Compulsory campus-based referenda fees may only be established, increased, or renewed following a referendum in which students vote in favor of the fee.
Ackerman/Kerckhoff Seismic Fee
In September 1992, the Regents approved the assessment of a Student Seismic Fee to fund debt service related to the seismic and life safety renovations for Ackerman Union and Kerckhoff Hall. The fee, which is payable by both regular session and Summer session students, was assessed for the first time in Fall 1996.
Ackerman Student Union Fee
The Ackerman Student Union Fee covers payment of the capital construction loans for various projects in facilities operated by ASUCLA. The original fee was instituted after a student referendum in the mid-1950s.
Arts Restoring Community Fee
Effective Fall 2014, the fee helps fund the cost of student-group cultural and arts-related programs through the student Cultural Arts Commission. Approved by student referendum in May 2014. The fee is assessed to undergraduate students. Twenty-five percent of the revenue revenue collected is used for student financial aid.
Bruin Bash Fee
Effective Fall 2013, the Bruin Bash Fee funds the cost of the annual Fall student event that welcomes new and returning students. The event includes activities such as concerts, film screenings, a lounge, dance, and the Enormous Activities Fair. The fair gives more than 500 campus organizations and club sport teams the opportunity to share information about their organizations, and provides opportunities for students to get involved throughout the year. Twenty-five percent of revenue collected is returned to support financial aid.
BruinGO Universal Access Transit Pass Fee
Effective fall 2020 through spring 2023, the BruinGO Universal Access Transit Pass Fee gives graduate students unlimited access to Los Angeles County public transportation. Passed by student referendum April 2020 and approved July 2020. The fee is assessed to graduate students in fall, winter, and spring terms; and is subject to annual adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index. Twenty-five percent of revenue collected is used for graduate student financial aid.
Good Clothes Good People Basic Needs Fee
Effective fall 2020, the Good Clothes Good People Basic Needs Fee funds school supplies and hygiene products, to be distributed to students in need at no charge, through the USAC-GCGP redistribution center. Passed by student referendum May 2020 and approved July 2020. The fee is assessed to undergraduate students in fall, winter, and spring terms; and is subject to annual adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index. Twenty-five percent of revenue collected is used for undergraduate financial aid.
Graduate Student Association Fee
The fee supports graduate student government (GSA). It is collected by the University and passed on to Associated Students of UCLA (ASUCLA) to administer on behalf of students. It can be increased only by a vote of the students in a student referendum. GSA uses these funds to support itself and for programming.
Graduate Writing Center Fee
The fee creates permanent funding to support the Graduate Writing Center, which offers writing assistance for all types of professional academic writing and presentations. The fee is assessed to graduate students. Twenty-five percent of the revenue collected is used for student financial aid.
Green Initiative Fee
The fee is assessed to undergraduates to raise funds for projects focused on environmental sustainability at UCLA. The funded projects focus on minimizing the UCLA contribution to global climate change; conserving water, energy, and other resources; increasing use of renewable energy at UCLA; promoting local and organic food; educating the campus community about environmental sustainability; and providing paid student internships. Twenty-five percent of the revenue collected is used for student financial aid.
The Practicing Leadership and Empowerment to Develop Growth through Education (PLEDGE) Fee supports Undergraduate Student Association efforts in student-initiated outreach, community, retention, and media programs that increase student access to university resources and services at UCLA and in the surrounding community. The fee provides supplemental funding to the Community Programs Office, Student-Initiated Access Committee, and the Campus Retention Committee to support more than 30 projects and activities. The fee also provides supplemental funding to the UCLA Marching Band, the Communications Board and its student-run media, and the USAC External Vice President's office for advocacy on behalf of undergraduate students. The fee was passed by student referendum in Spring 2009 and approved in July 2009. The PLEDGE Fee is assessed only to undergraduates.
Student Programs, Activities, and Resource Center Fee
The Student Programs, Activities, and Resource Center (SPARC) Fee is assessed to all undergraduate and graduate students for the construction of nonseismic renovations in the Men's Gymnasium building; for the construction and expansion of the John Wooden Recreation Center; and for the building maintenance, utilities costs, and future repair and improvement needs of these two projects as well as similar needs of other student-fee supported activity and recreational facilities on campus. The fee is increased periodically based on the Consumer Price Index.
Undergraduate Student Association Fee
The fee supports the undergraduate student government organization. It is collected by the University and passed on to Associated Students of UCLA (ASUCLA) for use by the undergraduate student government. It can be increased only by a vote of the students in a student referendum. Funds are used primarily to support student government and for programming such as community service, films, cultural events, and concerts.
Wooden Center Fee
The fee covers repayment of the construction bond, plus ongoing maintenance and utilities costs, for the John Wooden Recreation Center. It was approved by student referendum. The fee is increased periodically based on the Consumer Price Index.