Academic Courses: UCLA Students


Fees for 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 for the entire summer. Below is a summary of fees that apply to all UCLA students (both in-state and out-of-state).

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

<valign="top">Referenda Fees <valign="top">$132.69 (Undergraduate) | $66 (Graduate)
<valign="top">2021 Course Fee <valign="top">$279 per unit (undergrad) | $349 per unit (graduate) <valign="top">IEI Fee <valign="top">$61 per summer (undergrads only) <valign="top">Late Add Fee* <valign="top">$50 per late add (if applicable) <valign="top">Document Fee <valign="top">$50 (newly admitted UCLA students only) <valign="top">Processing Fee** <valign="top">$150 (in the event of withdrawal to 0 units)

*Late adds start after week 2 of the course

**UCLA students who have a degree expected term before Summer 2021 are considered non-UCLA students for fee purposes and are assessed a $350 registration fee and are liable for this fee is all courses are dropped.

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.

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 $132.69
4-unit course unit fees $279 x 4 = $1,116
5-unit course unit fees $279 x 5 = $1,395
IEI fees $61

Fee Descriptions

Processing Fee: The processing fee of $150 is assessed if all summer courses are dropped regardless of whether instruction has begun. UCLA students who have a degree expected term before Summer 2021 are considered non-UCLA students for fee purposes and are assessed a $350 registration fee.

Instructional Enhancement Initiative (IEI) Fee: The IEI Fee is a technology and service fee for the upkeep of MyUCLA, class websites, Zoom, and lecture recordings. This 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: Fees may be charged for materials used in laboratory, studio, and other courses. A per-class materials fee is assessed based on enrollment regardless of UCLA student status or majors. Below is a list of courses that assess materials fees in Summer 2021:

  • MAT SCI 104: Science of Engineering Materials - $20
  • LIFESCI 23L: Introduction to Laboratory and Scientific Methodology - $15
  • PHYSCI 153: Dissection Anatomy - $45

Document Fee: Incoming first-year and transfer students will be assessed a $50 Document Fee if Summer 2021 is the first term of attendance at UCLA. The Document Fee is a one-time fee assessed to students to cover a lifetime supply of official UCLA transcripts.

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.

Late Add Fee: Assessed for any new course added after Friday of Week 2 of the course. 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.


Payment Deadline

Payment Deadlines

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.



Date of Enrollment Payment Deadline
Before June 18 (5PM): June 18 (5PM)*
After June 18 (5PM): Due immediately



Date of Enrollment Payment Deadline
Before June 18 (5PM): June 18 (5PM)*
June 18 (5PM) - July 30 (5PM): July 30 (5PM)*
After July 30 (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 an exception will be notified of the extended payment deadline.


  • All deadlines are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Please take the time zone into consideration when making arrangements to process your payment.
  • 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 June 18 and July 30 payment deadlines
  • Placement of a hold(s) 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 all summer enrollment decisions.


Although the majority of students with delinquent balances will experience course cancellations on June 18 and July 30, not all students will be affected. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each student to drop any course they do not intend to take before 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 18 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 canceled regardless of session or remaining balance.

Courses dropped on July 30 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.


Payment Instructions

Credit Card or Electronic Check (E-Check)

Please use the instructions below to submit payment using a VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or AMEX credit card or to pay with an 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

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.

Foreign Currency Payment

To submit payment using foreign currency, use the instructions below.

  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 2021) 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



Refund Policy


Session Impacted Course Deadline Non-Impacted Course Deadline
A3 June 25, 2021 June 25, 2021
A6, A8, A9, & A10 June 25, 2021 July 2, 2021
B3 July 16, 2021 July 16, 2021
C3 August 6, 2021 August 6, 2021
C6 August 6, 2021 August 13, 2021
D3 August 27, 2021 August 27, 2021


Students can search the Impacted Courses List to determine a specific course's refund deadline.

The $150 processing fee is assessed if all summer courses are dropped to 0 units regardless of whether instruction has begun.

If you enroll in summer courses after the processing fee is assessed, you will no longer be liable.

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.

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.

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 was made using a method other than credit card and if the individual is not signed-up for BruinDirect, the refund will be issued as a paper check and mailed to the mailing address on file.


Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to qualified UCLA students. This includes newly admitted UCLA students beginning in Fall 2021. The Summer Financial Aid Application will be available on MyUCLA under "Finances and Jobs" from April 1 - August 27. We recommend that you apply by mid-May in order to receive your financial aid notification before session A starts. For more information about financial aid for UCLA Summer Sessions courses, please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office website.









A3: June 21 - July 9
A6: June 21 - July 30
A8: June 21 - Aug 13
A10: June 21 - Aug 27

B3: July 12 - July 30

C3: Aug 2 - Aug 20
C6: Aug 2 - Sept 10

Important Dates

JANUARY 11: Schedule of Classes Available

FEBRUARY 1: Enrollment Opens

MARCH 2: FAFSA Deadline for UCLA Students

APRIL 1: Financial Aid Application for Current UCLA Students Becomes Available

JUNE 18: Full Payment Due: Enrollment before June 19 (5PM)

JUNE 21: First Day of Session A

JUNE 25: Refund Deadline - Session A6, A8, A9, & A10 (impacted courses only)

JUNE 25: Refund Deadline - Session A3 (all courses)

JULY 2: Refund Deadline - Session A6, A8, A9, & A10 (non-impacted courses only)

JULY 12: First Day of Session B

JULY 16: Refund Deadline (Session B)

JULY 30: Full Payment Deadline: Session C only if enrolled June 19 (5PM) – July 31 (5PM)

AUGUST 2: First Day of Session C

AUGUST 6: Refund Deadline - Session C3 (all courses)

AUGUST 6: Impacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C6)

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.