Academic Courses: UC Students



Fees for Visiting UC 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 visiting UC students.

Note: The non-refundable registration fee of $150 required for registration will apply toward your summer tuition balance within 24 hours of enrolling.

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Summary of Fees

Registration Fee $150
2020 Course Fee $279 per unit (undergraduate) | $349 per unit (graduate)
IEI Fee $61 per summer (undergraduate students only)
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 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 variables.

If an undergraduate UC student enrolls in two courses that carry 4 and 5 units respectively, the total summer balance is estimated at $2,722.00 regardless of whether the two courses are in one or two sessions:

Summer Fee Calculation Example

Campus fee $150
4-unit course unit fees $279 x 4 = $1,116
5-unit course unit fees $281 x 5 = $1,395
IEI fees $61

Fee Descriptions

Instructional Enhancement Initiative (IEI) Fee: An Instructional Enhancement Initiative (IEI) Fee is assessed to students without a bachelor's degree and cannot be waived. For more information, visit the IEI webpage.

Material Use Fee: 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

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

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.



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



Date of Enrollment Payment Deadline
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 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



Refund Policy


Session Impacted Course Deadline Non-Impacted Course Deadline
Session A3 June 25, 2021 June 25, 2021
Session A6, A8, & A9 June 25, 2021 July 2, 2021
Session B3 July 16, 2021 July 16, 2021
Session C3 August 6, 2021 August 6, 2021
Session C6 August 6, 2021 August 13, 2021
Session 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 made using a method other than credit card and if not signed-up for BruinDirect, refund will be issued as a paper check and mailed to the mailing address on file.


Financial Aid

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.

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 15: Registration Opens

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

JUNE 21: First Day of Session A

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

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

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.