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

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.

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

   
University Fees $ 13,239
Room & Meals


$

17,599
Books & Supplies $  1,314
Transportation $  588
Personal $   1,422
Continuing Student Total  $ 34,162
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance) $   2,605
Continuing Student Total Including Insurance $ 36,767
     
Non-Resident:        Add   $ 29,754



 


 

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 $  13,239
Room & Meals* $    15,240
Books & Supplies $    1,314
Transportation $    1,029
Personal $    1,650
Continuing Student Total  $ 32,472
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance) $    2,605
Continuing Student Total including insurance $ 35,077
     
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.

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 $  13,239
Room & Board $    6,837
Books & Supplies $ 2,415
Transportation $    855
Personal $    1,761
Continuing Student Total  $  25,107
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance) $    2,605
Continuing Student Total $ 27,712
     
Non-Resident:        Add $ 29,754
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

2019-2020 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

Undergraduate
University Fees
$ 13,239
$ 16,625
Books & Supplies
$ 1,464
Transportation
$ 441
Personal
$ 1,506
Entering Student Total
$ 33,275
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,516
Entering Student Total Including Insurance
$ 35,791
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*
$ 14,301
Books & Supplies
$ 1,464
Transportation
$ 888
Personal
$ 1,719
Entering Student Total
$ 31,611
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,516
Entering Student Total Including insurance
$ 34,127
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
$ 6,582
Books & Supplies
$ 1,464
Transportation
$ 1,512
Personal
$ 1,647
Entering Student Total
$ 24,444
Health Insurance (Can be waived for students with own insurance)
$ 2,516
Entering Student Total
$ 26,960
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


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