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 2018-19

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) $44,207 $14,031 $420 $923 $0 $26,100 $85,681
Dentistry 2 (9 months) $44,207 $9,888 $420 $613 $0 $26,100 $81,228
Dentistry 3 (12 months) $49,513 $9,081 $420 $754 $1,054 $34,800 $95,622
Dentistry 4 (12 months) $49,513 $10,353 $420 $1,387 $2,109 $34,800 $98,582
Dental Hygiene-Masters (12 months) $34,595 $0 $216 $500 $0 $34,800 $70,111
International Dentist 3 (12 months) $77,183 $21,264 $420 $754 $0 $34,800 $134,421
International Dentist 4 (12 months) $75,940 $8,748 $420 $1,387 $0 $34,800 $121,295
School and Year Student Services Fees & Tuition Kit Costs Loan Fee Books & Supplies Commute Cost of Living School-Year Total
Endodontics 1 (12 months) $17,880 $0 $216 $0 $0 $34,800 $52,896
Endodontics 2 (12 months) $17,880 $0 $216 $0 $0 $34,800 $52,896
Endodontics 3 (12 months) $17,880 $0 $216 $0 $0 $34,800 $52,896
Orthodontics 1 (12 months) $17,880 $5,000 $216 $7,460 $0 $34,800 $65,356
Orthodontics 2 (12 months) $17,880 $5,000 $216 $5,335 $0 $34,800 $63,231
Orthodontics 3 (12 months) $17,880 $5,000 $216 $4,335 $0 $34,800 $62,231
Pediatrics 1 (12 months) $17,880 $0 $216 $9,000 $0 $34,800 $61,896
Pediatrics 2 (12 months) $17,880 $0 $216 $9,000 $0 $34,800 $61,896
Pediatrics 3 (12 months) $17,880 $0 $216 $9,000 $0 $34,800 $61,896
Periodontology 1 (12 months) $17,880 $0 $216 $17,200 $0 $34,800 $70,096
Periodontology 2 (12 months) $17,880 $0 $216 $14,500 $0 $34,800 $67,396
Periodontology 3 (12 months) $17,880 $0 $216 $6,750 $0 $34,800 $59,646
School and Year Student Services Fees & Tuition Kit Costs Loan Fee Books & Supplies Commute Cost of Living School-Year Total
Graduate Academic (9 months) $13,184 $0 $216 $390 $0 $26,100 $39,890
Advanced Training Clinical Research - Masters (10.5 months) $27,000 $0 $216 $0 $0 $30,450 $57,666
Biomedical Imaging - Masters $31,196 $0 $216 $0 $0 $26,100 $57,512
Global Health Sciences (9 months) $29,750 $0 $216 $0 $0 $26,100 $56,066
Healthcare Admin - Masters $51,480 $0 $216 $600 $0 $34,800 $87,096
Health Policy Law - Masters $42,642 $0 $216 $0 $0 $29,000 $71,858
Translational Medicine - Masters $47,642 $0 $216 $700 $0 $29,000 $77,558
School and Year Student Services Fees & Tuition Health Insurance Loan Fee Books & Supplies Commute Cost of Living School-Year Total
Medicine 1 (10 months) $35,685 $5,060 $360 $600 $800 $29,000 $71,505
Medicine 2 (10 months) $35,649 $5,060 $360 $600 $1,200 $29,000 $71,869
Medicine 3 (12 months) $40,955 $5,060 $360 $600 $2,200 $34,800 $83,975
Medicine 4 (11 months) $40,955 $5,060 $360 $300 $1,600 $31,900 $80,175

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 $45,189, of which $26,349 is for fees, tuition, and Health Insurance. 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) $57,544 $100 $216 $1,120 $1,044 $34,800 $94,824
Nursing Masters (9 months) $24,776 $0 $216 $790 $1,044 $26,100 $52,926
Nursing Doctoral (9 months) $13,205 $0 $216 $790 $1,044 $26,100 $41,355
Nurse Midwifery 1 (9 months) $24,776 $0 $216 $3,028 $1,044 $26,100 $55,164
Nurse Midwifery 2 (12 months) $30,082 $0 $216 $2,027 $1,044 $34,800 $68,169
Nurse Midwifery 3 (3 months) $5,306 $0 $147 $0 $0 $8,700 $14,153
Nursing Post Master's (9 months) $26,634 $0 $216 $790 $1,044 $26,100 $54,784
Doctor of Nursing Practice 1 (3 months) $8,855 $0 $72 $300 $1,500 $8,700 $19,427
Doctor of Nursing Pratice 2 (12 months) $35,420 $0 $216 $1,200 $1,500 $34,800 $73,136
School and Year Student Services Fees & Tuition Kit Costs Loan Fee Books & Supplies Commute Cost of Living School-Year Total
Pharmacy 1 (10 months) $46,576 $0 $300 $830 $0 $29,000 $76,706
Pharmacy 2 (9 months) $35,294 $0 $300 $352 $0 $26,100 $62,046
Pharmacy 3 (9 months) $35,294 $0 $300 $268 $0 $26,100 $61,962
Pharmacy 4 (9 months) $35,229 $0 $300 $267 $0 $26,100 $61,896
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) $31,435 $0 $216 $700 $1,208 $31,900 $65,459
Physical Therapy 2 (12 months) $29,939 $0 $216 $520 $1,208 $34,800 $66,683
Physical Therapy 3 (12 months) $29,939 $0 $216 $427 $1,208 $34,800 $66,590
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 Loan Fees Total
Medicine PostBac (9 months) $14,906 $5,154 $29,000 $216 $49,276
Dental PostBac (9 months) $14,832 $4,630 $29,000 $216 $48,678
Pharmacy PostBac (9 months) $14,756 $4,020 $29,000 $216 $47,992

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 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. Complete the Student Budget Appeal Form for consideration and provide applicable documentation to be considered.

Complete Student Budget Appeal Form

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 w/ Parent or Relatives
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