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Tuition, State Residency, Application Fees, Deferrals, and Waivers

TUITION (2013-2014)

  • Residents of California: $5,069 per quarter
  • Nonresidents of California: $10,103 per quarter

UCLA operates on the quarter system: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Registration cost is based not on per unit or hour charges, but on a fixed quarterly amount. The above figures include the cost of mandatory health insurance. Amounts are subject to change.

STATE RESIDENCY

Students wishing to qualify as California residents must be physically present in the state (and intend to make California a permanent home) for one year prior to the beginning of their entering term. Indications of California residency include: registering and voting in California elections; designation of California as permanent address on all school and employment records, obtaining a California I.D. or driver's license; obtaining California vehicle registration; and paying California income tax as a resident. For more detailed information, please read Residence for Tuition Purposes. Further inquiries regarding residency requirements may be addressed to the Residence Deputy, Office of the Registrar, 1113 Murphy Hall, Box 951429, Los Angeles, California 90095-1429. (310) 825-3447.

APPLICATION FEES, FEE DEFERRALS AND FEE WAIVERS

Application Fees

$80.00: U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents

$100.00: All other applicants

The application fee is devoted to the administrative cost of processing all applications received, and is not refundable under any circumstances, regardless of the outcome, the date of filing, time of review, or if, for whatever the reason, the application is withdrawn.

Fee Deferrals

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) Applicants

Applicants who are sponsored by the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program are eligible for a deferral of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, click PPIA in the drop down menu at Application Type. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from the program officer verifying sponsorship.

Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Applicants

Applicants who are sponsored by the Vietnam Education Foundation are eligible for a deferral of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, click VEF in the drop down menu at Application Type. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from the Foundation verifying sponsorship.

Fee Waivers

California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) Applicants

Applicants who participate in the California Alliance for Minority Participation are eligible for a waiver of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, click CAMP in the drop down menu at Application Type. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from the program officer verifying participation.

California State University (CSU) Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program Applicants

Applicants who participate in the California State University Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program are eligible for a waiver of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, click CSU Casanova Predoc in the drop down menu at Application Type. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from the program officer verifying participation.

Florida A&M University Graduate Feeder Scholars Program (FAMU GFSP) Applicants

Applicants who participate in the Florida A&M University Graduate Feeder Program are eligible for a waiver of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, click FAMU GFSP in the drop down menu at Application Type. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from the program officer verifying participation.

Gates Millennium Scholars

Applicants who are Gates Millennium Scholars are eligible for a waiver of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, click GMS in the drop down menu at Application Type. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from the program officer verifying participation.

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Applicants

Applicants who participate in the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation are eligible for a waiver of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, click LSAMP in the drop down menu at Application Type. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from the program officer verifying participation.

McNair Scholars

Applicants who are McNair Scholars are eligible for a waiver of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, click McNair in the drop down menu at Application Type. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from your McNair director verifying participation.

Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Applicants

Applicants who participate in the Minority Access to Research Careers program are eligible for a waiver of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, click MARC in the drop down menu at Application Type. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from the program officer verifying participation.

Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Applicants

Applicants who participate in the Minority Biomedical Research Support program are eligible for a waiver of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, click MBRS in the drop down menu at Application Type. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from the program officer verifying participation.

Research Initiative for Science Enhancement (MBRS RISE) Applicants

Applicants who participate in the Research Initiative for Science Enhancement program are eligible for a waiver of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, click MBRS RISE in the drop down menu at Application Type. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from the program officer verifying participation.

Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Applicants

Applicants who participate in the Graduate Division's Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) are eligible for a waiver of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, click GRD SPUR in the drop down menu at Application Type. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from the program officer verifying participation.

UC Leadership through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS) Applicants

Applicants who participate in UC Leadership through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS) are eligible for a waiver of the application fee. In the application, on the Plans for Graduate Study page, click UC LEADS in the drop down menu at Application Type. In the Supporting Documents Upload section of the application, upload a letter from the program officer verifying participation.

Need-based Fee Waivers

Waivers of UCLA's application fee are available for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents. To receive a need-based waiver, you must

Be currently enrolled in a college or university

and

Receive need-based financial aid

and

Submit a statement from your Financial Aid officer confirming all of the above and stating that payment of UCLA's $80.00 application fee would be a financial hardship.

If you meet all of these criteria, select Fee Waiver in the application, upload the statement from your Financial Aid officer and submit the application.

Don't submit income tax returns, unemployment documents, copies of your FAFSA Expected Family Contribution or other financial estimates; these cannot be accepted as documentation of eligibility for a fee waiver.

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