UCLA publishes a number of different calendars and many leave out a critical due date for students: the tuition deadline.
Let’s get right to the point. If you’re going to UCLA in the fall, as of this writing, your tuition and fees are due on September 20th, 2013. The overall rule of thumb is that UCLA tuition and fees will be due by the 20th day of September, December and March for the Fall, Winter and Spring terms, respectively. Some folks won’t read that at all, so here’s a handy table to map it out:
Tuition Payment Due Dates
You have until 4:00pm to pay in-person and 5:00pm to pay online (see below). One major caveat: if the due date falls on a weekend or a holiday, it’s up to you to meet the deadline by submitting your payment by the last business day prior to the 20th.
How to Pay Your Fees On Time
You can pay your tuition by in person by dropping it directly in the drop box at 1125 Murphy Hall in the Payment Solutions & Compliance office (this is the only way to get same-day processing). You can also pay your tuition by e-check or credit card through your URSA account or mail it in to this address:
UCLA Payment Solutions & Compliance Office
Box 957089, 1125 Murphy Hall
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7089
If you need to pay in cash you can also do that at the Murphy Hall at the Payment Solutions & Compliance window Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm.
(Financial Aid will automatically credit your account.)
Paying Tuition in Installments
If You Can’t Make the Due Date
If you don’t have a lump of cash or a ton of Financial Aid, it’s going to be really hard to pay all that tuition at once. So, UCLA provides “BruinPay Plan” which allows you to make payments in installments. You’ll make one payment per month on the 20th day of each month — they’ll automatically deduct these from your bank account.
It’s critical that you enroll in this program before each term — this program does no automatically renew for each term. And the deadlines are the same as the tuition payment due dates above, as long as you’re a quarter student.
If You Miss The Tuition Deadlines
If you miss any of the UCLA tuition deadlines, UCLA will add late fees to your account and they’ll drop your classes. They’ll also put a hold on your student account which could impact registering for classes, financial aid and access to your transcripts. If this happens, don’t freak out. It’s usually reversible if you get in touch with the university and settle the matter.