Students who attend UCLA, as well as UCLA Anderson, pay one tuition fee that covers all class enrollment and other services offered by the University. Your tuition is based on the standard UCLA tuition assessed to all UCLA graduate students, plus some fees that are specific to UCLA Anderson, which includes the Professional School Supplemental Tuition. If you are not classified as a current Resident of the State of California (or in an exempt category), you will also be assessed the Nonresident Supplemental Tuition. The official document showing the UCLA Anderson Tuition, as well as the tuition assessed to all other students, is available on the UCLA Registrar Office website under Fees. While the UCLA Anderson Administration has some input regarding tuition, final decisions on tuition are made by the Regents of the University of California and the UC Office of the President.
The suite of fees that comprise your tuition also contains a fee for health insurance. All UCLA students are required to have health insurance as a condition of enrollment. Unlike the undergraduate insurance coverage, the graduate student coverage includes dental service. You may waive the health insurance fee only if you can submit proof that you already have comparable coverage from a United States based insurance provider. You can find more information at the UCLA Student Health website.
Dates When the Tuition is Assesed
Tuition is assessed on a term by term basis. Tuition is assessed for attendance in the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, or Fall and Spring Semesters for students in the JD/MBA or MD/MBA programs. Attendance in the summer is optional, but the Anderson School offers only 1 or 2 classes that will apply to your degree. Tuition is assessed about a week before the first of September, December and March. For JD/MBA and MD/MBA, the assessment periods are August and December (Spring Semester = Winter and Spring quarter). The deadline for payment will be the 20th of those months, or the last business day before the 20th if the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday. A late registration fee is assessed for payments made after the deadline, and your classes may be dropped if your tuition is not paid in full by the Friday before classes begin.
Your first tuition assessment will occur only after you have submitted UCLA's Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and Statement of Legal Residence (SLR). This is in addition to the Candidacy Reply Form that you signed for Anderson. After we have received all of your transcripts and requested documents, you will receive a "Welcome to UCLA" e-mail from UCLA Graduate Admissions that will provide you with a link to these online documents. See Next Steps for details.
Accessing Your BruinBil Account
Tuition and other service payments are handled by UCLA Student Accounting through a system called BruinBill. UCLA Anderson does not manage or handle any tuition or tuition payment methods. BruinBill is accessed through URSA, your web access to your UCLA Student Records, enrollment, grades, transcripts, financial aid and other records services. BruinBill accepts all major credit/debit cards EXCEPT VISA branded cards. A convenience fee is charged when you use a credit card to pay your BruinBill. A no-fee option called eCheck is also available. Cash and check payments ONLY are accepted at the UCLA Main Cashier at 1125 Murphy Hall. Check payments can also be made by mail. Paying by Western Union and wire transfer is also an option, although it can be expensive and time consuming. Please consider wire payment options carefully, and expect at least a two week delay for UCLA to post your payment. The UCLA Student Accounting Website can answer your questions about payment options, including where to send payments and the credentials for wire transfer.
Third Party Tuition Sponsorship
If you have a company, government or other sponsor that wants to pay your tuition, contact UCLA Student Accounting at (310) 825-9194, or visit their office at 1121 Murphy Hall. They can help you with setting up a payment agreement between your sponsor and UCLA. These agreements will allow you to have your tuition payments registered by the proper deadlines while your sponsor pays UCLA at a time that is convenient for them.