Summer Academy Benefits:

  • All Academy students receive 25% off Summer Session tuition!

  • Reduced cost in summer. No nonresident supplemental tuition in summer. International students pay the same as California residents during the Summer Session!

  • Discounted on-campus housing- greatly reduced cost in comparison to fall, winter, or spring!

Tuition and Fees

Regular Summer Session tuition for all students (in-state, out-of-state, international) is $273 per credit. Academy students are offered an additional 25% discount on tuition (woohoo!), which reduces the per credit cost to $205 (academy students must remain enrolled in the required 2-unit academic success course to receive this discount). 

  • $205 per credit x 7 credits = $1,435 for Tuition

All Summer Session and Summer Academy students who take classes on-campus over the summer are charged a required $287 campus fee. This fee gives students unlimited access to libraries, computer labs, the fitness center, pool, courts, metro buses, bike shuttles... the whole campus is yours!

  •  $287 Campus Fee + $750 program fee + $1,435 Tuition = $2,472 for Tuition and Fees

Books and supplies vary by what classes you enroll in.  Some arts classes and science labs have small 'materials fees'. Some classes have more than 5 credits, like sciences with required labs. If you take more than 7 credits, your tuition will increase accordingly.

Health Insurance

  • International students are required to have health insurance. You will be signed up for the UCSC health insurance (called UCSHIP) for $488.41 for the summer. 
  • If you already have health insurance, you can waive UC SHIP by providing proof that your insurance meets the UC requirements.

For more information visit the Student Health Center website ​or email  

Housing and Dining Costs

Summer Academy housing is offered at a significantly discounted rate in comparison to fall, winter, and spring quarters with options ranging from single (a room to yourself) to a quad room (a room with 3 roommates). Housing and dining rates vary depending on room type, please see the Summer Academy Housing website for more information.

Estimated Summer Academy Costs:

Type of Expense Cost
Tuition for 7 Credits $1,435
Campus Fee


Program Fee


UCSHIP Insurance $488.41
Housing & Dining ~$1,800 Estimated
Total: ~$4760.41 Estimated

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