Design Media Arts

Design Media Arts Summer Institute


Please find below a list of all fees that may apply to you to enroll in the Design Media Arts Summer Institute.


  • Precollege Summer Institute Application Fee: $75*
    *This application fee is assessed one-time per each summer term for any precollege Summer Institute. If you are admitted and will be enrolled at UCLA in Fall 2017, other University fees of $115.47 will be assessed in lieu of the application fee. Students who will be enrolled at one of the other UC campuses in Fall 2017 will be assessed $150 as the application fee.
  • Program Fee: $1940*
    * If you are admitted and will be enrolled at a UC campus in Fall 2017, your program fee will be $1664.
  • Mandatory Residential Plan Fee: $1260 including housing and two meals per day

IEI FEE: $61

*If you are participating in UCLA Summer Sessions for the first time or an incoming UCLA undergraduate student, this document fee will be assessed. The one-time document fee covers life-time academic and verification transcripts that do not require special delivery services.


*$3150.47 for UCLA incoming students and $3185 for other UC incoming students
**$3135 for other UC incoming students

Please note that a $150 nonrefundable deposit will be required in order to reserve your space in the program. This deposit is not an additional fee and will apply toward your summer balance.

Other University fees for UCLA undergraduate students include the following:
  • Undergraduate Students Association Fee: $30.99
  • PLEDGE Fee:$17.28
  • Ackerman Student Union Fee: $12.60
  • Ackerman/Kerckhoff Seismic Fee: $22.80
  • Wooden Center Fee: $10.20
  • SPARC Fee: $21.60

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

This deposit is not refundable under any circumstances even if you withdraw from the program before it begins. If you withdraw, this deposit will appear as processing fee charge on your BruinBill account.


Payment will be available beginning Mid-March. Students may pay their balance using one of three payment methods below.


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

  • Log onto MyUCLA (UCLA Logon ID required)
  • At the MAIN MENU under the FINANCES AND JOBS drop-down menu, click on the BRUINBILL link
  • Once on the BruinBill page, select MAKE A PAYMENT at the top

All credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% non-refundable service charge each 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.



Visit Payment Solutions and Compliance, 1125 Murphy Hall, UCLA to pay in person.

NOTE: Certain charges may apply to returned checks and credit card charge backs.



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

  • Log onto MyUCLA (UCLA Logon ID required)
  • At the MAIN MENU under the FINANCES AND JOBS drop-down menu, click on the BRUINBILL link
  • Once on the BruinBill page, select MAKE A PAYMENT at the top and select PAY WITH FOREIGN CURRENCY




Registration Before May 1

Full summer fees are due no later than 5PM, MAY 1. Failure to pay by the payment deadline may result in your space in the program being forfeited.

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

Registration After May 1
If you register after MAY 1, you will be prompted to make full payment of all fees excluding any applicable document fee and IEI fees at the time of online registration.

You will not be enrolled in the program until you complete the required payment.

For the document and IEI fee payment, you can follow the same steps listed in PAYMENT METHODS above 1-2 business days after making payment of the full program fees.


If you are waitlisted for the program or waiting for instructor consent to be admitted into the program, you will not be prompted to make payment until your application is accepted. You will be notified by e-mail with payment instructions.


NOTE: All fees associated with University services excluding those provided by Summer Sessions, 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.

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.



There are two different scholarships that applicants may apply for.

  1. A full or partial, need-based scholarship offered by UCLA Summer Institutes. Students must be a qualified California high school student in order to apply.
  2. The DMA Summer Institute Scholarship – a full or partial, need-based scholarship – offered by the Department of Design Media Arts. To apply, please send the following materials in one packet:
    • 2017 DMA Summer Institute Scholarship Application Form
    • A copy of your family's 2016 federal income tax return
    • A Letter of Recommendation Form from a teacher or a school counselor commenting on your ability to successfully complete a rigorous academic or creative program
    • Please allow your recommender at least two weeks to complete a letter of support

All supporting documents must be submitted in one packet to the address below:

UCLA Design Media Arts 2275 Broad Art Center
Los Angeles, California 90095-1456
Attn: DMA Summer Institute Scholarship

The application must be received by 3pm on April 15, 2016.

No other financial aid is available to visiting high school students enrolled in this program. Please check with your home institution regarding financial aid options. All registered Summer Sessions students assume full responsibility for all fees regardless of their financial aid status and are held to the Summer Sessions payment deadlines.



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Program fees and other applicable fees excluding the non-refundable deposit are REFUNDABLE if the program is OFFICIALLY DROPPED BY 5PM, JUNE 1.

All fees are non-refundable after the deadline, and students will be financially liable regardless of attendance.

A valid payment of a non-refundable deposit is required to complete registration. This deposit is not refundable under any circumstances. In the event of withdrawal prior to the refund deadline, the total refund amount will reflect this non-refundable deposit, appearing as Processing Fee on the BruinBill account.

To officially cancel your enrollment, you must retrieve your registration online.


The University reserves the right at any time, without prior notice, to cancel, change, or substitute any advertised activities of the program in emergencies or changed conditions, or in the interest of the program or the participant, at the University’s sole discretion. The University will make reasonable efforts to sustain the program’s overall academic objectives, but makes no guarantees about any academic activities. The University reserves the right to alter the cost in order to meet unexpected changes in program related activities. Further, The University reserves the right to cancel the program without notice (subject to refund obligations as set forth on the Summer Sessions website) and reserves the right to decline any application.

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.

The term "force majeure" shall mean fire, earthquake, flood, act of God, strikes, work stoppages or other labor disturbances, riots or civil commotions, litigation, war or other act of any foreign nation, plague, epidemic, pandemic, power of government or governmental agency or authority, or any other cause like or unlike any cause mentioned above, which is beyond the control of the University. The University assumes no responsibility for failure to offer the Program due to any force majeure event. In the event of force majeure after the refund deadline, no refunds will be issued.

No refunds are issued after the June 1 refund deadline. It is the responsibility of each participant to know and to comply with Summer Sessions policies and deadlines. Participants cannot use ignorance of the Summer Sessions refund policies and deadlines for justification for seeking a refund.

Only those who encountered unforeseen, extenuating circumstances may request a refund. Reasons such as the following will NOT be considered for a refund:

  • Lack of knowledge of Summer Sessions policies and regulations
  • 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 programs and/or grade received

To file for a refund petition, please contact UCLA Summer Sessions at (310) 825-4101 or Refund petitions must be filed within one week from the official drop date, or Friday of the last week of the class, whichever comes first.

Program Dates

JULY 9 - JULY 21, 2017

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Summer Institutes Registration Opens

MARCH 1 - APRIL 1: Summer Scholars Support for California High School Students application available

MAY 1: Full Payment via MyUCLA due for Precollege Summer Institutes

JUNE 1: Refund Deadline for Precollege Summer Institutes

JULY 9-21: Design Media Arts Summer Institute - Residential Program