Tuition and Fees

Attending UCLA is a valuable investment in your future. In fact, in 2019, Forbes ranked UCLA the No. 4 best value university in the nation, considering price, average student debt, future earnings, education quality and other factors.

2020–2021 Estimated Undergraduate Student Budget

The tuition, fees and charges shown below are estimates and subject to increase. 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.

All values were updated on July 15, 2020.

Cost Per Academic Year (Nine Months)
  UCLA Residence Halls Off-Campus Apartments Living with Relatives
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* $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

* The UC SHIP health insurance requirement and fees can be waived if a student already has adequate insurance coverage.    

Residency Requirements and Tuition

As the nation’s premier public research university, UCLA is grateful to the people of California. Residents contribute to state education funding and are responsible for the continued existence of this special California institution.

As a result, the tuition you pay depends on your residency status, which is determined by a specific process. California residency for tuition is not the same as other definitions of California residency.

If your parents are not California residents, then the financial independence requirement makes it extremely difficult for most undergraduates to qualify for classification as a California resident at UCLA. This includes students from community colleges and other post-secondary institutions within the state.

Transfer students who were classified as residents of California at their previous school should not assume that they’ll be classified as residents here.

If you’re unsure whether you qualify for in-state tuition at UCLA, visit the UC’s residency requirements page for more information.

Paying for Your Education

We’re proud to offer a generous financial aid program. For more information, visit the financial aid page.

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