Tuition & Aid

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Learn About Tuition and Financial Aid

Earning a degree from UCLA — a globally respected university where you’re counted amongst the best and brightest — is a proven investment in your future. Your time here will positively impact the path you take throughout your life. And pursuing this valuable education is more affordable than you may think.


Best Value Colleges

Forbes (2019)

of UCLA students graduate with no loan debt

Understand Tuition and Other Costs

This may surprise you, but most families pay less than the full price and many pay no tuition at all. We offer an array of housing options and meal plans — as well as financial aid for housing — so you have flexibility as to how much you pay.

In addition, we offer payment plans for tuition and housing so families can make smaller, regular payments throughout the year instead of larger, lump-sum payments.

Some or all instruction for all or part of the academic year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and 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.

Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

The University of California of Regents approved a multiyear Tuition Stability Plan on July 22, 2021. The plan helps students and families budget for a UC education by keeping UC tuition stable and predictable and providing new resources for financial aid. 

Last updated on February 15, 2024.

Estimated Costs
University Fees*$15,154$15,154
Food and Housing**$18,369$18,369
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment$1,641$1,641
Health Insurance***$3,842$3,842
Loan Fees



Non-resident Supplemental Tuition$34,200

*Undergraduate tuition and fees are the same regardless of degree program. See the Registrar’s Annual Fees for a specific breakdown of fees.

**Housing costs may vary, depending on room type and meal plan chosen.

***Waived if proof of insurance is provided.


A headshot of UCLA student Dreama Rhodes

It’s easy for students to automatically rule out top-tier institutions because they assume they will not be able to afford it … But after applying for financial aid and scholarships, I realized college was an attainable goal. Granted, I did not think I would ever attend a school as prestigious as UCLA, but I’m glad I had the courage to apply after all.

Learn About Financial Aid and Scholarships

Thanks to numerous financial aid options, like grants, scholarships and low-income loans, your education can be affordable. And the skills you acquire, combined with UCLA’s strong reputation, will give your degree lasting value and put you on track for a rewarding career.

Important Financial Aid Deadlines

December 31, 2023

Financial aid application opens. Submit your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application — you don’t have to be admitted before you can apply for aid.

April 2, 2024

Deadline for State of California financial aid application: FAFSA or CA Dream Act

FAFSA Simplification Act Frequently Asked Questions

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