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 2024-2025 Academic Year

Off-campus Housing Budget

  1st Year2nd Yr. Summer2nd Year3rd Yr. Summer3rd Year4th Yr. Summer4th Year
 9 Months3 Months9 Months3 Months9 Months3 Months9 Months
Tuition & Fees*$47,316$4,808$47,316$4,808$47,316$4,808$47,316
Housing & Food$26,091$8,697$26,091$8,697$26,091$8,697$26,091
Books/Supplies/ Equipment$27,177$0$15,005$0$1,995$0$4,850
UC Health Insurance $5,571$0$5,571$0$5,571$0$5,571
Loan Fees$1,044$348 $1,044$348$1,044$348$1,044

All fees are subject to change without prior notification.

UCLA Registrar's Office Annual and Term Student Fees

UCLA Registrar's Office Summer Health Sciences Fees (Continuing DDS Students)


^ 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 (PDST) is a mandatory fee included in the University Registration Tuition & Fee assessment. Itemized cost components and figures is included on the above UCLA Registrar's Office Annual and Term Student Fees link. 

* 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. Fee is included in Books/Supplies/Equipment

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.