Refund Policy

$50 Registration Fee for visiting and inactive students:

The registration fee for setting up/activating your MyUCSC account is nonrefundable.

$50 Cancellation Fee:

A $50 cancellation fee will be posted to your MyUCSC account if you enrolled in summer courses at any time and then dropped your course load to 0 credits for the rest of Summer Session. This fee is nonrefundable.

Tuition refund for dropping courses before the drop deadline:

To start the refund process, the course must be dropped completely at and you must have confirmation that the drop was successful (see our Summer Academic Calendar for drop deadlines). You will not be dropped by a professor for nonattendance, you must drop yourself. If you drop your course before the drop deadline, you will receive a full tuition refund.

    • eCheck payments will either be refunded by direct deposit or by check.  Checks will be made payable to the student and mailed to the mailing address found on
    • If a credit card was used, every effort will be made to refund back to that credit card. Due to timing issues, refunds are sometimes made via direct deposit or check.
    • If you drop ALL your summer courses a $50 Cancellation Fee will be charged to your account.

Tuition refund for withdrawing from a course after the drop deadline:

After the drop deadlines, you are not eligible for a tuition refund. Instead, you may withdraw from a class. Please see our page on Adds, Drops, & Withdrawals for more information.

Refund for Class Cancellation:

Summer Session classes are rarely cancelled. If a class is cancelled, every effort will be made to notify you beforehand, assist you in enrolling in a different class, or issue you a full refund. You will not be penalized. If your class is cancelled and you wish to enroll in a different class, your tuition and fees will be applied to your new class.

    • Class cancellation policy requires a minimum number of students enroll by May 31. Lower division classes need 12 students enrolled; upper division classes need 8 students.
    • Be sure to check the Registrar's Class Search, your email account, and the student portal for updated information on course changes and cancellations.