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.

Here are a few recourses to help you get started:

2016-2017 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 $12,918 $12,918 $12,918
Room and Board $15,069 $10,653 $4,854
Books and Supplies $1,635 $1,635 $1,635
Transportation $600 $1,122 $1,686
Personal $1,677 $1,869 $2,067
Health Insurance [3] $2,148 $2,148 $2,148
Total – California Residents $34,047 $30,345 $25,308
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition $26,682 $26,682 $26,682
Total – Nonresidents $60,729 $57,027 $51,990
  • 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 18, 2016.
  3. UC SHIP health insurance requirement and fees can be waived if a student already has adequate insurance coverage .