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 2017-18

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 do not include non-resident supplemental tuition which is $12,245 for Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Nursing Masters and $15,102 for all other programs.


School and Year Student Services Fees & Tuition Kit Costs Loan Fee Books & Supplies Commute Cost of Living School-Year Total
Dentistry 1 (9 months) $48,043 $13,308 $420 $1,322 $0 $26,100 $89,193
Dentistry 2 (9 months) $48,043 $9,216 $420 $1,146 $0 $26,100 $84,925
Dentistry 3 (12 months) $53,093 $7,965 $420 $563 $1,054 $34,800 $97,895
Dentistry 4 (12 months) $53,093 $8,892 $420 $885 $2,109 $34,800 $100,199
Dental Hygiene-Masters (12 months) $39,718 $0 $216 $500 $0 $34,800 $75,234
International Dentist 3 (12 months) $81,000 $20,328 $420 $820 $0 $34,800 $137,368
International Dentist 4 (12 months) $81,000 $7,412 $420 $332 $0 $34,800 $123,964
School and Year Student Services Fees & Tuition Kit Costs Loan Fee Books & Supplies Commute Cost of Living School-Year Total
Endodontics 1 (12 months) $24,418 $0 $216 $0 $0 $34,800 $59,434
Endodontics 2 (12 months) $22,964 $0 $216 $0 $0 $34,800 $57,980
Endodontics 3 (12 months) $22,964 $0 $216 $0 $0 $34,800 $57,980
Orthodontics 1 (12 months) $24,418 $5,000 $216 $7,460 $0 $34,800 $71,894
Orthodontics 2 (12 months) $22,964 $5,000 $216 $5,335 $0 $34,800 $68,315
Orthodontics 3 (12 months) $22,964 $5,000 $216 $4,335 $0 $34,800 $67,315
Pediatrics 1 (12 months) $24,418 $0 $216 $9,000 $0 $34,800 $68,434
Pediatrics 2 (12 months) $22,964 $0 $216 $9,000 $0 $34,800 $66,980
Pediatrics 3 (12 months) $22,964 $0 $216 $9,000 $0 $34,800 $66,980
Periodontology 1 (12 months) $24,418 $0 $216 $17,200 $0 $34,800 $76,634
Periodontology 2 (12 months) $22,964 $0 $216 $14,500 $0 $34,800 $72,480
Periodontology 3 (12 months) $22,964 $0 $216 $6,750 $0 $34,800 $64,730
School and Year Student Services Fees & Tuition Kit Costs Loan Fee Books & Supplies Commute Cost of Living School-Year Total
Graduate Academic (9 months) $17,871 $0 $216 $390 $0 $26,100 $44,577
Advanced Training Clinical Research - Masters (10.5 months) $27,000 $0 $216 $0 $0 $30,450 $57,666
Biomedical Imaging - Masters $36,225 $0 $216 $0 $0 $26,100 $62,541
Global Health Sciences (9 months) $33,522 $0 $216 $0 $0 $26,100 $59,838
Healthcare Admin - Masters $49,890 $0 $216 $600 $0 $34,800 $85,506
Health Policy Law - Masters $42,642 $0 $216 $0 $0 $29,000 $71,858
Translational Medicine - Masters $51,327 $0 $216 $700 $0 $29,000 $81,243
School and Year Student Services Fees & Tuition Kit Costs Loan Fee Books & Supplies Commute Cost of Living School-Year Total
Medicine 1 (10 months) $39,707 $0 $372 $1,746 $333 $29,000 $71,158
Medicine 2 (10 months) $39,671 $0 $372 $1,647 $1,260 $29,000 $71,950
Medicine 3 (12 months) $44,721 $0 $372 $436 $2,224 $34,800 $82,553
Medicine 4 (11 months) $44,721 $0 $372 $624 $1,896 $31,900 $79,513

JMP students pay fees for Winter and Spring quarters of their transition year, in line with “Medicine 3A” students who are in their second year of enrollment, (but JMP students will begin the Winter term in January). This equates to a budget of $46,083, of which $26,420 is for fees & tuition. JMP student budgets match the third year and fourth year students unless a Leave of Absence is taken for a term for research or other reasons.

School and Year Student Services Fees & Tuition Kit Costs Loan Fee Books & Supplies Commute Cost of Living School-Year Total
Nursing MEPN (12 months) $60,636 $0 $216 $2,086 $1,044 $34,800 $98,782
Nursing Masters (9 months) $28,911 $0 $216 $790 $1,044 $26,100 $57,061
Nursing Doctoral (9 months) $17,892 $0 $216 $790 $1,044 $26,100 $46,042
Nurse Midwifery 1 (9 months) $28,911 $0 $216 $3,028 $1,044 $26,100 $59,299
Nurse Midwifery 2 (12 months) $33,963 $0 $216 $2,027 $1,044 $34,800 $72,050
Nurse Midwifery 3 (3 months) $5,052 $0 $147 $0 $0 $8,700 $13,899
Nursing Post Master's (12 months) $35,512 $0 $216 $790 $1,044 $34,800 $72,362
School and Year Student Services Fees & Tuition Kit Costs Loan Fee Books & Supplies Commute Cost of Living School-Year Total
Pharmacy 1 (9 months) $39,336 $0 $300 $699 $0 $26,100 $66,435
Pharmacy 2 (9 months) $39,336 $0 $300 $352 $0 $26,100 $66,088
Pharmacy 3 (9 months) $39,336 $0 $300 $268 $0 $26,100 $66,004
Pharmacy 4 (9 months) $39,287 $0 $300 $267 $0 $26,100 $65,954
School and Year Student Services Fees & Tuition Kit Costs Loan Fee Books & Supplies Commute Cost of Living School-Year Total
Physical Therapy 1 (11 months) $37,356 $0 $216 $1,800 $1,208 $31,900 $72,480
Physical Therapy 2 (12 months) $34,374 $0 $216 $900 $1,208 $34,800 $71,498
Physical Therapy 3 (12 months) $34,374 $0 $216 $0 $1,208 $34,800 $70,598
Physical Therapy Doctor of Science (9 months) $17,427 $0 $216 $800 $0 $22,680 $41,123
Program Tuition & Fees Student Health Insurance Cost of Living Books & Supplies Loan Fees Total
Medicine PostBac (10 months) $15,164 $3,352 $29,000 $1,146 $216 $48,878
Dental PostBac (10 months) $15,122 $4,596 $29,000 $1,146 $216 $50,080
Pharmacy PostBac (10 months) $15,020 $4,089 $29,000 $1,146 $216 $49,471

Exceptions to the Standard Student Budget

Below are examples of some allowable add-ons to the student budget. This is not an exclusive list. Students are encouraged to discuss their specific situations with Student Financial Aid 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.

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Monthly Cost of Living Allowance

Student Financial Aid 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.

  Off Campus Parent/Guardian
Food $578 $578
Housing (plus utilities)* $1,814 $0
Transportation $145 $145
Personal/Miscellaneous $363 $363
Total $2,900 $1,086

*Utilities portion is $135

Housing Circumstances