Shapiro fountain and Royce Hall

Fees, Tuition,
and Estimated Student Budget


2020-21 Academic Year Tuition Rates Due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 20-21 may be delivered remotely for the safety of our students and community. 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.

UCLA is committed to helping students finance their education; 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:

2020-2021 Estimated Undergraduate Student Budget [2]

Figures for systemwide tuition and fees represent currently approved amounts and may not be final. Actual systemwide tuition and fees are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California. Final approved 2020-21 tuition and fee levels may be higher or lower than the amounts presented.

Per Academic Year (9 months)

Residence Halls
Off Campus
 Living with
Tuition and Fees $13,239 $13,239 $13,239
Room and Meals $17,599 $15,240 $6,837
Books and Supplies $1,314 $1,314 $2,415
Transportation $588 $1,029 $855
Personal $1,422 $1,650 $1,761
Health Insurance [3] $2,605 $2,605 $2,605
Total – California Residents $36,767 $35,077 $27,712
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition $29,754 $29,754 $29,754
Total – Nonresidents $66,521 $64,831 $57,466
  • 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 15, 2020.
  3. UC SHIP health insurance requirement and fees can be waived if a student already has adequate insurance coverage .