Academic Courses: International Students




During the summer, tuition is charged based on the number of units you enroll in. Below is a summary of fees that apply to all visiting international students.

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.


Registration Fee $400 (non-refundable)
Int'l Student Service Fee $400
Course Fee (per unit) $360
IEI Fee $61 (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.

Health Insurance $375
iStart@UCLA $59
ESTIMATED TOTAL $4,225 (based on 8-unit enrollment)

All registered international students are required to complete the iStart pre-arrival online orientation. This orientation is designed to help answer any questions you might have about your summer at UCLA. All modules and the corresponding quizzes must be completed by:

Friday, June 20 for Session A

Friday, August 1 for Session C

Living expenses are not included in the estimated total. If you wish to apply for UCLA housing, please visit UCLA Housing Services.

Payment Deadlines

Please make sure your balance is paid in full according to the payment deadlines below to avoid enrollment cancellations, holds on student records, and collection actions.

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 15 (5PM): May 15 (5PM)
May 15 (5PM) - June 19 (5PM): June 19 (5PM)
After June 19 (5PM): Due immediately


Date of Enrollment Payment Deadline
Before May 15 (5PM): May 15 (5PM)
May 15 (5PM) - June 19 (5PM): June 19 (5PM)
June 19 (5PM) - July 31 (5PM): July 31 (5PM)
After July 31 (5PM): Due immediately

NOTE: All fees associated with University services, 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.


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 2020) 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

Cancellation and Refund Policy

2020 Refund Deadlines

  Impacted Courses All Other Courses
Session A 5PM, June 26 5PM, July 3
Session C 5PM, August 7 5PM, August 14

Refund Policy

The non-refundable deposit of $400 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, in the event you drop a course, the following fees, if applicable, 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 students will be financially liable for any courses you are enrolled in past the refund deadline.

Refund Petition

No refunds are issued after the above deadlines. It is the responsibility of each student to know and to comply with Summer Sessions policy and deadlines. Students cannot use ignorance of the Summer Sessions refund policy and deadlines for justification for seeking a refund. Only those who encounter unforeseen, extenuating circumstances may request an exception to the refund policy.

To file a refund petition, please contact UCLA Summer Sessions at (310)825-4101 or Refund petitions should be filed within one week from the official drop date, or Friday of the last week of the class, whichever comes first. Refund petitions submitted after the deadline will be accepted at the discretion of the UCLA Summer Sessions Office.

No refund petitions will be accepted for retroactively dropped courses after October 31 of the calendar year during which the course was taken.

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.

6-week: June 22 - July 31
8-week: June 22 - August 14
10-week: June 22 - August 28

August 3 - September 11

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 1: Registration Deadline for Int'l Students (Session A)

MAY 3: I-20 Request Deadline (Session A)

MAY 15: Full Payment Due (Enrollment before May 17)

JUNE 1: Registration Deadline for Int'l Students (Session C)

JUNE 3: I-20 Request Deadline (Session C)

JUNE 19: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session A)

JUNE 19: Full Payment Due (Enrolled May 18 – June 22)

JUNE 26: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session A)

JULY 3: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session A)

JULY 17: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session A, 6wk)

JULY 31: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session C)

JULY 31: Full Payment Due (Session C, Enrolled June 21 – August 2)

AUGUST 7: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 14: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 28: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session C)