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 $273 per credit. Academy students are offered an additional 25% discount on tuition (woohoo!), which reduces the per credit cost to $204.75 (academy students must remain enrolled in the required 2-unit academic success course to receive this discount). 

  • $204.75 per credit x 7 credits = $1,433.25 for Tuition

All Summer Session and Summer Academy students who take classes on-campus over the summer are charged a required $287 campus fee. This fee gives students unlimited access to libraries, computer labs, the fitness center, pool, courts, metro buses, bike shuttles... the whole campus is yours!

  •  $287 Campus Fee + $750 program fee + $1,433.25 Tuition = $2,470.25 for Tuition and Fees

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

Health Insurance

  • International students are required to have health insurance. You will be signed up for the UCSC health insurance (called UCSHIP) for $488.41 for the summer. 
  • If you already have health insurance, you can waive UC SHIP by providing proof that your insurance meets the UC requirements.

For more information visit the Student Health Center website or email  

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 single (a room to yourself) to a quad room (a room with 3 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 $1,433.25
Campus Fee


Program Fee


UCSHIP Insurance $488.41
Housing & Dining ~$1,800 Estimated
Total: ~$4758.66 Estimated

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