For those interested, this should be applicable at UCSF and UCLA (to some degree): I pulled the text below from the MD forum. Don't look at the overall cost of the first year....dental school is more expensive than medical school. But the tuition is comparable. Currently on UCSF's website, first year tuition is listing at $15,484. But it looks like it may go up to approx $21 - 22K (because of the CA budget crisis). I was on the UCSF campus a few weeks ago and the school paper said that the current proposal was to raise tuition 40%. The Dean did respond by saying that he was trying to lower that percentage. Here's the cut/paste from the MD forum: For those interested, the financial aid office at UCSF will be posting on the internet very soon the (projected?) tuition/fees for the upcoming year. I am not sure where they obtained the numbers because I didn't think the information would be known until much later but he sounded confident about the numbers. Anyway, he told me fees (which is tuition) will be $21,610 for a California resident, so the total cost for everything will be $41,650 for 1st year students. Obviously this is at UCSF so I'm sure it varies to some degree between the UC's. From last year, that's a 35% jump I believe.