Money matters. The financial resources to assist you and your Bruin are at your fingertips. From Financial Aid to BruinBill, any question you have about finances at UCLA can be answered through this section.
Because of FERPA regulations, parents are not automatically granted access to student information. However, for those who still want to access their student’s information, such as grades, BruinBill, and more, these families can receive Third Party Access from their student. For more information on Third Party Access click here.
All students are assigned a BruinBill account which records all charges and payments associated with registration (e.g. quarterly tuition and fees), along with other service charges (e.g. health insurance, Summer Session, housing, parking and even ASUCLA textbooks) that are assessed to students. Students must pay all charges in full by the 20th of the month following the posting date of the charge. Click here to see fee details.
The mission of the UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships office is to help remove financial barriers and to assist students in meeting the rising cost of attendance at UCLA. The office will assist students in completing their application for financial aid, determining the level of need and offering financial aid to meet educational expenses. For information such as filling out the FAFSA, Summer Aid and the types of financial aid available to your student, click here.
The mission of UCLA’s Financial Wellness Program is to empower Bruins to confidently navigate their finances in a way that supports their overall well-being. This program fosters financial literacy skills through workshops, individualized coaching and online educational efforts. Additionally, the office aims to encourage students to know who, when, and why to ask for help. Overall, the program centralizes and advocates for student economic support services on campus.
The BruinCard is the passport to life at UCLA. It serves as a debit card, a residence hall access card, a meal card, library card and much more. Click above for more information on the services offered by the BruinCard center, including a list of vendors that accept the BruinCard.
All students are eligible to apply for financial aid. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FAO) is available to assist students and families with the cost of attending UCLA. FAO is located in room A-129J on the A Level of Murphy Hall and contact information can be found here.
Please note that your student’s financial and academic records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The Financial Aid Office cannot release any information to a third party (including a parent) without the student’s permission. Access to financial records and information can be provided to parents or family members with Third Party Access. For more information on FERPA and steps to create Third Party Access, click here.
On MyUCLA under the “Financial” tab students may access their financial aid information, track document status, view the Electronic Financial Aid Notification (eFan) and submit summer aid applications. Note: a UCLA Logon ID and password are required.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that families must complete annually to determine their eligibility for Federal Financial Aid, and it is also used by the UCLA Financial Aid Office to determine a family’s financial aid package on campus, which may include potential scholarships, grants, work-study and loans.
The California Dream Act application allows students enrolled in eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education programs to apply for state financial aid.
Your student should file a FAFSA or California Dream Act application each year in order to be considered for financial aid. All students may be eligible for some form of financial aid. March 2 is the deadline for priority filing each year; students who file by this date will be considered for maximum eligibility.
The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) figure is not an actual amount that you and your Bruin will be billed for and have to pay. It is an approximation of how much your Bruin and you may have to contribute throughout an academic year to cover your educational expenses. For more information, click here.
Federal Work-Study (FWS)
Blue + Gold Opportunity Plan
Please make checks payable to “UC Regents”, include the student’s name, nine-digit university identification number, and the BruinBill account type (i.e. Registration Fees & Campus Charges, Housing, or Transportation) on the payment, and mail them to:
Payment Solutions & Compliance Office
University of California Los Angeles
Box 957089, 1125 Murphy Hall
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7089
Payment processing can take up to four weeks and will be applied to the BruinBill account. If received before payments are due, students will be billed for fees less the amount of the scholarship. If the scholarship covers more than anticipated fees, or fees have already been paid, a check will be issued to the student via BruinDirect.
In addition to completing the FAFSA, students must also complete the online Summer Financial Aid Application. The application is available on the Financial Aid Office home page beginning April 1 (note MyUCLA login is required). The priority deadline for submitting the summer application is April 30 to be considered for all types of aid.
The financial resources to assist you and your Bruin are at your fingertips.
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All students are assigned a BruinBill account which records all charges and payments associated with registration, housing and transportation, as well as other service charges like health insurance that are assessed to students. Your student’s BruinBill is available to manage nearly 24/7; they just login to MyUCLA and click on BruinBill Accounts.
Fees are assessed monthly via BruinBill and payment is due on the 20th of the month following the posting date of the charge. If the 20th falls on a weekend or a holiday, the due date is the last business day prior to the 20th.
Each month, your Bruin will receive an automated e-Bill reminder to a designated email account (selected via the Settings section of MyUCLA).
If you are paying your student’s BruinBill account, you and your Bruin must set up Third-Party Access. Click here for more information on setting up this account. When creating a Third-Party Access account, your student can select which options to which they will permit access. Once you log in as a parent, you will also be able to elect to receive monthly e-Bill reminders.
For any questions about fee payment, contact Student Financial Services at (310) 825-9194 or Ask SFS.
**Note that specific, personal information about your child’s account may be restricted via email or over the phone if your student has not granted you Third-Party Access.
Limitations to enrollment
Tuition and fee deadlines for the academic year:
Additionally, other fees such as the per-unit Instructional Enhancement Fee assessed after the fourth week of the quarter for College and Engineering students, Housing fees, and health-related charges will be posted throughout the quarter and also must be paid in full by the 20th of the month following the posting date of the charge.
A breakdown of your student’s charges are available on the BruinBill each quarter, and here online.
For full descriptions of each fee, such as the Student Services Fee, Educational Fee and Course Materials Fee, click here.
UCLA will automatically drop a student’s courses if payment is not received on time. This can have both short-term and long-term consequences.
Students who are not permanent residents of California pay nonresident supplemental tuition in addition to fees assessed to all students. For a full description of what constitutes resident status,click here.
Visit the Registrar’s Office online for detailed information about establishing residence for tuition purposes.
Students who have an alternate health care provider may waive SHIP either quarterly or annually and will therefore see a deduction for this amount on the quarterly BruinBill. Click here for details on how to waive SHIP.
For questions about paying for or waiving SHIP, call the Arthur Ashe Student Health Center at (310) 825-4073, and select option 4.
The UCLA BruinCard serves as your student’s identification card, gym pass, library card, meal card, building access card and allows your student to pay for laundry in the residence halls. Additionally, many Bruins and families use the BruinCard as a convenient debit card for purchases on campus and from various vendors in the community.
Parents and students can deposit money on the BruinCard using machines stationed across campus or online. Many parents use the BruinCard to track a student’s spending on campus, for books, school supplies, food, etc. Additionally, students appreciate the ease of a single swipe, instead of carrying cash or additional debit or credit cards (and without overdraft fees!).
Funds can be deposited as Easy Pay, allowing purchases wherever the BruinCard is accepted, or Food Only, restricting usage of the funds for food purchase at on-campus restaurants only. NOTE: Cash on the BruinCard will remain on the card until six months after graduation. To close your student’s BruinCard debit account and request a refund of any remaining balance, please fill out a refund request form.
Visit BruinCard online with any questions, or call at (310) 825-2336. The on-campus BruinCard office for students is located at 123 Kerckhoff Hall.
The UCLA Veteran Resource Center provides caring and personalized support to military-connected students (active-duty, reservist, National Guard, veteran, child/partner/spouse/ dependent of a veteran/active-duty service member). We help our military-connected students’ succeed academically at UCLA by providing peer advising, tutoring resources, scholarships, employment opportunities and career development support, graduate school preparation support, guidance on educational benefits and financial support/resources, and community building and social activities.
Additionally, if you served in the United States Armed Forces, your child may be eligible for financial support (free tuition, book and supplies funding, housing allowance, or a stipend) towards their education costs at UCLA. The UCLA Veteran Resource Center is your students’ first stop to find out how to get connected to campus and all of the services we provide to our military-connected student community.
For more information about education benefits/financial support that veterans or veteran dependents might be eligible for, please reach out to Deana Garay (VA Staff Member assigned to UCLA) at Deana.Garay@va.gov.
To submit documents that you have received from the VA or Cal Vet to UCLA, please complete this form.
Eligibility: There are four plans under which dependents of Veterans may be eligible for this tuition waiver benefit.
Duration of benefits: This is dependent on which plan you qualify under. See the descriptions above for more information.
Maximum month of benefits: This benefit can be used for most undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools at UCLA. A list of the programs that this benefit cannot be used for (called self-supporting programs) can be found here.
How payments are made:
Important Note: All applicants must meet UCLA’s California residency requirements.
For more information, please visit the California Veteran College Fee Waiver website.
Eligibility: An individual must be the son, daughter, or spouse of:
Duration of benefits:
Maximum months of benefits: 45 months
How payments are made: The VA pays the monthly amount directly to the student. The current monthly payment for full-time training is $1,224.
Application: The application is available online here.
For more information, please visit the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program.
Eligibility: children and spouses of service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.
Duration of benefits:
Maximum months of benefits: 36 months
How payments are made:
Application: The application is available online here.
For more information about the program, please visit the Fry Scholarship website.