BruinPay Plan (BPP)

Eligible students can enroll in BruinPay Plan (BPP) to pay their term tuition & registration fees in monthly installments. Payments are made via three installments for quarter students, or four installments for semester students. To participate in BPP, the student must sign-up on BruinBill during the active enrollment period (prior to the beginning of the term) for each term they wish to participate. Accounts enrolled in BPP remain subject to returned payment and delinquent account policies and procedures.

Please Note: Housing and Summer Sessions accounts are not eligible for BruinPay Plan. Please refer to your Housing contract or Summer Sessions for payment schedules.

Eligibility & Enrollment

  • Eligibility
  • An account is ineligible for BPP if it:

    - Is fully covered by financial aid
    - Has an outstanding short term loan (balance must be paid off prior to the 19th of enrollment month to lift restriction)
    - Has an unpaid previous term balance
    - Has three returned check/eCheck payments
    - Has one returned credit card payment
    - Is enrolled for FEMBA/EMBA, Ed Leadership, or Masters of Financial Engineering programs
    - Is a balance due for summer session/term
    - Is in paid status
  • Enrollment
  • If you are eligible to enroll in BPP, you will see an enrollment link on the Payment Plans page on BruinBill  during the active enrollment period. Enrollment is completed using the logon for the student/main account holder, third-party account logins cannot enroll.

    To enroll, select the Payment Plan tab, then BruinPay Plan, and follow the prompts on the side-view window.  Review the plan terms and payment schedule, provide your eSignature, and proceed to pay the first installment and enrollment fee. You will need a U.S. checking or savings account, or a credit card to complete enrollment. Once the account is enrolled in BruinPay Plan, details of the plan can be found on the Payment Plans and Overview pages.

    Please Note: The remaining payments for BruinPay Plan will also be visible on the Auto Pay page on BruinBill due to the automatic deductions associated with BruinPay Plan. However, Auto Pay is also the name of a separate, twelve-deduction automatic deduction feature on BruinBill that users may elect to use.

    DO NOT enroll in the Auto Pay feature if you are already enrolled in BPP; the Auto Pay feature will supersede your enrollment in BPP and withdraw the total balance due on the designated Auto Pay dates instead of the BruinPay Plan dates.
  • Enrollment Windows
  • BPP enrollment is open prior to the beginning of each term. To participate in BPP, the student must sign-up on BruinBill during the active enrollment window for each term they wish to participate. Enrollment in BPP for one term does not automatically enroll your account into BPP for other terms. Failure to enroll in BPP by the enrollment window will require you to pay the total tuition balance by the respective tuition payment deadline.

    BPP enrollment closes at 5:00 p.m. (PT) on the last enrollment date and cannot be reopened under any circumstances.

    We strongly advise that account holders enroll prior to the Student Accounts Office closing (at 4pm PT) by the BPP deadline so that any issues can be addressed during the active enrollment window.  

    BPP Enrollment Periods are as follows*:

      Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term
    Quarter Students 9/1 - 9/20 12/1 - 12/20 3/1 - 3/20
    Semester Students 8/1 - 8/20   12/1 - 12/20
    Medical Students (1-3 Year) 7/1 - 7/20   12/1 - 12/20

     *Dates are subject to change.

  • Cancellation
  • UCLA will not cancel the BruinPay Plan for any reason. The account holder can make a payment for the monthly installment prior to the scheduled deduction date with no penalty. However, the automated monthly installment payment on the 20th of each month remains in place and will apply to existing and new charges.


  • Payment Schedule
  • The first installment and BPP setup fee are due at the time of enrollment. A payment plan is not finalized until the first payment is transmitted.  Remaining installments will be automatically paid using the payment information entered at time of setup. Each payment will be scheduled on the 20th of each month when enrolled in BPP. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, then payment is due the last business day prior to the 20th.  

  • Payment Methods
  • Payments may be paid via e-Check (ACH) at no additional cost, or via debit/credit card. A 2.75% service fee of the payment amount is assessed per debit/credit card transaction. The payment method used at the time of setup will be used for the remainder of the plan. If you wish to change your payment method, you must add the new payment method under Saved Accounts on BruinBill, and delete the existing saved account. More information about payment options can be found on the BruinBill Payment Methods Guide.

  • Payment Amounts
  • A non-refundable setup fee is charged upon BPP enrollment to cover the cost of administering the plan. The BPP installment amounts will be the unpaid balance on the Campus Fees & Registration Charges BruinBill account, including new charges accrued during the term, divided by the number of months remaining on the plan. A student on the quarter system, for example, will have their payment plan split into three installments. The initial installment will be a third of unpaid tuition and campus fees. The second installment will be the half of the student’s total unpaid balance and the final installment will be the remaining unpaid balance in the respective term.

    Monthly installment calculations are made six business days prior to the date of the automatic payment. Adjustments to your account balance (such as charge reversals, financial aid payments, or manual payments) must be posted to your account six days prior to the monthly deduction in order to reduce that month’s installment amount. Otherwise, the adjustment will not reduce the current monthly payment amount, but will apply toward the remaining installments.

    There is no penalty for making a manual BruinBill payment while you are enrolled in BPP. However, doing so will not cancel BPP enrollment or change the automatic payment schedule for unpaid term charges.