What to Do When You Can’t Pay Your UCLA Bill
UCLA is a university in California. UCLA bill pay is offered through BruinBill. Students are billed monthly with all charges being due by the 20th of the following month to prevent the school from dropping student classes. Depending on the status of financial aid and scholarship monies, UCLA may forego monthly payment if money is expected from financial aid sources to cover school expenses.
How to Pay the Bill
Online bill pay: Students, parents and other authorized users can pay your UCLA bill online at https://auth.ucla.edu/index.php. The BruinPay Plan deducts 100% of the term fees and payments from a bank account in one lump sum. Registration for the BruinPay Plan must take place before registration fees are due. If this date is missed, students must use other options to make payment to the university.
Electronic check: Students and parents can make partial or full payments with electronic check from the BruinBill system. Payment is deducted from your bank account at the time payment is made.
Credit card: American Express, Mastercard and Discover payments are accepted online. Students pay a 2.75% service fee when making credit card payments. Visa cards are not accepted by UCLA.
In-person: Payments can be made in-person at the cashier’s office. The cashier’s office is located at 1125 Murphy Hall. Check and money order payments are accepted. The drop box outside the cashier’s office can be used after-hours. Fax payments are not currently accepted by the cashier’s office.
Questions About Your Billing Statement or Account?
BruinBill accounts may show charges and fees parents are not familiar with. Billing FAQs explain many charges. Due to the fact that many of the fees charged to UCLA students are based on major or current class schedule, it is best for parents to contact the customer service department for specific fee questions at 1-310-825-9194.
How the Penalty Fees Work
Students must pay all fees by the due date listed in BruinBill or they risk being dropped from the current term’s classes.
- Returned check fee: $75 per returned check. If two or more checks are returned for insufficient funds the account is placed in cash-only status. If students must pay by check, the check will be held for two weeks to ensure it clears the bank before credit is placed on the student financial account.
- Medical insurance fee: Students must have medical insurance to attend UCLA. If students are currently covered with a parent insurance plan, proof of coverage must be sent to the registration office. If proof of insurance is not received, the student will be charged a medical insurance fee.
I Can’t Make a Payment
Students who do not make BruinBill payments on-time will be dropped from all classes. The university reserves the right to place a block on the student account until payment is received in full. Financial aid, scholarships, grants and student loans are available to cover education costs.
Will They Work With Me to Pay My Bill?
UCLA will work with students to reduce education costs. Students must fill out a FAFSA and work with the financial aid office to finalize a payment plan acceptable to students and parents.