Fees, Tuition,
and Estimated Student Budget

UCLA is committed to helping students finance their educations; the Financial Aid and Scholarships office works closely with all students who need financial assistance.[1] A financial aid award generally consists of a combination of scholarships and grant money from UCLA and other sources, low-interest loans, and a work-study job during the academic year.

We recommend that you take the initiative to research the wide range of scholarship opportunities sponsored by outside organizations. Every year thousands of dollars go unawarded because students are not aware of these resources.

For more information on financing a UC education and updates on the current fiscal challenges facing the UC system visit the University of California's financial aid and budget news sites:

2015-2016 Estimated Undergraduate Student Budget [2]

The tuition, fees, and charges shown below are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by State funding reductions.

Per Academic Year (9 months)

Residence Halls
Off Campus
 Living with
Tuition and Fees $13,251 $13,251 $13,251
Room and Board $14,904 $10,239 $4,698
Books and Supplies $1,383 $1,383 $1,383
Transportation $594 $1,104 $1,659
Personal $1,836 $2,025 $2,217
Health Insurance [3] $1,930 $1,930 $1,930
Total – California Residents $33,898 $29,932 $25,138
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition $24,708 $24,708 $24,708
Total – Nonresidents $58,606 $54,640 $49,846
  • Residence for Tuition Purposes at UCLA
    The financial independence requirement makes it extremely difficult for most undergraduate students whose parents are not California residents, including students from community colleges and other post-secondary institutions within California, to qualify for classification as a resident at the University of California. Transfer students who were classified as residents of California at their previous school should not assume that they will be classified as residents at UCLA.

For more detailed fee information see the Registrar's Office fee page.


  1. International applicants please note: UCLA does not award scholarships or financial aid to undergraduate students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  2. All figures are estimates and are subject to increase. Last updated on July 2, 2015.
  3. Health insurance premiums include dental coverage.