Graduate Registration

Graduate Fees and Payment

Paying Fees

Details on fee payment, enrollment procedures, and deadlines are published on the Registrar’s website.


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. Students can pay their BruinBill account electronically using an electronic check with no fee, or American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA credit cards with a fee.

Annual Graduate Fees

Although the exact cost of attending UCLA varies by program, there are some fees that all UCLA students must pay. Each entering and readmitted student is required to submit a Statement of Legal Residence and Statement of Intent to Register to the Graduate Division Diversity, Inclusion, and Admissions office. A student classified as a nonresident of California must pay nonresident supplemental tuition (NRST) in addition to other registration fees. Legal residents of California are not required to pay NRST. Annual graduate fees and NRST are published online. For more information about residence and nonresidence, see Appendix A.

Professional Degree Program Fees

Students admitted to professional degree programs must also pay professional degree supplemental tuition (PDST), which varies by program. PDST amounts are published on the Registrar’s fees page.

Self-Supporting Degree Program Fees

Students in self-supporting degree programs pay an annual fee, which may be assessed per term, course, or unit. For details, contact the individual program. Self-supporting program fees are published on the Registrar’s self-supporting fees page.

Miscellaneous Fees

Miscellaneous fees include charges for late registration fees payment. Late fees also apply if students file their study list late or do not pay off BruinBill balances on time. Fees are charged if any check is returned by a bank for any reason. Charges are assessed for most petitions and other special requests. There is also a fee for advancement to doctoral candidacy. Study list, document and service, transcript-related, and degree and diploma fees are published on the Registrar’s website.

Health Insurance Fee

Refunds and Reductions

Fees Notice

All fees are subject to change without notice by the Regents. Current academic year fees and update information are available on the Registrar’s fees page.

Annual Budget Estimates

Budgets are designed to serve as a guide and are subject to change without notice. Budget information is available from Financial Aid and Scholarships. Budgets for the schools of medicine, dentistry, and nursing are higher due to specialized supplies. More information can be found on the medical school, dental school, and nursing school websites for their respective students.