Cost & Payment Scenerios

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, such as art drawing and painting supplies or labs requiring tools or equipment. Materials fees are typically noted in class descriptions. The below estimates also do not include your travel costs.

If you commute to an in-person class, you would not be subject to housing or dining costs.

High School Student: One Five Credit Course 

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

Type of Expense

Cost

Tuition for 5 Credits $697.50 ($279 per credit with 50% discount reflected)
Campus Fee $321.90
Housing & Dining $2,890 (estimate for a double room)
Total ~$4,000

International High School Student - One Five Credit Course 
(needing 
UCSC I-20 or DS-2019)

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

Type of Expense

Cost

Tuition for 5 Credits $697.50 ($279 per credit with 50% discount reflected)
Campus Fee $321.90
Housing & Dining $2,890 (estimate for a double room)
International Visiting Student Fee ~$300 (for I-20 or DS-2019 students only)
Mandatory Health Insurance ~$500 (for I-20 or DS-2019 students only)
Total ~$5,000

High School Student - Two Five Credit Courses

Estimates are for a 5-week, 10-credit program and do not include the non-refundable $50 registration fee.

Type of Expense

Cost

Tuition for 10 Credits $1,395 ($279 per credit with 50% discount reflected)
Campus Fee $321.90
Housing & Dining $2,890 (estimate for a double room)
Total ~$4,700

High School Fee Table

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

Credits

Tuition with Campus Fee

2 $600.90
3 $740.40
5 $1,019.40
7 $1,298.40
10 $1,716.90
12 $1,995.90

Payment and Refunds

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.