Information for students about COVID-19

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4:15 p.m., March 20 Deadline for paying spring tuition and fees extended to April 10

To help members of students and families manage their finances during the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLA has decided to make the following changes for spring quarter 2020:

  • BruinPay Plan enrollment. Students can continue to enroll in BruinPay Plan through Friday, April 10 at 5 p.m. PDT. Eligible students can enroll in BruinPay Plan to pay their term tuition and registration fees in monthly installments (three installments for quarter students). If you are eligible to enroll, you will see an active enrollment link on the BruinBill homepage under the My BruinPay Plan section. You will need a U.S. checking or savings account or a credit card to complete enrollment.
  • Spring term tuition. The deadline for online payment through BruinBill for spring quarter 2020 has been extended to April 10 at 5 p.m. PDT. Please note that no changes have been announced for the spring quarter 2020 UC systemwide and campus-based fee. If changes occur, they will be reflected on your BruinBill. More information can be found on the Registrar’s Office COVID-19 FAQ.
  • Spring quarter 2020 Course Materials Fees. In light of the campus’s plans to offer remote instruction for spring 2020, UCLA is suspending all undergraduate and graduate course materials fees that are tied to specific courses. The list of courses that will not be charged course materials fees for spring 2020 can be found on the Registrar’s Office website.

More information on available payment options will follow in the coming days. In the meantime, for questions related to the tuition or BruinPay Plan deadline extensions, please contact the Student Accounts Office via the MyUCLA Message Center or by calling 310-825-9194 (dial option 7).


 

Other updates posted March 20 Robin Garrell, vice provost and dean of graduate education, and Monroe Gorden Jr., vice chancellor for student affairs, sent a message to UCLA graduate and professional students advising them about resources available to them to help while campus suspends non-essential operations.

  • The registrar’s office has created a COVID-19 FAQ page that provides answers to frequently asked questions about fees and registration. 
  • Students can check out long-term lending laptops, iPads and internet hotspots through the Campus Library Instructional Computing Commons lending desk in Powell Library. Students who need a device, should fill out a service request form at the UCLA Library website. 
  • Lost wages and the Economic Crisis Response Team. Student employees facing financial hardship due to lost wages, should fill out the intake form for lost wages for student employees. Students in general financial distress are instructed to fill out the ECRT self-assessment form on this same website. You will be prompted to enter your UCLA logon ID to complete these forms.
  • UCLA remains open and will continue to support students who want to stay in university housing until the end of their contracts. Those who want to cancel their housing contract can do so without incurring a cancellation fee for early termination. Those who cancel with future years of eligibility remaining, will not lose their eligibility. For more information, visit the UCLA Housing’s COVID-19 information page.
  • Students with questions about how to work with an off-campus landlord, can receive legal assistance from UCLA Student Legal Services. You can request a Zoom appointment by filling out this online form. Answers to frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and terminating an apartment lease are available on the Student Legal Services website.
  • The Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars has published answers to frequently asked questions for F-1 and J-1 visa holders
  • The Arthur Ashe Student Health Center remains engaged with local, state and national health agencies in closely monitoring COVID-19. Guidance for students can be found on the Ashe Center’s website.
  • People feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information regarding COVID-19 and making decisions about how best to manage this crisis, are encouraged to call the student support line at 310-825-3894, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. If support line representatives are busy assisting another person, leave a message and they will call you back as quickly as possible. You may also email covid19@ucla.edu with any questions regarding UCLA’s response to COVID-19.

Patricia Turner, senior dean and vice provost, undergraduate education, and Monroe Gorden Jr., vice chancellor for student affairs, sent a message to undergraduate students advising them about programs that could navigate UCLA’s transition to remote learning.

  • Bruin Tech Fund Grant (PDF) for UCLA undergraduates who are enrolled in courses for spring 2020 and have demonstrated financial need. The fund will provide a one-time award to assist you with purchasing technology you need for online courses and exams (laptops, tablets and internet hotspots).
  • Campus Library Instructional Computing Commons lending technology. Students can check out long-term lending laptops, iPads and internet hotspots through the CLICC lending desk in Powell Library. Students who need a device, should fill out a service request form at the UCLA Library website.
  • Internet providers, including Charter and Comcast, have announced various plans to offer free internet service for 60 days to new customers. For more information, please call Charter at 844-488-8395; or Comcast at 855-846-8376 or 855-765-6995 for Spanish speakers.

 

5:36 p.m., March 19, updated with correct phone number

Student Affairs has established a phone number for students to ask questions: 310-825-3894

The registrar’s office has created a COVID-19 FAQ page that provides answers about how COVID-19 may affect things such as how exams will be administereted, graduation and registration and fees, among many other things, for winter 2020 and spring 2020. It will continue to be updated based on the most current information we receive about these topics.

Regarding, registration and fees:

Is it possible for me to drop this quarter/semester and next quarter without a financial penalty?

UCLA is not changing policies and procedures around declaring nonattendance or withdrawal. Review the options below:

  • If you have not paid for spring quarter 2020, you may declare nonattendance on MyUCLA under the Academics tab. This will reverse your spring quarter fees on your BruinBill.
  • If you have paid for spring quarter 2020 and it is before the first day of instruction, March 30, you may cancel registration. This option will also cancel your UCSHIP for the spring term.
  • If you have paid for spring quarter 2020 and it is the first day of instruction, March 30, or later, you may withdraw.
  • If you are a graduate student and do not intend to proceed with spring quarter at UCLA, in addition to the withdrawal option, you may file for a leave of absence.
  • Students who received financial aid for the term may be billed for all or a portion of the aid received. Financial Aid and Scholarships notifies students of the amount of aid that must be returned.

For answers to other questions, visit the registrar’s new FAQ page.