Cost Scenarios

Individual costs can vary based on the course you take. Some classes require the purchase of several textbooks, and some use none. A few classes have materials fees, for example, art drawing and painting supplies or labs that require tools or equipment. Materials fee are typically noted in class descriptions. The below estimates also do not include your travel costs.

High School Fee Table 

The table reflects 50% off tuition plus the Campus Fee*.

Credits

Tuition with Campus Fee*

2 $562
3 $701.50
5 $980.50
7 $1,259.50
10 $1,678
15 $2,375.50

*Based on 2019 campus fee. 

High School Student: One Five Credit Course 

These estimates are for a 5-week, 5-credit program including facilities like libraries, computer labs, gym/pool, and more.

Type of Expense

Cost

Registration Fee $50
Tuition for 5 Credits $697.50 ($279 per credit with 50% discount reflected)
Campus Fee $283 (2019 fee, subject to change) 
Housing & Dining ~$1,850 (estimate for a single room, cost decreases with roommates)
Total ~$2510 - $2884

International High School Student - One Five Credit Course 
(needing F-1 or J-1 Visa only)

These estimates are for a 5-week, 5-credit program including facilities like libraries, computer labs, gym/pool, and more.

Type of Expense

Cost

Registration Fee $50
Tuition for 5 Credits $697.50 ($279 per credit with 50% discount reflected)
Campus Fee $283 (2019 fee, subject to change) 
Housing & Dining ~$1,850 (estimate for a single room, cost decreases with roommates)
International Visiting Student Fee $300 (F-1 or J-1 students only)
Mandatory Health Insurance $500 (F-1 or J-1 students only)
Total ~$3,310 - $4,712

High School Student - Two Five Credit Courses 

These estimates are for a 5-week, 10-credit program including facilities like libraries, computer labs, gym/pool, and more.

Type of Expense

Cost

Registration Fee $50
Tuition for 10 Credits $1,395 ($279 per credit with 50% discount reflected)
Campus Fee $283 (2019 fee, subject to change) 
Housing & Dining ~$1,850 (estimate for a single room, cost decreases with roommates)
Total ~$3,578-$3,884

High School Student - One Five Credit Online Only Course 

These estimates are for a 5-week, 5-credit online program, assuming student does not live on-campus (although they would still be welcome to use the facilities including the gym, libraries, etc.)

Type of Expense

Cost

Registration Fee $50
Tuition for 5 Credits $697.50 ($279 per credit with 50% discount reflected)
Campus Fee $283 (2019 fee, subject to change) 
Total $1,030.50

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • There is no UC Santa Cruz Financial Aid or Scholarships available for high school students. 
  • Some companies specialize in high school student scholarships, including scholarships.com.

$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.