The College Summer Institute is an academic program that combines coursework, academic support services, your New Student Orientation session, and community-building in one experience.  If you choose to participate in CSI, you will be billed for the entire fee, which includes your courses and all academic programs (including New Student Orientation).

For many students, the cost of CSI actually represents a savings.  The program fee is based on the number of units of coursework taken.  Below you will find an itemized breakdown of costs for the College Summer Institute.

CSI is a program that is eligible for Financial Aid to qualified students. You can find out more on the Financial Aid Web site. [Students must apply for “UCLA Summer Sessions” award period on MyUCLA  ]

See “Fee Payments and Deadlines” for payment and refund deadlines.

While there is no deposit required to sign up for CSI, if you cancel after registering, you will be assessed a $150 processing fee.

2023 fees are posted below; UCSHIP costs are still being finalized so 2022 UC SHIP fees are posted for reference only. 

Course Fees
(dependent on how many units are taken)
$2,232 – $3,348
New Student Orientation (105, August 1 -3 on campus) $585
Housing $3,015
Campus Fees
(includes student fee referendums )
IEI Fees
(covers technology in the classroom, eg. maintenance of class websites and BruinLearn)
Document Fee
(All new students are assessed a $165 document fee in their first year; this covers lifetime access to copies of official transcript without a fee. As long as CSI students continue in Fall Quarter, this $50 applies to the total $165)
supplemental fees:
CSI Program fee
(supports social activities and tutoring for CSI courses)
 UCSHIP and access Ashe Center and CAPS services*
(health insurance and access to student health center; required for all unless proof of insurance is provided) Students are able to waive UCSHIP if they have alternate health coverage
 iStart (required by the Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars)
(mandatory for international students only)
Staythrough Housing
(for those who elect to say on campus after CSI ends)
Total $6,610.69-$8,065.69

When you register, program, and campus fees will be assessed immediately. New Student Orientation will be billed on July 1.

Full payment for CSI is due July 28. If you are receiving financial aid, you must pay any balance that will not be covered by your financial aid disbursement at that time.