Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships – B.S. Program


UCLA students are required to pay tuition prior to beginning each term. Tuition is assessed by the Regents of University of California and is subject to change prior to the beginning of each term. Please refer to the website of the Office of the Registrar.

The UCLA School of Nursing is aware that financial assistance is of the uftmost importance while attending school. The purpose of this section is to inform prospective students of the types of assistance available to them.

Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office in the School of Nursing awards aid to students who demonstrate financial need according to established federal and state guidelines. To apply for financial support you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the FAFSA website

Types of aid awarded to undergraduate students by the Financial Aid Office:

  • Cal Grant A or B
  • Pell Grants
  • University Grant
  • Workstudy
  • Perkins Loan
  • Direct Subsidized Loan
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Direct Parent PLUS Loan 
  • Private Loan

UCOP Private Loan Lender List

Important Notice: Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including income-based repayment plans and loan forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.

SB 1289 disclosure statement:

Students considering student loans need to be aware of the differences between federal student loans and private student loans:

  • Federal student loans are required by law to provide a range of flexible repayment options including, but not limited to, income-based and income-contingent repayment plans, as well as loan forgiveness benefits that private lenders are not required to provide.
  • Federal direct loans are available to most students regardless of income. Other qualification criteria do apply. For more information, please visit the Federal Student Aid website
  • Private student loan lenders can offer variable interest rates that can increase or decrease over time, depending on market conditions.
  • The interest rate on a private loan may depend on the borrower's and/or cosigner's credit rating.
  • Private student loans have a range of interest rates and fees and students should determine the interest rate of, and any fees associated with, the private student loan included in their financial aid award package before accepting the loan.
  • Students should contact the lender of the private student loan or their UC campus' financial aid office if they have any questions about a private student loan.    

Some UC campuses offer students their own private (institutional) student loans. Students offered a UC institutional private student loan should know that:

  • Interest rates on UC loans will be fixed, not variable
  • UC loans can have a range of interest rate
  • UC loans are not awarded based on the credit history of the borrower

UCOP Private Lender List for Health Professionals

University of California Code of Conduct

Students considering student loans need to be aware of the differences between federal student loans and private student loans:

To apply:  Students entering the UCLA School of Nursing are advised to submit the FAFSA. The FAFSA must b e submitted by March 2nd to be considered on time. Failure to meet this deadline will result in a reduction of aid available to you. The UCLA code number for the FAFSA application is 001315.

School of Nursing Scholarships

The School of Nursing administers several scholarship funds that are awarded to 3rd and 4th year students on the basis of financial need and/or merit.

To apply: The Financial Aid Director distributes the application in June prior to the start of the academic year.

Scholarships for 3rd and 4th year students:

  • Karen Collins Booher
  • Bonnie A.C. Lee Fang Memorial
  • Marie J. Cowan
  • Harriet Coston Moidel
  • Dianne Matoff
  • Lydia M. Parker
  • Elvira G. Larson
  • Donald T. Leahy
  • Margaret H. Brown

Regents Scholar Award

One of the highest honors that may be conferred on an undergraduate student is the awarding of a Regents Scholarship. One entering nursing student is selected each year for this prestigious award. The top applicants will automatically compete for this award. Selection will be made by the School of Nursing Subcommittee on Awards, Honors, and Scholarships.

Please contact Leonie Thomas, Director of Financial Aid at for questions. 

Address: UCLA School of Nursing Box 951702 2-151 Factor Building Los Angeles, CA 90095-1702

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