Tuition and Costs

We know that meeting the costs of medical school is a major investment for most people. Yet with careful planning, a UCSF medical school education is definitely affordable. Most students rely on a combination of personal or family contributions, loans, and scholarships to pay for medical school.

Average Debt

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the average loan indebtedness of all medical school graduates in 2020 was $207,003. The average amount borrowed by our 2021 graduates was $140,293.

To view a typical student budget please visit UCSF Student Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The mission of our financial aid program is to help students marshal the resources they will need to attend the UCSF School of Medicine. In other words, we're here to help. In 2020-2021, 85 percent of our students received some form of financial aid.

To learn more about the process of applying for financial aid, eligibility requirements, types of financial aid, and key deadlines and dates, please visit UCSF Student Financial Aid.