UCLA Extension

Frequently Asked Questions

What does OLLI stand for?

OLLI stands for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which offers non-credit courses for adults age 50+. Nearly 120 colleges and universities have an OLLI.

How is OLLI at UCLA funded?

OLLI at UCLA is supported through membership and course fee income, private giving, grants, and the generous support of The Bernard Osher Foundation. The foundation provides this program with an endowment that helps to support a portion of annual operating expenses.

How do I become an OLLI member?

There are four different ways to become a member:

  • Enroll online
  • Call our registration office at (310) 825-9971
  • Register in-person at our administrative office at 10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles
  • Mail in an enrollment form

Visit our “Join and Enroll” page for more details


Can I enroll in your Instructor-Led Courses, Discussion Groups, Interest Groups, and Free Events with my OLLI membership?


When does my OLLI membership end?

Your OLLI membership is valid for four academic quarters. While you can join OLLI at any time, we recommend that you become a member at the beginning of one of the four academic quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer) in order to have access to the highest number of courses.

How much are OLLI courses?

The average course fee is $100 for Basic Members, $30 for Plus Members.

How are OLLI courses programmed?

All OLLI courses are programmed by OLLI staff. We meet quarterly with our Curriculum Committee, a group of volunteer OLLI members, to solicit input on programming.