Fees and Payment

Calculating Your Fees

UCSC Undergraduate Students

  • $0 – Registration Fee (no registering, just enroll like the rest of the year!)
  • $283 - Campus Fee*
  • $281 - 2018 Tuition per credit (the same for both in and out-of-state students)
  • $680 off 15 credits or more (completed)

Visiting Students  from other UC and other colleges and universities

  • $50 - Registration Fee
  • $283 - Campus Fee*
  • $281 - 2018 Tuition per credit
  • $680 off 15 credits or more (completed)

UCSC and Visiting Student Fee Table


Tuition with Campus Fee

2 $845
5 $1,688
7 $2,250
10 $3,093
12 $3,655
15 $4,498 $3,818
20 $5,903 $5,223
25 $7,308 $6,628
30 $8,713 $8,033

Cross-outs indicate the $680 discount if you complete 15 credits or more over the whole summer (can be taken in one session or over both sessions). 

Campus Fee*

Anyone who takes a Summer Session course (on-campus or online) is charged a campus fee as part of their tuition. The fee helps support a wide range of student services, including college and campus-wide student government, extracurricular programs and recreation facilities, campus child care, community and public service projects, Educational Opportunity Programs and scholarships, and free fair use of the local transit systems. 

Fee Information For:

Independent Studies (see your page for rates)

UCSC Faculty & Staff (see your page for rates)

Summer Academy Students (for fall admit students only - see your page for rates)

High School Students  (see your page for rates)

International University Students (see your page for rates)

What is refundable?

  • If you enroll, you're committing to all tuition and fees.  
  • If you "drop" a class on my.ucsc.edu by the deadline, your tuition is refunded. Please see our Refund Policy and mark your calendars with these important deadlines

Per University Policy, if you "drop" all your classes, you will be charged a $50 non-refundable cancellation fee, even if you drop before classes begin. Please see our Refund Policy.

Type Amount* Refundable?
Registration Fee (for visiting & inactive students only) $50 No
Cancellation Fee $50 No
Campus Fee $283 Yes, if dropped by deadline (see Calendar)
Tuition $281 per credit  Yes, if dropped by deadline (see Calendar)
Materials Fee (found in Class Search) Varies Yes, if dropped by deadline (see Calendar)

When can I pay?

  • There are three billing statement over Summer Session, which will be posted on your portal.
    1. Posted May 24 - due June 19
    2. Posted June 22 - due July 24
    3. Posted July 27 - due August 14 (final due date for Summer Session tuition)
  • You may start paying any time after charges post to your account. If your account says "Future" it is likely because you enrolled between billing statements. 
  • Students eligible for financial aid will receive aid shortly before the session begins. If you're in classes both sessions, it is split between the two. It will credit directly to your billing account, and any remaining tuition and fees can be paid using payment options below.  
  • UCSC students - visit our Financial Aid Office for an estimate of your package.
  • Visitors - please contact the aid office at your campus.

Payment Deadlines

  • To see your charges and due dates and view your billing statements, log on to my.ucsc.edu.  Click on the My Account $ tile.  You will see your charges due by due date.  Click on the green 'arrow' to see the detail of the charges due.  To view your billing statements, you can click on UCSC eBill/ePay or click on Billing Statements on the left.

How can I pay?

Several ways to pay...

(a) Credit Card: (payments for tuition and housing only accepted from April 1 at 12:00 AM to September 30 at 11:59 PM)

  • You may use a credit card to pay charges for Summer Session. Use the housing option to pay summer room and board charges only. For all other summer charges: registration, campus fees, course fees (aka tuition) use the summer session tuition option. You cannot use the credit card option to pay for Late Fees or any other type of Miscellaneous charge. 

  • The vendor charges a non-refundable convenience fee of 2% of the total fees paid by credit card.

  • The credit card option is not available for fall tuition/fees or the Masters in Education program.

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(b) eCheck:

  • eCheck payments make a payment from your checking/savings account – like writing a check (using your routing and account numbers). 
  • UCSC/SBS echeck payment: make an eCheck payment via our standard UCSC eBill/ePay link in my.ucsc.edu.
  • Sign on to my.ucsc.edu> My Account $ > UCSC eBill/ePay
  • International payments can be made online from any bank in any country using Flywire

(c) Cash/Check/Money Order:

  • Pay in person with cash/check/cashier's check/money order at the Cashier's Office in 102 Hahn.
  • Pay by mail: send payable to UC Regents to:
    • Cashiers Office – 102 Hahn, UCSC, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
    • Be sure to include your student ID on the ‘memo’ line