Academic Courses: UCLA Students



The fee for a summer course is calculated based on the unit value the course carries. In addition to the course fee, students are assessed other campus and administrative fees during the summer. Below is a summary of fees that apply to UCLA students.

Note: All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Referenda Fees $127.25 (Undergraduate) | $64.80 (Graduate)
  Not applicable if enrolled in online courses only)
2019 Course Fee $279 per unit (undergraduate) | $349 per unit (graduate)
IEI Fee $61 per summer (undergraduate students only)
Late Add Fee $50 per class added after Week 2 of course
Document Fee New incoming freshmen, transfers, and graduate students only. Continuing students not subject to fee.
Processing Fee $150 in the event of withdrawal

Fee Calculation Example

The following is only an example and is intended to help you understand how fees are calculated. Summer fee assessment varies depending on several factors.

If a continuing undergraduate UCLA student enrolls in two courses that carry 4 and 5 units respectively, the total summer balance is estimated at $2,691.32 regardless of whether the two courses are taken in one or two sessions:

Summer Fee Calculation Example

Referenda Fees $127.25
4-unit course unit fees $279 x 4 = $1,116
5-unit course unit fees $279 x 5 = $1,395
IEI fees $61

Instructional Enhancement Initiative (IEI) Fee: IEI Fee is assessed to all students without a bachelor's degree and cannot be waived. For more information, visit the IEI webpage.

Material Use Fees: A small number of courses carry additional Materials Use Fees; the fee will be assessed to all students enrolled in any of the courses listed on the Course Materials Fees webpage.

Document Fee: Incoming first-year and transfer students will be assessed a $50 Document Fee if Summer 2019 is the first term of attendance at UCLA.

Housing Fees: If you sign up for housing, you will be assessed separately by UCLA Housing Services, not UCLA Summer Sessions. For housing fee information, please visit the UCLA Housing Services webpage.

If you enroll in online courses only, the campus fee will be waived. Note: "Hybrid" courses that have components offered both online and on the UCLA campus are not considered online courses for summer registration purposes.
Deposits are not required for UCLA students. However, the non-refundable processing fee of $150 will be assessed if all courses are dropped regardless of whether instruction has begun.
No late fees are assessed if a student is re-adding a class that was dropped, switching sections of the same class, or adding any 99, 195-199, 596-599 courses.

Document fee covers a lifetime supply of official transcripts mailed by USPS first class mail. You will be assessed this $50 document fee and have the $50 applied towards the overall Document Fee due in Fall quarter.


Please make sure your balance is paid in full by the applicable payment deadline to avoid enrollment cancellations, holds on student records, delinquent fees, and/or collection actions. For details, see PAYMENT DELINQUENCY.

Note: All deadlines are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Please take the time zone into consideration when making arrangements to process your payment.


Date of Enrollment Payment Deadline
Before June 21 (5PM): June 21 (5PM)*
After June 21 (5PM): Due immediately


Date of Enrollment Payment Deadline
June 21 (5PM): June 21 (5PM)*
June 21 (5PM) - August 2 (5PM): August 2 (5PM)*
After August 2 (5PM): Due immediately

*These payment deadlines may be extended only for UC students who are identified by their respective UC financial aid office as summer financial aid recipients. No exception requests by individual UC students will be accepted regardless of their UC summer financial aid status. Those who are granted exception will be notified of the extended payment deadline.

NOTE: University services fees excluding Summer Sessions enrollment related fees) such as UCLA store, library, ASHE center charges, are due by the 20th of the month following the posting date of the charge. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date is the last business day prior to the 20th. Payment must be made by 5PM online or by 4PM if made in-person at the Payment Solutions & Compliance office in 1125 Murphy Hall.


Your summer bill will be available for view after enrollment is complete.

Note: Your bill reflects your enrollment activities. If you make any changes to your enrollments, be sure to view your BruinBill to verify changes in your balance due.

You are not relieved of financial responsibility if you fail to attend classes, reverse your credit card charges, stop payment on your registration check, or if the bank does not honor your check or credit card payment.

Credit Card or E-Check

All credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% non-refundable service charge per transaction. This charge is assessed by Higher One, Inc. and may not be refunded under any circumstances. No service fees are applied to e-check payments.

Accepted forms of payment are VISA, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, or electronic check (e-check).

  1. Sign-in to MyUCLA (Logon and password required)
  2. On the main menu, select "Finances and Jobs," then "BruinBill"
  3. Continue to BruinBill
  4. Once on the BruinBill page, select "Make a Payment" at the top

Foreign Currency Payment

  1. Sign-in to MyUCLA (Logon and password required)
  2. On the main menu, select "Finances and Jobs," then "BruinBill"
  3. Continue to BruinBill
  4. Once on the BruinBill page, select "Make a Payment" at the top and select "Pay With Foreign Currency"

Travelex payments allow you to lock into an exchange rate with your bank. If your currency is not listed, you may request that your bank make the transfer in US dollars.

Cash, Check, or Money Order

If you wish to pay by check or money order, make payable to "UC Regents" and include both your University Identification (UID) number and the term you wish to pay (i.e., Summer 2019) on the memo line.

You may pay in person with check, money order, or cash at the Payment Solutions and Compliance (1125 Murphy Hall, UCLA).

You may also pay by mail with a check or money order to the following address:

UCLA Payment Solutions and Compliance Office
Box 957089, 1125 Murphy Hall
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7089

Payment Delinquency

Failure to meet the payment deadlines as stipulated on the Summer Sessions website may result in one or more of the following consequences:

  • Enrollment cancellations following the June 21 and August 2 payment deadlines
  • Placement of a hold or holds on student records
  • Delinquent fee assessment
  • Collections activity

It is the responsibility of students to review their BruinBill accounts, to comply with the payment deadlines (see PAYMENT DEADLINE) and to accept the consequences for any and all enrollment decisions.


Although the majority of students with delinquent balances will experience course cancellations on June 21 and August 2, not all students will be affected. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each individual student to drop any course they do not intend to take prior to the refund deadline; students will be held financially liable for the full cost of any course you remain enrolled in after the refund deadline, regardless of payment delinquency.

Courses dropped on June 21 due to payment delinquency may affect students who are enrolled in Session A and/or Session C academic courses. For those students included in this drop, all courses may be cancelled regardless of session or remaining balance.

Courses dropped on August 2 due to payment delinquency may affect students who are enrolled in Session C courses. For those students included in this drop, all Session C enrollments will be canceled regardless of the remaining balance.


2019 Refund Deadlines

  Impacted Courses Non-Impacted Courses
Session A 5PM, June 28 5PM, July 5
Session C 5PM, August 9 5PM, August 16

Refund Policy

UCLA students are not required to pay a deposit prior to summer enrollment. However, a processing fee of $150 will be assessed if all summer courses are dropped at any point in time, regardless of whether instruction has begun. This processing fee is not refundable under any circumstances.

Excluding the processing fee, the following fees are refundable only if the course is dropped before the course's refund deadline (specified above):

  • Course fee
  • Instructional Enhancement Initiative (IE) fee
  • Material use fee(s)
  • Campus- based fees (if all courses dropped)
  • Document fee (if all courses dropped)

These fees are 100% NON-refundable if dropped after the refund deadline, and you will be financially liable for any courses you are enrolled in past the refund deadline.

Refund Disbursement

If entitled to a refund from the UCLA Summer Sessions Office, you will receive your refund one of three ways within 1-3 weeks:

  • BruinDirect: BruinDirect is a free and automatic way for students to receive refunds directly to a U.S. checking or savings account. You may sign-up on BruinBill.
  • Credit Card: Payments made with a credit card will be returned back to the credit card that made the original payment.
  • Check Refund: If payment made using a method other than credit card and if not signed-up for BruinDirect, the refund will be issued as a paper check and mailed to the mailing address on file.

Refund Petition

Students who encounter unforeseen, extenuating circumstances may petition for an exception to the refund policy. Reasons such as the following are not considered unforeseen or extenuating circumstances and therefore will NOT be considered for an exception to the refund policy:

  • Lack of knowledge or understanding of Summer Sessions deadlines, policies, and regulations
  • Lack of knowledge of enrollment status and/or non-attendance
  • Reliance on enrollment cancellation due to payment delinquency or non-payment
  • Insufficient, delayed, and/or cancellation of financial aid award
  • Conditions or chronic illnesses that remain static and are known to the student at the time of registration/enrollment
  • Dissatisfaction with the course, instructor, and/or grade received

For information on the refund petition process, please contact UCLA Summer Sessions at (310) 825-4101 or

Important Information

Summer offerings are subject to change, without prior notice, by action of the academic department offering the course/program. Changes include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Meeting time and location changes
  • Instructor substitutions
  • Course cancellation

Reasonable endeavor will be made to notify students of such changes and suggest alternatives when applicable.

In the event of cancellation, the University is not responsible for any consequential loss or expenses incurred as a result; only the course fee, as well as campus, registration, material and/or IEI fees if applicable will be subject to refund.


Financial aid is available to qualified UCLA students. This includes newly admitted UCLA students beginning in Fall 2019. For more information about financial aid for UCLA Summer Sessions courses, please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office website.

NOTE: For students enrolled in Intensive Studies in Chemistry, the refund and cancellation policy differs from standard academic course offerings. Please visit for relevant policy information.

6-week: June 24 - August 2
8-week: June 24 - August 16
10-week: June 24 - August 30

August 5 - September 13

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 1: Enrollment Opens

MARCH 2: FAFSA Deadline for UCLA Students

APRIL 1-30: Financial Aid Application for Current UCLA Students Available

JUNE 21: Full Payment Due (Enrollment before June 21)

JUNE 28: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session A)

JULY 5: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session A)

JULY 19: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session A, 6wk)

AUGUST 2: Full Payment Due (Session C, Enrolled June 21 – August 2)

AUGUST 9: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 16: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 30: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session C)