Pursuing your medical education can be costly, but scholarships, loans, personal financial advising, workshops, and financial literacy resources are available to you through the Financial Aid Office.
As a student, your Financial Aid Counselor is available to guide you through understanding your financial aid package, student loans and borrowing, budgeting, and debt management strategies. Meet with your counselor at least once per year. Your counselor is ready to assist you at FAO@mednet.ucla.edu.
Annual workshops offered throughout the school year for all Classes include the following content on money and debt management:
An option to reduce your overall cost of attendance is to establish California residency at the end of MD year-1. Establishing California residency will significantly reduce your tuition and fees starting in year-2 of medical school and therefore reduce your need for borrowing.
The annual non-resident tuition portion is $12,245. By establishing residency, you will save $36,735, over years 2-4 (as of 2020 tuition rates). To petition for California residency and additional information, visit the UCLA Residence Deputy.