Cost of Attendance for Academic Doctorate

The total Cost of Attendance (COA) is an allowance based on expenses that students may incur while enrolled in school. The COA includes tuition, fees and expenses for housing, food, educational materials and transportation. This figure is used to determine aid eligibility. The amount of financial aid that students receive cannot exceed the cost of attendance

The COA is determined by the housing option selected on the financial aid application. Off Campus students are students who live independently (whether alone, with a roommate, domestic partner, or spouse). Commuter students are students who are living with their parents/guardians. 

Please note that certain expenses listed, such as room and board, personal expenses, and transportation, vary depending on living arrangements and lifestyle. Typical Housing Cost information is also compiled by UC Office of the President and can give you an idea of housing costs in areas close to UCLA.


2022-23 PhD Cost of Attendance

Budget Category Off Campus Commuter
Tuition and Fees $13,321 $13,321
Housing and Meals $23,010 $11,190
Books and Supplies $2,163 $2,163
Transportation $2,022 $2,166
Personal $2,373 $2,190
Health Insurance $4,713 $4,713
Loan Fees $985 $985
Continuing Student Total $48,587 $36,728
Document Fee $100 $100
Entering Student Total $46,687 $36,828
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition Fee $15,102 $15,102