Student budgets and costs
Attending UCLA is a valuable investment in your future.
Your potential is limitless here. On UCLA’s campus footprint, you’ll find opportunities to explore passions across a broad spectrum and connect with exceptional collaborators. Your life of impact awaits.
We offer medical school scholarships, grants, and loans to assist in making medical education accessible for everyone.
2023-2024 Student Financial Aid Budgets
Cost of attendance for California resident students living on campus or off-campus. We offer medical school scholarships, grants, and loans to assist in making medical education accessible for everyone.
|1ST YEAR||2ND YEAR SUMMER||2ND YEAR||3RD YEAR SUMMER||3RD YEAR||****4TH YEAR|
|FOOD AND HOUSING**||$26,270||$5,254||$26,270||$5,254||$26,270||$26,270|
|BOOKS, COURSE MATERIALS, SUPPLIES, AND EQUIPMENT***||$3,510||$2,219||$1,629||$1,730|
*All students are assessed UCLA Tuition & Fees + Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition. Non-CA resident students must pay the additional $12,245.00 Nonresident Supplemental Tuition except during their summer semesters.
**Off-Campus Room & Board includes estimated $1,580 monthly rent (student's portion).
*** 1st year Books / Supplies includes a one-time $3,000 computer allowance
*** 2nd year Books / Supplies include $439 Uworld Qbank 90-day subscription + $50 First Aid textbook for Step 1 review + $660 Step 1 Exam Fee
*** 3rd year Books / Supplies includes $559 Uworld Qbank 360-day subscription for Step 2 review
***4th year Books / Supplies includes $660 Step 2 Exam Fee
****Beginning in the 2024/2025 academic year, there will be a mandatory summer semester during the 4th year of the HEALs curriculum.
Establish California Residency to Reduce your Cost of Attendance
An option to reduce your overall cost of attendance is to establish California residency at the end of MD year-1. Establishing a 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 2023 tuition rates). To petition for California residency and additional information, visit the UCLA Residence Deputy.