Staff or Faculty

Staff and Faculty receive a 50% Tuition Discount*

Take classes at half price! UCSC staff and faculty get 50% discount to encourage staff to pursue professional and personal development. You do not need to be in a degree-seeking matriculated program to take Summer Session.

  1. Check out over 300 summer courses to find what appeals to you. 
  2. Visit Class Search after March 15 for course details, including days/times that work for your schedule. 
  3. Complete the Registration Form and pay $50.  We will set up your UCSC accounts, activate for summer, etc. Once we email your login info, you can enroll. 

Classes of Interest

  • Consider our 40+ online courses for flexible scheduling
  • Review our list of evening classes
  • Or our low-cost, high-awesome two credit classes
  • How about Improvisation (PRTR 41I), Creative Writing (KRSG 65W), Race, Class, Culture in Education (EDUC 181), Intro to Acting (THEA 20), or Natural History Illustration (ENVS 18)?


  • $50 Registration Fee 
  • $139.50 - Summer tuition per credit (reflects 50% faculty and staff discount)

# credits


2 $279
5 $697.50
7 $976.50
10 $1,395
12 $1,674
15 $2,092.50

Staff and Faculty Campus Fee Waiver

  • The Campus Fee is removed from Staff and Faculty accounts.  You will pay the $50 registration fee, half-price of the per-credit tuition, and if applicable any material fees found in some arts and labs. When your bill is accurate in your portal, then pay your tuition.

  • The discount is for those eligible Reduced Fee Program during the academic year.  Eligible courses would not include high-demand or full sections that UCSC students need. (but very few summer classes fill/close)

Please contact our office so that we know you are staff and can double check your bill is accurate. (Or if you have any questions, of course!)
[We're sorry - there are no audits or OLLI in Summer Session. *Discount not applicable to student workers.]