045
Non-Resident:        Add
$ 28,992

*$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
University Fees
$ 13,225
Room & Meals
$ 6,582
Books & Supplies
$ 1,464
Transportation
$ 1,512
Personal
$ 1,647
Entering Student Total
$ 24,430
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,448
Entering Student Total
$ 26,878
Non-Resident:        Add
$ 28,992
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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