Design Media Arts


Design Media Arts Summer Institute

Fees

PROGRAM FEES

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

2021 Summer Institute Fees:

  • Registration Fee: $350.00*
    *This registration 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 2021, other University fees of $132.69 will be assessed in lieu of the registration fee.
  • Program Fee: $2,100*
    * If you are admitted and will be enrolled at a UC campus in Fall 2021, your program fee will be $1,776.
  • IEI Fee: $61.00
  • Document Fee*: $50.00
    *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.

SUBTOTAL WITH DOCUMENT FEE:

  • Visiting Students (Non-UC): $2,561
  • Fall 2021 UCLA Students: $2,019.69
  • Fall 2021 Other UC Students: $2,037

Please note that a $350.00 nonrefundable registration fee will be required in order to reserve your space in the program. This fee is not an additional fee and will apply toward your summer balance.

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

This fee is not refundable under any circumstances even if you withdraw from the program before it begins.

Payment Deadline

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.

Your enrollment in the program is not officially confirmed until you submit full payment of the program fees and all other administrative fees.

*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. 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.

Waitlisted Students

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


Payment Methods

Credit Card or Electronic Check (E-Check)

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.

Cash, Check, or Money Order

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.

Foreign Currency Payment

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

Financial Aid

Students interested in the UCLA Design Media Arts Summer Institute can consider applying for the following two scholarship opportunities. To be considered for both scholarships, students must submit materials to both.

Summer Scholars Support

Qualified students attending grades 8th – 11th in Spring 2021 in the state of California are eligible for Summer Scholars Support, a need- and merit-based scholarship offered by the UCLA Summer Sessions Office. A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available to support enrollment in an eligible Precollege Summer Institute.

For more information, visit the Summer Scholars Support page.

Design Media Arts Scholarship

DMA Scholarship Award

The UCLA Department of Design Media Arts offers full or partial, need-based scholarships. The award is not intended to cover travel costs and may not cover textbooks or other course materials. The final award amount will reflect the fees of the DMA Summer Institute in which the applicant is enrolled.

Important Dates

  • February 15: DMA Scholarship Application is available
  • April 1: DMA Scholarship Application is due by 5 p.m.
  • April 23: Award announcements are emailed at 5 p.m.

Eligibility

To apply for the DMA Scholarship, you must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  • You are currently attending a high school in the state of California;
    • Enrolled in grades 10th – 12th during Spring 2021
    • 15 years of age or older prior to June 21, 2021
  • You have not received a DMA Scholarship in the past;
  • You will be a continuing high school student in Fall 2021 (seniors graduating in 2021 are not eligible); and
  • You have a family annual adjusted gross income of $115,000 or less.

Application Requirements

Submit the DMA Scholarship Application online. The application requires:

  1. Student Information
  2. School Information
  3. Parent/Guardian Information
  4. Essay Question 1: Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
  5. Essay Question 2 (optional): Please describe any additional information that you have not had the opportunity to share, including financial hardships or obstacles that have impacted you. What steps have you taken to overcome it, and how has it affected your academic achievement?

Students will need to upload the following to the online DMA Scholarship Application:

  1. Federal Income Tax Form (1040) of your parent/s or legal guardian/s
  2. W-2 Tax Form (if eligible)
  3. Letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor commenting on your ability to successfully complete a rigorous creative program. Please allow your recommender at least 2 weeks to write a complete letter of support before uploading the letter to the application.

For questions, please contact us at dmainfo@arts.ucla.edu.


Program Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Refund Policy

A valid payment of a non-refundable registration fee is required to complete registration. This fee is not refundable under any circumstances.

Program fees and other applicable fees, excluding the non-refundable registration fee, are refundable if the program is officially dropped prior to 5PM, JUNE 15 (PDT)

If the program is dropped after 5PM, June 15 (PDT), all fees are non-refundable and you will be financially liable regardless of attendance. To officially cancel your enrollment, you must access your existing registration online.

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, a refund will be issued as a paper check and mailed to the mailing address on file.

Participant Agreement

For a full overview of all terms and conditions for UCLA Summer Institutes, please review the Participant Agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Dates

JULY 12 - JULY 23, 2021

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15 - APRIL 1: Summer Scholars Support for California High School Students Application Period

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 1: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline - Refund Deadline for Summer Institutes

JULY 12-23: Design Media Arts Summer Institute

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.