Tuition & Projected Costs of Attendance: 4-Year DDS

Attending dental school is a significant time and financial commitment, but the Office of Student Services is here to help you figure out how to pay for your training at UCLA Dentistry, one of the top ranked dental schools in the country.

Please note that certain expenses listed, such as room and board, personal expenses, and transportation, vary depending on your living arrangements and lifestyle.

A major factor that influences a student’s overall budget is tuition, which varies depending on whether or not that student is a California resident or non-California resident. See what qualifies you as a California resident on the UCLA Registrar’s Office website.

Total Projected Costs for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Off-campus Housing Budget

 

 

1st Year

(9 mo)^

2nd Sum.

(3 mo)

2nd Year

(9 mo)

3rd Sum.

(3 mo)

3rd Year

(9 mo)

4th Sum.

(3 mo)

4th Year

(9 mo)

University Tuition & Fees*

$19,339

$4,525

$19,339

$4,525

$19,339

$4,525

$19,339

Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition**

$29,412

 

$29,412

 

$29,412

 

$29,412

Books/Supplies/
Instruments***

$21,673

 

$14,885

 

$1,995

 

$2,330

Room & Board

$21,663

$7,221

$21,663

$7,221

$21,663

$7,221

$21,663

Personal Expenses

$2,256

$752

$2,256

$752

$2,256

$752

$2,256

Transportation

$1,923

$641

$1,923

$641

$1,923

$641

$1,923

TOTALS

$96,267

$13,139

$89,478

$13,139

$76,588

$13,139

$76,923

Commuter Budget (Living with family)

 

1st Year

(9 mo)^

2nd Sum.

(3 mo)

2nd Year

(9 mo)

3rd Sum.

(3 mo)

3rd Year

(9 mo)

4th Sum.

(3 mo)

4th Year

(9 mo)

University Tuition & Fees*

$19,339

$4,525

$19,339

$4,525

$19,339

$4,525

$19,339

Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition**

$29,412

 

$29,412

 

$29,412

 

$29,412

Books/Supplies/
Instruments***

$21,673

 

$14,885

 

$1,995

 

$2,330

Living Expenses

$10,815

$3,605

$10,815

$3,605

$10,815

$3,605

$10,815

Personal Expenses

$2,085

$695

$2,085

$695

$2,085

$695

$2,085

Transportation

$2,103

$701

$2,103

$701

$2,103

$701

$2,103

TOTALS

$85,428

$9,526

$78,639

$9,526

$65,749

$9,526

$66,084

All fees are subject to change without prior notification.

UCLA Registrar's Office Annual and Term Student Fees

Notations:

^ Entering students begin the academic year in September (Fall quarter).  After the first year, students stay enrolled and matriculate in the summer quarters.

* Non-California resident tuition is an additional $12,245.

** Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition is a mandatory fee included in the University Registration Tuition & Fee assessment. For non-California residents, this fee is $28,302 rather than the above listed figure.

*** Mandatory Course Material/Gown Fee of $510 per quarter is assessed with University Registration Tuition & Fees.

***Dental Instrument Kit is required for the 1st and 2nd year.

The amounts shown here represent, for planning purposes, estimates of tuition and fees for our pre-doctoral DDS program. Final figures are subject to change without notice and may differ from the amounts posted. 

The Total Cost of Attendance (TCOA) at UCLA includes tuition, fees and expenses for housing, food, educational materials and transportation. Your TCOA budget is determined by the housing option selected on your financial aid application and is used to determine the maximum amount of financial aid that can be awarded. Please inform Dental School Financial Aid office, if your housing plans for the year change so that your aid can be recalculated.