Costs & Financial Aid

Summer Academy Benefits: 

  • All Academy students receive 25% off Summer Session tuition!

  • All students pay the same low tuition rates in summer including out-of-state and international students!

  • Financial Aid is available! 

  • Discounted on-campus housing - greatly reduced cost in comparison to fall, winter, or spring!

  • Cal Vet? You can use the Cal Vet waiver for your tuition. Contact the UCSC Veteran Benefit Services.

Tuition and Fees

Regular Summer Session tuition for all students (in-state, out-of-state, international) is $279 per credit. Academy students are offered an additional 25% discount on tuition, which reduces the per credit cost to $209.25 (academy students must remain enrolled in the required 2-credit academic success course to receive this discount). 

  • $209.25 per credit x 7 credits = $1,464.75 for Tuition

All Summer Session and Summer Academy students who take classes over the summer are charged a required $283* campus fee. 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. This fee also gives students unlimited access to libraries, computer labs, the fitness center, pool, courts, metro buses, bike shuttles... the whole campus is yours!

  •  $283 Campus Fee + $1,464.75 Tuition = $1,747.75 for Tuition and Fees

Books and supplies vary by what classes you enroll in.  Some art classes and science labs have small 'materials fees'. Some classes have more than 5 credits, such as sciences with required labs. If you take more than 7 credits, your tuition (and aid) will increase accordingly.

Cal Vet? You can use the Cal Vet waiver for your tuition. Contact the UCSC Veteran Benefit Services. 

Housing and Dining Costs

  • Summer Academy housing is offered at a significantly discounted rate in comparison to fall, winter, and spring quarters with options ranging from a single (a room to yourself) to a triple (a room with you + 2 roommates). Housing and dining rates vary depending on room type, please see the Summer Academy Housing website for more information.

Health Insurance

  • The University of California Regents mandates that all students have health coverage as a non-academic condition of enrollment.

  • Students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) unless they choose to submit an online insurance waiver confirming they have acceptable health insurance coverage that meets UC requirements. The waiver is open June 1 - July 21.

  • Visit the UCSC Student Health Insurance website or email for more information and rates. 

Estimated Summer Academy Costs:

Type of Expense Cost
Program Registration $100
Tuition for 7 Credits $1,464.75
Campus Fee $283
UC SHIP $460
Housing & Dining ~$1,800 Estimated
Total: ~$4,200 Estimated

Estimated Summer Academy Costs Waiving Health Insurance:

Type of Expense Cost
Program Registration $100
Tuition for 7 Credits $1,464.75
Campus Fee $283
Housing & Dining ~$1,800 Estimated
Total: ~$3,650 Estimated

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office offers up to $2,800 in grant funding for eligible First Year Academy Students.

Visit the Financial Aid website here for more information on the steps to apply for Summer Academy aid.

Contact the Financial Aid & Scholarship office with questions at 831-459-2963.