Latest Information Regarding Fall Classes, Tuition, and Housing

As we navigate these unprecedented times, our decisions will continue to be guided by the safety and welfare of our Bruin community. Our office has received a number of questions regarding fall quarter, and while we continue to monitor the recommendations from public health officials, we are dedicated to sharing the latest information about our plans with you. UCLA also remains committed to providing the best possible experience to both new and current Bruins.

Decisions on remote versus in-person instruction

We are weighing various factors and scenarios for the 2020–21 Academic Year, gathering data and working closely with public health officials before making any decisions. At minimum, since we know it might not be possible for some students to safely travel to campus, we plan to offer the option of remote learning at least for fall quarter, even if some classes are held in person.

Tuition and mandatory fees

Regardless of the method of instruction for the upcoming academic year, UC campuses, including UCLA, will charge normal tuition and fees. Recognizing that we need to maintain campus operations, full tuition and mandatory fees will be necessary to cover operations related to COVID-19, such as remote instruction, and services such as financial aid, registration and remote academic advising. As the UC Office of the President previously announced, "tuition and mandatory fees will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year."


In normal times, UCLA is able to offer a housing guarantee to new students. At this point, however, it is unclear how the COVID-19 pandemic might impact our operations in student housing and residential life during the 2020–21 Academic Year and therefore we are unfortunately unable to provide a housing guarantee, including to those students who have already submitted a housing application.

We remain absolutely committed to offering housing to as many students as possible, while adhering to the latest recommendations from public health officials and our commitment to the safety of our students. Because circumstances around the pandemic are rapidly changing, it is not yet possible to know how many students we will be able to accommodate in residential halls and apartments. Please be assured that if we are unable to fulfill housing requests, we plan to offer remote learning as an alternative. We will continue to share information as soon as we are able and FAQs can be found online.

Finally, we just want to thank you for your continued interest in UCLA and for your patience and flexibility as we work through these extraordinary and challenging times. Our goal is to keep you informed as we implement changes and new practices regarding the safety of our community in our continuing efforts to ensure UCLA remains one of the preeminent public institutions in the world.

While COVID-19 has impacted individuals and communities around the world, we remain committed to making all our new Bruins’ first-year experience rewarding and fulfilling.

Gary Clark
UCLA Undergraduate Admission