Academic Courses: International 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 registration and administrative fees during the summer. Below is a summary of fees that apply to all visiting US students.

Note: The non-refundable deposit of $150 will apply toward your summer balance within 24 hours.

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Registration is not complete until the non-refundable deposit is paid in full. Those who are not prepared to pay can submit their registration form and retrieve registration at another time.

This deposit is not refundable under any circumstances even if you drop all courses before they begin. If you withdraw, this deposit will appear as a processing fee charge on your BruinBill account.

Summary of Fees

Registration Fee* $150
Service Fee* $200
2019 Course Fee $355 per unit
IEI Fee $61 per summer (students without a bachelor's degree)
Document Fee

Document fee covers a lifetime supply of official transcripts mailed by USPS first class mail. Summer-only visiting students will be assessed a one-time document fee during their first summer term; returning summer-only students will not be subject to the document fee. For more information, please click here.

$50 assessed only for the first summer term at UCLA
Late Add Fee
A non-refundable late fee of $50 will be assessed for each course added after Friday of second week of the session. 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.
$50 per class added after second week


*Fee is not assessed if enrolled in online courses only. However, the $150 deposit will remain non-refundable if you withdraw from all online courses at any point in time.

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 visiting undergraduate student enrolled in two courses that carry 4 and 5 units respectively, the total summer balance is estimated at $3,656 regardless of whether the two courses are taken in one or two sessions:

Summer Fee Calculation Example

Registration Fee $150
Service Fee $200
4-unit course unit fees $355 x 4 = $1,420
5-unit course unit fees $355 x 5 = $1,775
IEI fee $61
Document Fee $50

Fee Descriptions

Instructional Enhancement Initiative (IEI) Fee: The 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 Fee: A small number of courses may carry additional Materials Use Fees; the fee will be assessed to all student enrolled in any of the courses listed on the Course Materials Fees webpage.

Document Fee: Document fee covers a lifetime supply of official transcripts mailed by USPS first class mail. Summer-only visiting students will be assessed a one-time document fee during their first summer term; returning summer-only students will not be subject to the document fee.

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.

Payment Deadline

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 May 17 (5PM): May 17 (5PM)
May 17 (5PM) - June 21 (5PM): June 21 (5PM)
After June 21 (5PM): Due immediately



Date of Enrollment Payment Deadline
Before May 17 (5PM): May 17 (5PM)
May 17 (5PM) - June 21 (5PM): June 21 (5PM)
June 21 (5PM) - August 2 (5PM): August 2 (5PM)
After August 2 (5PM): Due immediately

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.

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 May 17, 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 May, 17, 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 May 17 and/or 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 All Other Courses
Session A 5PM, June 28 5PM, July 5
Session C 5PM, August 9 5PM, August 16

Refund Policy

The non-refundable deposit of $150 is not refundable under any circumstances, even if all courses are dropped before instruction has begun. In the event of withdrawal, the total refund amount will reflect this non-refundable deposit, appearing as Processing Fee on the BruinBill account.

Excluding the non-refundable deposit, the following fees are refundable only if the course is dropped before the course's respective refund deadline (specified above):

  • Course fee
  • Instructional Enhancement Initiative (IEI) fee (if all courses dropped)
  • Material use fees
  • Registration fee (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.

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 cancellations 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 course(s) and/or grade received

For information on the refund petition, 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.


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

Financial Aid

UCLA does not offer financial aid opportunities to non-UCLA students.

Some visiting students are eligible to receive financial aid from their current school or institution. Please check with your home institution regarding potential financial aid options.

All registered Summer Sessions students assume full responsibility for all fees and are held to the UCLA Summer Sessions payment deadlines.

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 15: Registration Opens

MAY 17: Full Payment Due (Enrollment before May 17)

JUNE 21: Full Payment Due (Enrolled May 18 – June 22)

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)