BruinPay Plan (BPP)

Monthly Payment Plan

Eligible students can enroll in BruinPay Plan (BPP) to pay their term fees in monthly installments. The number of installment payments depends on the type of student:

  • Quarter Student: three installments
  • Semester Student: four installments

This page provides you with information on BPP eligibility, enrollment, and payments.

To participate in BPP, you must sign up on BruinBill during the pre-term enrollment period for each term you wish to participate. Accounts enrolled in BPP remain subject to returned payment and delinquent account policies and procedures.

NOTE: Summer terms (Summer Sessions and Summer quarter) are not eligible for the BruinPay Plan. Please refer to your department or Summer Sessions for payment schedules and deadlines.

Eligibility & Enrollment 

  • Eligibility

  • An account is ineligible for BPP if it:
    •  is fully covered by financial aid

    •  has an outstanding short-term loan (to lift this restriction, the balance must be paid off prior to the 19th day of the enrollment month)

    •  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 during the active enrollment period, you will see an enrollment link on BruinBill’s Payment Plans page. Enrollment is completed using the logon for the student/main account holder. Third-party account logins cannot enroll in BPP.
     

    To enroll:

    1. Select the Payment Plans tab.

    2. Select BruinPay Plan.

    3. Follow the prompts on the side-view window.  

    4. Review the plan terms and payment schedule.

    5. Provide your eSignature.

    6. Proceed to pay the first installment and enrollment fee (if applicable)

    You will need a U.S. checking/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.

    Due to the automatic deductions associated with BruinPay Plan, the remaining payments for BPP will also be visible on BruinBill’s Auto Pay page. However, Auto Pay is also the name of a separate, twelve-part, automatic BruinBill deduction feature students 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 BruinPay Plan enrollment, withdrawing the total balance due on the designated Auto Pay dates instead of the BPP dates.
  • Enrollment Windows

  • BPP enrollment is open prior to the beginning of each term. To participate in BPP, you must sign up on BruinBill during the active enrollment window for each term you 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 account balance by the respective payment deadline.

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

    To ensure any issues can be addressed during the active enrollment window, we strongly advise account holders enroll before the Student Accounts Office closes at 4:00 p.m. (PT).

    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. You (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.

Payments

  • Payment Schedule

  • The BPP setup fee (if applicable) and first installment 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 the time of setup.

    When enrolled in BPP, each payment will be scheduled on the 20th of the month. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, payment is due the last business day prior to the 20th. 

  • Payment Methods

  • Payments may be paid via:
    •  e-Check (ACH) (no additional cost)

    •  debit/credit card (a 2.75% service fee is assessed on the payment amount 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 method under Saved Accounts on BruinBill and delete the existing saved account.

    More information about payment options can be found in the BruinBill Payment Methods Guide.
  • Payment Amounts

  • Upon enrollment, a non-refundable setup fee may be charged to cover the cost of administering the installment plan. 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.

    For example, a student on the quarter system will have their account balance split into three installments:

     

    • Initial Installment: one-third of the unpaid account balance

    • Second Installment: half of the unpaid account balance (including new charges for the respective term)

    • Final Installment: the remaining unpaid account balance for the respective term

    Monthly installment calculations are made six business days prior to the date of the automatic payment.

    To reduce a month’s installment amount, 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. Adjustments posted later than this will not reduce the current monthly payment amount but will apply toward the remaining installments.

     
    NOTE: 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.