All recipients of fellowship awards and traineeships are strongly encouraged to sign up for BruinDirect to have their stipends deposited directly into their personal bank accounts. Recipients of monthly stipends who have NOT signed up for BruinDirect will likely experience a delay of several days in receiving their checks. Monthly checks for those who have not signed up for BruinDirect will be mailed to the recipient’s local address (if one has been provided to us) and will not necessarily be mailed before the first of the month.
Fellowship recipients who have not yet signed up for BruinDirect should do so as soon as possible. Sign up is available on the BruinBill via MyUCLA. It’s the fastest, most secure way to receive refunds at UCLA! Refunds processed using this method occur each week night.