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BruinBill Accounts and Charges

Methods of Payment 

Medical Insurance Waivers

Fee Disclaimer

The tuition, fees, and charges posted here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures are not may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by state funding reductions. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus a student’s final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown.

BruinBill Accounts and Charges

All students are assigned a BruinBill account. A BruinBill account records all charges and payments associated with housing, transportation, and registration, along with other service charges that are assessed to students. Accounts are administered through an electronic bill.

Students must pay all charges in full by the 20th of the month following the posting date of the charge. Registration fees payment deadlines are as follows:

Fall Term September 20
Winter Term December 20
Spring Term March 20

If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, the mail and in-person due date is the last business day prior to the 20th. Electronic payments may be made through the 20th. After the 20th, students are assessed a delinquent fee and a student account hold is placed on their record until the charges are paid in full. There are no extensions. Please make payments early to avoid problems, especially if payment is made by check.

If registration fees are not paid in full by the payment deadline, a late registration fee is assessed, and classes are dropped in accordance with the drop class deadline (see the Calendar section). Note: The University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP) fee is part of registration fees and is due and payable at the time registration fees are paid. For information about waiving the UCSHIP fee, see the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center website.

Failure to settle financial obligations with the University results in a hold being placed on the student’s record. Such a hold could affect registration, enrollment, financial aid, campus services, and release of academic transcripts. See the Registration section for additional information about holds.

Third Party Access

Students can give select MyUCLA access to parents, guardians, or other third parties whom they want to view their student information and even make BruinBill payments. This access gives the University permission to discuss details of the student’s bill with the third party. See the MyUCLA section for more information.

Students, and third parties given access by the student, with a valid e-mail address established in MyUCLA, receive twice-monthly courtesy e-mail reminders prior to payment deadlines.

Methods of Payment


BruinBill accounts are administered electronically (e-bill) through MyUCLA. Financial activity is displayed for the current term, as well as account activity for the last 24 months. MyUCLA also provides a link to important communications from the university regarding registration and university policies. Students can pay their BruinBill account electronically using electronic checks with no charge, or American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA credit cards for a fee.

Online Payment

Payment to a student's BruinBill account can be made online.

  1. BruinPay Plan (BPP) is available to a student who wishes to establish a per-term monthly payment option through his or her bank account or credit card. A student may sign up for BPP prior to the registration fees payment deadline each term by accessing his or her BruinBill account and checking eligibility for BPP from the My Accounts page (see the My BruinPay Plan box). BPP payments must be made through automatic monthly payment by free electronic check or by credit card for a fee. An administrative fee is assessed for this payment type. Students with three or more returned checks are not eligible for BPP using e-check.
  2. Electronic check (e-check) is an easy way to pay directly from the student’s checking or savings account. As banks have different format requirements, students should check with their bank for accurate routing and account numbers. Payment is made on the BruinBill My Accounts page and results in a direct payment from the bank account to UCLA for the amount specified. There is no fee for this payment method.
  3. Credit card: UCLA accepts payment by American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA. Payment by credit card is subject to a 2.75% convenience fee.
  4. Western Union is an option for international payments. Processing through Western Union, the student logs into his or her BruinBill account and chooses the foreign currency payment link. The process generates a letter that the student prints and takes to his or her bank within 72 hours. A pending payment shows on the student’s account but does NOT prevent courses from being dropped, release holds, or relieve the responsibility of making payment on the account. If the student pays within 72 hours, the BruinBill account is updated and the pending payment is removed. Payments not made within 72 hours may not fully cover the amount owed.
  5. AutoPay Plan allows the student to set up an e-check or credit card payment that automatically pays the full amount due each month. The AutoPay Plan is a 12-payment contract. Students should not choose this method if they plan to use the BruinPay Plan (BPP), because it does not allow deferral of charges due.

For information about payment plans and other billing questions, see

In-Person Payment

Students may make payments in person at the Payment Solutions and Compliance office located at 1125 Murphy Hall, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Fax and credit card payments are not accepted.

Returned Check Policy

Returned Check Fine. The returned check fee is $25. A student account hold is placed on the account when a check is returned.

Cash-Only Policy for Returned Check Writers. Any person who has more than two checks returned unpaid to the university is placed on a cash-only basis (i.e., cash, credit card, cashier’s check, or money order) for all future transactions. A message will be sent by e-mail to the current address on file if this threshold is met, and no future checks will be accepted. The Payment Solutions and Compliance Office is not responsible for delivery of mail or the accuracy of the address on file.

Enforcement of Cash-Only Policy. Check payments mailed to the Payment Solutions and Compliance Office by customers on a cash-only basis will be accepted, but credit will not be posted to their BruinBill account for one week.

Financial Aid Distribution

The financial aid system automatically pays the BruinBill account of students who receive financial aid. Registration fees and other outstanding UCLA debts, such as student health or laboratory fees, are deducted. Students must be enrolled at least half time to receive financial aid disbursements. See the Financial Support section.


BruinDirect is the fastest, most secure refund method, allowing funds to be deposited electronically to student bank accounts. Direct deposit of financial aid refunds is mandated by federal regulation. Students are notified of transactions by e-mail when deposits are made.

Students not currently enrolled in BruinDirect may enroll and manage their accounts online through BruinBill. Students can also update their banking information through BruinBill. As banks have different format requirements, students should check with their bank for accurate routing and account numbers.

Medical Insurance Waivers

As a condition of registration, UCLA requires all students to have qualified medical/health insurance. The University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP) fulfills this requirement and its fee is billed through BruinBill along with other UCLA fees each academic term. Students who are already covered by a qualified medical/health insurance policy may have this fee waived if qualifying information is submitted by the fee payment deadline each term. A pre-waiver worksheet is available to assist students before they complete an actual waiver. If the private insurance plan does not meet waiver criteria, the waiver will be denied. All UCSHIP waivers must be submitted through the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center website.

An annual waiver can be completed only during the Fall waiver period. Otherwise, a UCSHIP waiver must be completed during the next waiver period. If a student misses the deadline, no late waivers are given. Students should pay careful attention to meeting the waiver deadline to ensure that they do not incur unplanned expenses. There are no refunds after the deadline. For more information, see Student Health Insurance in the Registration section, or see the Ashe Center website.

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