Student Budget

Student budget is the estimated average and reasonable cost of completing an academic year at UCSF. Your budget serves as the foundation for determining your financial need as well as the amount of qualified aid that can be offered to you.

Cost of Attendance

Estimate Your Cost to Attend UCSF

The tuition and student services fees are currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding, or other developments. Accordingly, final approved amounts (and thus your final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown below.

Note: The figures show a separate total for California non-residents, which includes the non-resident supplemental tuition amount for the applicable program.

2022-23 Cost of Attendance

Dental Programs

  • Dentistry 1
    Dentistry 1 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $34,935
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $54,844
    Cost of Living (9 months) $28,080
    Books & Supplies $942
    Loan Fees $420
    Dental Kit Costs $14,096
    California Resident Total $98,382
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $110,627
  • Dentistry 2
    Dentistry 2 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $33,915
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $53,824
    Cost of Living (9 months) $28,080
    Books & Supplies $627
    Loan Fees $420
    Dental Kit Costs $9,848
    California Resident Total $92,799
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $105,044
  • Dentistry 3
    Dentistry 3 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,232
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $15,600
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $33,915
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $57,860
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $772
    Loan Fees $420
    Dental Kit Costs $7,328
    California Resident Total $103,820
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $116,065
  • Dentistry 4
    Dentistry 4 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,232
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $15,600
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $33,915
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $57,860
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $928
    Externship Costs $2,152*
    Loan Fees $420
    Dental Kit Costs $8,468
    California Resident Total $107,268
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $119,513

    * $400-$2,520 depending on externship site.

  • International Dentist 3
    International Dentist 3 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $85,444
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $8,095
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $94,028
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $772
    Loan Fees $420
    Dental Kit Costs $20,408
    Total $153,068
  • International Dentist 4
    International Dentist 4 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $82,608
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $89,666
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $1,416
    Loan Fees $420
    Dental Kit Costs $1,480
    Total $130,422

Dental Postgraduate Programs

  • Orthodontics 1
    Orthodontics 1 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Summer Term Fee $3,980
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $23,945
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $7,612
    Loan Fees $162
    Dental Kit Costs $5,000
    California Resident Total $74,159
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102
    California Non-resident Total $89,261
  • Orthodontics 2
    Orthodontics 2 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Summer Term Fee $3,980
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $23,945
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $5,336
    Loan Fees $162
    Dental Kit Costs $5,000
    California Resident Total $71,883
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102
    California Non-resident Total $86,895
  • Orthodontics 3
    Orthodontics 3 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Summer Term Fee $3,980
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $23,945
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $4,336
    Loan Fees $162
    Dental Kit Costs $5,000
    California Resident Total $70,883
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102
    California Non-resident Total $85,985
  • Pediatric Dentistry 1
    Pediatric Dentistry 1 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Summer Term Fee $3,980
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $23,945
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $2,000
    Loan Fees $162
    Dental Kit Costs $3,000
    California Resident Total $66,947
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102
    California Non-resident Total $82,049
  • Pediatric Dentistry 2
    Pediatric Dentistry 2 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Summer Term Fee $3,980
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $23,945
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $2,000
    Loan Fees $162
    Dental Kit Costs $3,000
    California Resident Total $66,947
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102
    California Non-resident Total $82,049
  • Pediatric Dentistry 3
    Pediatric Dentistry 3 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Summer Term Fee $3,980
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $23,945
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $2,000
    Loan Fees $162
    Dental Kit Costs $3,000
    California Resident Total $66,947
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102
    California Non-resident Total $82,049
  • Periodontology 1
    Periodontology 1 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Summer Term Fee $3,980
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $23,945
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $17,200
    Loan Fees $162
    Dental Kit Costs $3,800
    California Resident Total $82,547
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102
    California Non-resident Total $97,649
  • Periodontology 2
    Periodontology 2 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Summer Term Fee $3,980
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $23,945
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $14,500
    Loan Fees $162
    Dental Kit Costs $3,800
    California Resident Total $79,847
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102
    California Non-resident Total $94,949
  • Periodontology 3
    Periodontology 3 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Summer Term Fee $3,980
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $23,945
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies 6,752
    Loan Fees $162
    Dental Kit Costs $3,800
    California Resident Total $72,099
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102
    California Non-resident Total $87,201
  • Public Health 1
    Public Health 1 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Summer Term Fee $3,980
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $23,945
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $5,000
    Loan Fees $162
    Dental Kit Costs $3,000
    California Resident Total $69,547
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102
    California Non-resident Total $84,649
  • Public Health 2
    Public Health 2 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Summer Term Fee $3,980
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Dentistry $24
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $55
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $23,945
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $5,000
    Loan Fees $162
    Dental Kit Costs $3,000
    California Resident Total $69,547
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102
    California Non-resident Total $84,649

Graduate Academic Programs

  • Graduate Academic
    Graduate Academic Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the Graduate Division $36
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $19,866
    Cost of Living (9 months) $28,080
    Books & Supplies $390
    California Resident Total $48,336
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102
    California Non-resident Total $63,438
  • Equity in Brain Health - Certificate

    TBD

  • Genetic Counseling 1
    Genetic Counseling 1 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $41,796
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the Graduate Division $36
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $4,926
    WeID $42
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $47,209
    Cost of Living (9 months) $28,080
    California Resident Total $75,289
  • Genetic Counseling 2
    Genetic Counseling 2 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $41,796
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the Graduate Division $36
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,453
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $48,750
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    California Resident Total $86,190
  • Health Data Sciences - Master's 1

    TBD

  • Health Data Sciences Certificate

    TBD

  • Global Health Sciences - Master's
    Global Health Sciences (Master's) Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $34,356
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the Graduate Division $36
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $4,927
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $39,728
    Cost of Living (9 months) $28,080
    Loan Fees $216
    Total $68,024
  • Global Health Sciences - Master's (Summer)
    Global Health Sciences - Master's (Summer) Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Tuition $11,451
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $56
    Student Health Insurance Premium $1,526
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $13,033
    Cost of Living (2 months) $6,240
    Loan Fees $54
    Total $19,327
  • Advanced Training Clinical Research - Certificate
    Advanced Training Clinical Research - Certificate Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $28,961
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $29,166
    Cost of Living (11 months) $34,320
    Loan Fees $108
    Total $63,594
  • Advanced Training Clinical Research - Master's 1
    Advanced Training Clinical Research - Master's 1 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $29,232
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the Graduate Division $36
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $29,500
    Cost of Living (11 months) $34,320
    Loan Fees $108
    Total $63,594
  • Advanced Training Clinical Research - Master's 2
    Advanced Training Clinical Research - Master's 2 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $29,232
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the Graduate Division $36
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $29,500
    Cost of Living (9 months) $28,080
    Loan Fees $54
    Total $63,928
  • Biomedical Imaging - Master's
    Biomedical Imaging Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $37,564
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $44,515
    Cost of Living (9 months) $28,080
    Loan Fees $216
    Total $72,811
  • Healthcare Admin - Master's
    Healthcare Admin Master's Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $58,120
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $58,127
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $600
    Loan Fees $216
    Total $96,383
  • Translational Medicine - Master's
    Translational Medicine Master's Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $35,154
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Medicine $36
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $55,020
    Cost of Living (10 months) $31,200
    Books & Supplies $702
    Loan Fees $216
    California Resident Total $87,138
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $99,383

Medical Programs

  • Medicine 1
    Medicine 1 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $25,221
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Medicine $39
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $41
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $45,131
    Cost of Living (10 months) $31,200
    Books & Supplies $600
    Commute Costs $795
    Loan Fees $360
    California Resident Total $78,086
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $90,331
  • Medicine 2
    Medicine 2 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $25,221
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Medicine $39
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $41
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $45,131
    Cost of Living (10 months) $31,200
    Books & Supplies $600
    Commute Costs $1,200
    Loan Fees $360
    California Resident Total $78,491
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $90,736
  • Medicine 3
    Medicine 3 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,232
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $15,600
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $25,221
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Medicine $39
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $41
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $49,167
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $600
    Commute Costs $2,000
    Loan Fees $360
    USMLE Step 1 $645
    California Resident Total $90,212
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $102,457
  • Medicine 4
    Medicine 4 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,232
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $15,600
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $25,221
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Medicine $39
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Disability Insurance $41
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $49,167
    Cost of Living (11 months) $34,320
    Books & Supplies $300
    Commute Costs $1,400
    Loan Fees $360
    California Resident Total $85,547
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $97,792
  • Transitioning JMP [1]
    JMP Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $768
    Student Association Fee $4
    Tuition $7,800
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $16,814
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $132
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $18
    Associated Students of the School of Medicine $26
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $118
    Student Health Insurance Premium $4,379
    Disability Insurance $31
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $30,090
    Cost of Living (6 months) $18,720
    Books & Supplies $400
    Commute Costs $800
    Loan Fees $240
    California Resident Total $50,250
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $8,163
    California Non-resident Total $58,413

[1] JMP students who will be transitioning from UC Berkeley to UCSF for the Winter term 2022

Nursing Programs

  • Nursing MEPN
    Nursing MEPN Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $67,947
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Nursing $21
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $8,095
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $76,528
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $1,120
    Commute Costs $1,044
    Loan Fees $216
    Nursing Kit Costs $100
    Total $116,448
  • Nursing Master's
    Nursing Master's Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $12,795
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Nursing $21
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $32,646
    Cost of Living (9 months) $28,080
    Books & Supplies $789
    Commute Costs $1,044
    Loan Fees $216
    California Resident Total $62,775
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $75,020
  • Nursing Doctoral
    Nursing Doctoral Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students Graduate Division $36
    Associated Students of the School of Nursing $21
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $19,887
    Cost of Living (9 months) $28,080
    Books & Supplies $789
    Commute Costs $1,044
    Loan Fees $216
    California Resident Total $50,016
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $15,102
    California Non-resident Total $65,118
  • Nurse Midwifery 1
    Nurse Midwifery 1 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $12,795
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Nursing $21
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $32,646
    Cost of Living (9 months) $28,080
    Books & Supplies $1,029
    Commute Costs $1,044
    Loan Fees $216
    BLS & EFM $170
    California Resident Total $63,185
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $75,430
  • Nurse Midwifery 2
    Nurse Midwifery 2 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,232
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $11,700
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $12,795
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Nursing $21
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $36,682
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $1,350
    Commute Costs $1,312
    Loan Fees $216
    NRP & Board Vitals $450
    California Resident Total $77,450
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $89,695
  • Nursing Post-Master's 1
    Nursing Post-Master's 1 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $32,985
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Nursing $21
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $4,927
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $38,342
    Cost of Living (9 months) $28,080
    Books & Supplies $789
    Commute Costs $1,044
    Loan Fees $216
    Total $68,471
  • Nursing Post-Master's 2
    Nursing Post-Master's 2 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $43,926
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Nursing $21
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,453
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $50,865
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $788
    Commute Costs $1,044
    Loan Fees $216
    Total $90,353
  • Nursing Post-Master's (Distance)
    Nursing Post-Master's (Distance) Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $42,470
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $42,477
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $788
    Commute Costs $1,392
    Loan Fees $216
    Total $82,313
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice 1
    Doctor of Nursing Practice 1 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $30,990
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $30,997
    Cost of Living (9 months) $28,080
    Books & Supplies $900
    Commute Costs $1,125
    Loan Fees $216
    Total $61,318
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice 2
    Doctor of Nursing Practice 2 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $40,970
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $40,977
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $1,200
    Commute Costs $1,500
    Loan Fees $216
    Total $81,333
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice 3
    Doctor of Nursing Practice 3 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $3
    Tuition $20,310
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $20,313
    Cost of Living (6 months) $18,720
    Books & Supplies $600
    Loan Fees $216
    Total $39,849

Pharmacy Programs

  • Pharmacy 1
    Pharmacy 1 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,232
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $15,600
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $31,260
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Pharmacy $60
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $5,903
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $54,520
    Cost of Living (11 months) $34,320
    Books & Supplies $832
    Loan Fees $360
    California Resident Total $90,032
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $102,277
  • Pharmacy 2
    Pharmacy 2 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,232
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $15,600
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $31,260
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Pharmacy $60
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $55,186
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $832
    Loan Fees $360
    California Resident Total $93,818
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $106,063
  • Pharmacy 3
    Pharmacy 3 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,232
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $15,600
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $31,260
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Associated Students of the School of Pharmacy $60
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $55,186
    Cost of Living (11 months) $34,320
    Books & Supplies $832
    Loan Fees $360
    California Resident Total $90,698
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $102,943

Physical Therapy Programs

  • Physical Therapy 1
    Physical Therapy 1 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,232
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $15,600
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $13,362
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $233
    Student Health Insurance Premium $8,095
    WeID $42
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $38,796
    Cost of Living (11 months) $34,320
    Books & Supplies $700
    Commute Costs $1,208
    Loan Fees $216
    California Resident Total $75,240
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $87,485
  • Physical Therapy 2
    Physical Therapy 2 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $15,600
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $13,362
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $37,004
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $520
    Commute Costs $1,208
    Loan Fees $216
    California Resident Total $76,388
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $88,633
  • Physical Therapy 3
    Physical Therapy 3 Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Services Fee $1,152
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $15,600
    Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $13,362
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Graduate & Professional Student Association $27
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,569
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $37,004
    Cost of Living (12 months) $37,440
    Books & Supplies $428
    Commute Costs $1,208
    Loan Fees $216
    California Resident Total $76,296
    Non-resident Supplemental Tuition $12,245
    California Non-resident Total $88,541

Post Baccalaureate Programs

  • Dental PostBac
    Dental PostBac Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $15,188
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $5,471
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $21,041
    Cost of Living (10 months) $31,200
    Books & Supplies $800
    Loan Fees $216
    Total $53,257
  • Medicine PostBac
    Medicine PostBac Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $15,392
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $6,244
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $22,018
    Cost of Living (10 months) $31,200
    Books & Supplies $800
    Loan Fees $216
    Total $54,234
  • Pharmacy PostBac
    Pharmacy PostBac Budget
    Budget Category Amount
    Student Association Fee $7
    Tuition $15,159
    Community Centers Facilities Fee $198
    Student Health & Counseling Supplemental Fee $177
    Student Health Insurance Premium $5,345
    Estimated Fees Subtotal $20,886
    Cost of Living (10 months) $31,200
    Books & Supplies $800
    Loan Fees $216
    Total $53,102

Exceptions to the Standard Student Budget

Below are examples of some allowable add-ons to the student budget. Students are encouraged to discuss their specific situations with Student Financial Services staff before submitting a request. Budget exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis and subject to approval. Expenses must be under the student's name and incurred during the current school year. Complete the Student Budget Appeal Form for consideration and provide applicable documentation to be considered.

Complete Student Budget Appeal Form

  • Additional Housing Allowance
    Students who pay more for rent and utilities than the standard off-campus housing allowance, may request a budget increase, but must present a compelling reason as to why less costly housing is not an option. Students should speak with an advisor before submitting a request. Please note that if approved, a budget increase for housing costs may be temporary. The amount of an approved additional housing allowance will all be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Child Care
    Students may request financial aid to cover reasonable child care costs up to $1,700/month per child, with a maximum of $3,400/month for two or more children age 12 and younger during periods when the student is enrolled. It is expected that no child care expenses are needed for a student who has a spouse that is not working or in school.
  • Medical and Dental Expenses
    Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) provides primary health care, basic hospital, and major medical expense coverage through premiums included with registration fees. Expenses not covered by SHCS, including some psychotherapy, can sometimes be added to a student's financial aid budget and funded with additional Federal Direct (Stafford and/or Grad PLUS) Loan funds. Costs must be reasonable and for medically necessary treatment. Financial aid cannot cover cosmetic work, elective procedures deemed not medically necessary or treatment that can reasonably be postponed until after graduation (for example, elective orthodontic work). When submitting the Budget Appeal, include a letter from the health care provider, which indicates an estimate or actual cost of care and states that costs are not covered by insurance.
  • Computer Purchases
    Students may receive loan funds to a maximum of $2,500 during all of their UCSF enrollment. Printers and software are included in this maximum.
  • Licensure Expenses
    Dental, pharmacy, or physical therapy students can apply for additional loan money to cover no more than one licensure exam cost for their first professional license or certification. That includes WREB for dental students, NAPLEX for pharmacy students, and NPTE for physical therapy students. Proof of payment is required.
  • Residency Interview Expenses
    Medical students in their final year may receive loan funds for some of the costs associated with residency interviews in a single disbursement. Allowable costs include application fees, transportation, and lodging. Receipts may be requested after the fact for verification purposes or if an additional request for funding is made.
  • Commute Expenses
    Educational commute related expenses can be added to a student's budget. Not all programs qualify. Transportation cost estimates applicable to each school, curriculum and level are built into the budgets.

Monthly Cost of Living Allowance

Student Financial Services establishes a modest, yet adequate cost of living allowance to determine financial aid eligibility each school year. This allowance includes housing and utilities, food, transportation, personal and miscellaneous, and medical expenses. The off-campus allowance assumes shared housing costs.

As required by federal law, budgets used to determine financial aid eligibility can only include the student's costs; spouse and/or children's expenses cannot be included.

Monthly Cost of Living Allowance: Off Campus vs. With Relatives
  Off Campus With Parents or Relatives
Food $633 $633
Housing (plus utilities)* $1,950 $0
Transportation $174 $174
Personal/Miscellaneous $363 $363
Total $3,120 $1,170

*Utilities portion is $163. For more information, see Typical Housing Costs Near UC Campuses.

Housing Circumstances

  • Living with a Spouse and Children
    Living costs of family members must be covered by student and spouse earnings and/or assets. Financial aid, however, can help cover reasonable child care costs for children age 12 and younger for periods when the student is enrolled and the spouse is employed or in school.
  • Living as a Single Parent
    Single parents are normally expected to support their children through earnings, savings, child support, and other existing resources. If sufficient funds are not available from these sources, an exception will be considered to include dependent care costs in the student's budget. Single parents must provide information and documentation of all expenses. They may wish to seek assistance from public assistance programs and other housing and food security solutions.
  • Living with a Parent or Relative
    Students living with a parent or other relative will have a lower cost of living than indicated in the standard student budgets. The monthly cost of living is $1,130 (excluding fees, tuition, books and supplies) for students living with a parent or other relatives. Budgets may be adjusted once housing situations are finalized. This is a great cost saving measure which will reduce total debt after graduation.
  • Living in University-Owned Housing
    Most students living in University-owned apartments will usually have a lower monthly cost of living than indicated in the standard student budgets. The monthly cost of living will depend on the monthly rent, which varies for these apartments. Students whose rent for university owned housing exceeds $1,787 will have the standard $3,120 off-campus monthly cost of living allowance.

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