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.


  • Registration Fee: $150.00*
    *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 2018, other University fees of $119.32 will be assessed in lieu of the registration fee.
  • Program Fee: $1,960.00*
    * If you are admitted and will be enrolled at a UC campus in Fall 2018, your program fee will be $1,680.00.
  • Mandatory Residential Plan Fee: $1,164.00

IEI FEE: $61.00

*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.


*$3,074.32 for UCLA incoming students and $3,105.00 for other UC incoming students
**$3,055.00 for other UC incoming students. Incoming UCLA students will always be subject to the document fee.

Please note that a $150.00 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: $37.47
  • PLEDGE Fee:$17.65
  • Ackerman Student Union Fee: $12.60
  • Ackerman/Kerckhoff Seismic Fee: $22.80
  • Wooden Center Fee: $7.20
  • 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




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.

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


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.


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.



Qualified students attending grades 8th – 11th 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 a single academic course or eligible Precollege Summer Institutes.

Other than Summer Scholars Support, no other financial aid through UCLA Summer Sessions is available to visiting high school students. Please check with your home institution regarding financial aid options.

Note: All enrolled Summer Sessions students assume full responsibility for all fees regardless of their financial aid status and are held to the Summer Sessions payment deadlines.


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

Program fees and other applicable fees, excluding the non-refundable deposit, are refundable if the program is officially dropped prior to 5PM, JUNE 15 (PDT). In the event of withdrawal prior to the refund deadline, the total refund amount will reflect the non-refundable deposit, appearing as Processing Fee on the BruinBill account.

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 retrieve your registration online.

If entitled to a refund from the UCLA Summer Sessions Office, you will receive your refund one of three ways:

  • BruinDirect: BruinDirect is a convenient, free, and automatic way for students to receive refunds directly to their 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.

Refunds may take up to two weeks.

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 15 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 8 - JULY 20, 2018

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Summer Institutes Registration Opens

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

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

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline for Precollege Summer Institutes

JULY 8-20: Design Media Arts Summer Institute