Summer Academy Benefits:

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

  • Reduced cost in summer. No nonresident supplemental tuition in summer. International students pay the same as California residents during the Summer Session!

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

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-unit 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 + $750 Program Fee + $1,464.75 Tuition = $2,497.75 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 will increase accordingly. 

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. Waiver open June 1 - July 21.

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

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 (you + 2 roommates). Housing and dining rates vary depending on room type, please see the Summer Academy Housing website for more information.

Estimated Summer Academy Costs:

Type of Expense Cost
Tuition for 7 Credits $1,747.75
Campus Fee


Program Fee


UCSHIP Insurance $460
Housing & Dining ~$1,800 Estimated
Total: ~$5,100 Estimated

How to Pay:

  • International payments can be made online from any bank in any country using Flywire

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