Undergraduate Contract & Payment Information

Payment Options

After accepting the housing offer online, the charge for the housing contract will then be posted to the student’s BruinBill account. There are two due dates to note, the first due date to accept the offer online and then the subsequent due date to make the initial payment to the BruinBill account. The housing offer details the total costs and payment options for the room/building offer. The student may choose from three convenient payment options:

  • Plan A (Monthly) requires an initial payment by the due date stated in the offer. There are two more installments due in July and August. The balance of the contract is then paid in nine monthly installments due the first of each month from September through May.
  • Plan B (Quarterly) requires an initial payment by the due date stated in the offer. There are two more installments due in July and August. The balance of the contract is then paid in three quarterly installments due October 1, January 1, and April 1.
  • Plan C (Full) requires full payment by the due date stated in the offer.

Options for Financial Aid Recipients

Plan G (Financial and Quarterly) Only students who are eligible for Plan G will have this option displayed on their Housing Offer. If the student receives financial aid and plans to use the disbursement during the academic year to make housing payments, the student may be eligible for this payment option. Students who receive financial aid are able to make a smaller initial payment prior to the due date stated in the offer. There are two more installment due in July and August. The larger balance of the contract is deferred to the academic year and is divided into three quarterly payments due October 1, January 1, and April 1. These due dates are scheduled to coincide with the dates of the financial aid disbursements.

Meal plan options for On-Campus Housing Residents:

Bruin Premier 19

This is our most flexible meal plan. It offers a preset number of meals at the beginning of each academic quarter. Unused meals carry over from week to week and can be used at any time during the quarter for extra meals and snacks for you, your friends, or family. All meals must be used by the end of the quarter. You should monitor your meal usage to ensure that you have enough meals through the end of each quarter. 

Gold 19

Our most cost-effective plan, the Gold 19, is designed for students who wish to eat in the residential dining facilities most of the time. This plan provides for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Friday, as well as for brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Unlike the Bruin Premier 19, meals not eaten during the week cannot be accumulated or saved and do not carry over from week to week. Gold 19 allows only one entry per designated meal period.

Bear Premier 14 

This plan provides the same flexibility as Bruin Premier 19, but it is designed for residents who generally go home on the weekends or who prefer to skip breakfast. The same carry-over privilege with Bruin Premier 19 also applies to Bear Premier 14.

Blue 14

This plan provides 14 meals per week. Meals that are not eaten during the week cannot be accumulated or saved. The Blue 14 allows only one entry per designated meal period.

Cub 11

This is our most basic plan for students who are not on campus during weekends or for those who eat only two meals a day. As with the Gold 19 and Blue 14, meals that are not eaten during the week cannot be accumulated or saved. Cub 11 allows only one entry per designated meal period.

Payment Due Date

Once the housing offer is accepted online, the initial charge for the housing contract will be posted the next day to the student’s BruinBill account. The initial housing payment is then due by the payment deadline indicated in the online offer. If the initial payment is not received by to the due date, the student’s housing offer will be canceled.

Note: By accepting the Housing offer and making the initial payment, the student enters into a binding legal contract for the entire academic year. The student will be obligated to make all payments according to the selected payment schedule, whether or not the student checks into the room.

Forms of Payment

The payment for the initial housing installment, as well as all future housing installments, is made to the student’s BruinBill account. Payments made with VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are charged a 2.75% transaction fee, but students also may select the eCheck option, available free of charge, to make payments from a bank account.

Change of Assignment/Roommate Request

Due to the high number of students guaranteed a space, we will not be able to modify a housing offer prior to the due date. Once the student accepts the offer, he/she will be able to submit a Change of Assignment Request (CAR) online at MyHousing by selecting the Change of Assignment Request link. The CAR link is only available until 4:00 p.m. on July 15, 2017. Change of Assignment Requests are not guaranteed. CAR approvals are made throughout the assignment process and the student will be notified if his/her request is approved. If the CAR cannot be processed, the student will be notified by towards the end of July and will retain the original offer.

Terminating Your Contract

If, after accepting a housing offer and making the initial payment, the student wishes to terminate his/her housing contract, a request to terminate the contract may be submitted by email using Ask Housing. A $400 contract termination fee will be charged for all contract cancellations for fall quarter contracts. After the fall quarter move-in date, the student must follow a written appeal process in order to cancel his/her contract. If the appeal is approved, the student will be charged the contract termination fee and be financially obligated for the contract balance. For further information, refer to the housing contract or contact Housing Services at http://ask.housing.ucla.edu/.

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Questions? Ask Housing.