Graduate Registration / Fees and Payment

Refunds and Reductions

Fee Refunds

Students who formally withdraw from UCLA or take an approved leave of absence may receive partial refunds of fees. For more information, see Withdrawal in the Academic Policies chapter. Consult the Registrar’s refunds page for policy details and specific refund deadlines for each term.

Fee Deferrals

Academic apprentice personnel are eligible to receive a fee deferral for registration fees assessed during the term in which they serve as an academic apprentice. For more information, students should contact their hiring department. Students are responsible for paying fees by the deferred payment deadline, which is two months after the standard term due date. Whether students attend UCLA, take a leave of absence, or withdraw from the University, they are responsible for the fees; but may be eligible to receive a partial fee refund according to the refund schedule. Fees not paid by the deadline are subject to late fees.

Reduced Nonresident Supplemental Tuition

The annual nonresident supplemental tuition (NRST) for graduate doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy is reduced by 100 percent, effective the term after the student is advanced. Doctoral students may receive this reduced NRST rate for a maximum of three years. After three years, the full nonresident rate is assessed.

Filing Fee

Graduate students may be eligible to pay the filing fee (half the quarterly student services fee) in lieu of full term registration fees, for the filing fee usage period in which they expect to complete final degree requirements and receive their degree. Students are not eligible to pay the filing fee unless registered for the immediately preceding term. For more information on other eligibility requirements, see filing fee.

Students who pay the filing fee are not eligible for UCLA services, and are not considered to have the same status as registered students.

In Absentia Registration

Graduate students who conduct research or engage in approved degree-program-related activities outside California may be eligible for in absentia registration, and reduction of tuition and the student services fee to 15 percent of the full amounts. See the Academic Policies chapter for more information.