University of California-Los Angeles Tuition, Cost and Financial Aid | Cappex (2022)

Affordability and Cost

Average Net PriceAverage net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.


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$30k - $48k


$48k - $75k


$75k - $110k





In-State TuitionIn-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.


Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.


Additional Costs

Room and BoardThe weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.


Books and Supplies


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Aid & Grants



Need Met

Students Receiving Gift AidPercent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

Students Receiving GrantsPercent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.


Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year


Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year


Students receiving state aid


Average State Grant Aid Per Year


Students receiving federal aid


Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year


Total Needs Based Scholarships/GrantsTotal amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.


Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants


Student Loans

Students Borrowing LoansLoans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.


Average Loan Amount Per Year


Average Debt at GraduationThe median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.


Loan Default Rate


US National: 7%

Median Monthly Loan PaymentThe median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.


What Students Are Saying

4.25Average Rating

While the benefits and advantages of UCLA are priceless, having to pay out-of-state tuition is excruciating. As long as you remember to work hard and study hard, you should be able to make this investment worth it.

Joanna from Carson City, NV

The education you receive is definitely worth the price, especially if you're a California resident. However housing is a tad pricey.
The dorm rooms are tiny, of course, but there is free air conditioning and heating (if your building has it). There is also free cable, and internet in every room (most buildings have wireless). There is also free maintenance, all you have to do is to request it. In the plazas (the rooms with a attached, private bathrooms) a maid comes once a week to clean the bathroom.


For a school that is known around the world, UCLA is definitely a cheaper option than attending many other such schools that are often private. Although you must be a California resident in order to get the reduced price, otherwise you will be paying about the average amount for a private institution.

Well, compared to other schools, UCLA is middle priced. Obviously, it is going to cost way more than a community college and a state university. However, compared to private colleges and ivy leagues, UCLA is way cheaper. As far as spending money at school, the UCLA Store and UCLA Hilltop over price their things a little.

Jazmin from Los Angeles, CA

Unfortunately, the cost of attending UCLA (even for California residents) is on the rise. The worst part is that they charge you outrageous fees and you have no choice but to pay them. If you do decide to protest a certain fee, expect your account to be put on hold. There are a lot of executives getting paid astronomical amounts while a lot of students are taking a hit to the wallet.

Another aspect that detracts from this Bang for the buck category is that you're paying to take classes with professors that barely speak English. It's frustrating and absolutely annoying, but it's the sad reality. Especially if you're an engineer, expect to take classes with professors that only picked up English after they graduated from their respective universities.

Stephen from San Diego, CA

Public schools across the country are feeling the pressure from ever-decreasing state and national education budgets, and UCLA is no exception. Tuition rates are rising, despite the best efforts of the student association. Out-of-state costs are nearing those of private schools, while in-state tuition is still a really good bargain. For a school as renowned as UCLA, however, the increased cost is still worth the experiences you get at this school and the prestige you acquire once you graduate. There are still a variety of free services offered to students – from academic assistance to a world-class gym to a truly awesome recreation center with three pools, a sand volleyball court, a garden, and gigantic lawns strewn with lounge chairs.
UCLA also does a pretty good job of offering students chances to make their education as cost-efficient as possible. There’s a great variety in dorms and meal plans, but even the cheapest option - living in a residence hall (as I currently do) – is bearable, and honestly an unforgettable collegiate experience. There’s also plenty of employment opportunities on campus, particularly if you have work-study eligibility. All in all, UCLA is still one of the nation’s greatest public universities, and it offers a top-tier education without (quite) the top-tier price.


Westwood, which is rest next to UCLA, can be pretty expensive. However you have access to nearly anywhere in Los Angeles. Downtown LA is a place where you can find treasures at a cheap price.


College in general is a bit expensive and this university is no different. L.A. is expensive as well so be prepared to spend. Most professors try to cut down on student spending by not requiring so many books. Financial aid is extremely helpful and works well with the students who need help. But in the end it is all worth it.

JOANNA from Fullerton, CA

Sure, it's a public school but due to budget cuts,the costs just keep increasing. Boooo!!

Elizabeth from San Pedro, CA

Even with the recent tuition increase, UCLA is still cheaper for California students then going to schools of similar stature.

Gina from Modesto, CA

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