Costs & Payment Scenarios

Calculating Your Tuition and Fees

Tuition

High School Summer Online students get a 50% discount on tuition, which reduces the per credit cost to $139.50. High School Summer Online students automatically receive this discount on all their summer courses.

Campus Fee

All students who take classes over the summer are charged a mandatory Campus Fee of $305.96 (2021 rate, subject to change). 

High School Student:  One 5-Credit Course 

These estimates are for a 5-week, 5-credit program and do not include the non-refundable $50 registration fee.

Type of Expense

Visting Student 

High School Student

Tuition for 5 Credits $1,395.00 $697.50
Campus Fee $305.96 $305.96*
Total $1,700.96

$1,003.46

*Based on 2021 campus fee. Subject to change. The Campus Fee is one-time and mandatory for all courses including online.

High School Student: Two  5-Credit Courses

These estimates are for a 10-credit program and do not include the non-refundable $50 registration fee.

Type of Expense

Visting Student

High School Student

Tuition for 10 Credits $2,790.00 $1,395.00
Campus Fee $305.96 $305.96*
Total $3,095.96

$1,700.96

*Based on 2021 campus fee. Subject to change. The Campus Fee is one-time and mandatory for all courses including online.

Alternate Cost Scenarios By Credit

$50 non-refundable registration fee not included

Total Cost Includes:

  • $305.96 *- Campus Fee - one-time fee and mandatory for all courses including online (*2021 rate)
  • $139.50 - Tuition per credit ($279 with a 50% high school discount)
Credits Tuition (with 50% discount) + Campus Fee
2 $584.96
3 $724.46
4 $863.96
5 $1,003.46
6 $1,142.96
7 $1,282.46
8 $1,421.96
9 $1,561.46
10 $1,700.96
11 $1,840.46
12 $1,979.96

Payment and Refunds

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • UC Santa Cruz Financial Aid or Scholarships are not available for high school students.
  • Some companies specialize in high school student scholarships, including  scholarships.com.

 Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.  Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved amounts and may not be final.  Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate.  Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.