Costs & Financial Aid


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

  • All students pay the same “in state” tuition rates in summer, even if you are from out-of-state or from another country - there is no additional nonresident supplemental tuition!

  • To assist with costs, the Financial Aid Office offers grant funding for eligible Edge students based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA (or Dream Application if applicable). Check with Financial Aid to determine eligibility.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Submit your 2020-2021 FAFSA or Dream Application by June 30*

*This is in addition to your 2021-2022 FAFSA or Dream Application that you submitted for fall.

Don’t worry, receiving Edge aid funding does not decrease your four year aid eligibility.

Use the Summer Edge Grant Calculator (closed for summer 2021)  to receive your grant aid estimate. Use your 2020-21 financial aid application first (last year’s form) to find your family contribution (EFC) or you can also use the EFC determined by your 2021-22 financial aid application. This calculator estimate is based on the information you provide. If the information you provide is incorrect, your estimate may differ from the final awards offered. All estimates are subject to the availability of funding. 

For more specific aid information, you can visit their Zoom Drop-In Advising .

Calculating Your Tuition and Fees


Edge students get an additional 25% discount on tuition, which reduces the per credit cost to $209.25. Edge students automatically receive this discount on all their summer courses.

Campus Fee

All Summer Session and Edge Remote students who take classes over the summer are charged a mandatory Campus Fee of $305.96. 

UC SHIP Health Insurance 

The University of California Regents mandate that all students be covered by a health insurance plan. Because having an insurance plan is required , all Edge students are automatically enrolled in and charged for UC SHIP unless they submit an online insurance waiver confirming they have acceptable health insurance coverage. Visit the UCSC Student Health Insurance website or email for waiver information and expanded rates.

UC SHIP Rates Summer 2021
Edge Student Enrolled in these Sessions Waiver Period Coverage Period - (Continuous coverage through fall based on session start date) Premium (cost)
Session 1, 8-wk, 10-wk 6/1 to 7/15 6/21 to 9/17 $712.00
Session 2 6/1 to 7/15 7/26 to 9/17 $432.00


New fall admits can use their GI Bill for the preceding summer if the courses fulfill their degree requirements. Contact the UCSC VA Certifying Official at for more information.

How to Calculate Your Costs

  • Register and pay the nonrefundable registration fee of $100.
  • Determine the number of credits you will be completing (Table A: Cost per credit). For Financial Aid eligibility there is a 7-credit minimum that can be completed at any point throughout the summer quarter.
  • Add UCSHIP (unless you waive).

Edge Tuition includes the 25% discount off of tuition at $209.25/credit. These totals include the mandatory Campus Fee of $305.96.

Table A: Cost per credit
Number of Credits Standard Non-Edge Tuition + Campus Fee

Edge Tuition (with 25% discount) + Campus Fee

2 $863.96


3 $1142.96


4 $1421.96 $1142.96
5 $1700.96 $1352.21
6 $1979.96 $1561.46
7 (Financial Aid Minimum) $2258.96 $1770.71
8 $2537.96 $1979.96
9 $2816.96 $2189.21
10 $3095.96 $2398.46
11 $3374.96 $2607.71
12 $3653.96 $2816.96
13 $3932.96 $3026.21
14 $4211.96 $3235.46
15  $4490.96 $3444.71

  Payment and Refunds

Students eligible for financial aid will receive aid shortly before the session begins (if you enrolled by June 1, if you enrolled after it will be later). If you're in classes both sessions, it is split between the two. It will credit directly to your billing account, and any remaining tuition and fees can be paid using the payment options here.  

  • There are three billing statements over Summer Session, which are on your portal. You can start paying any time after charges post to your account. If your account says "Future" it is likely because you enrolled between billing statements, but you can still make payments towards any charge on your account - with a due date or future due. Unbilled charges can be paid once they are posted in MyUCSC and have been passed to the UCSC eBill/ePay site as part of your Current Charges Due.
  • 2021 billing statements
    1. Billed May 27 - Due June 16
    2. Billed June 24 - Due July 21
    3. Billed July 27 - Due August 12 (final due date)
  • There are no Student Business Services payment plans available over the summer. You can pay at your own pace, but all charges are due by August 12.

For Summer 2021, instruction is delivered remotely and tuition and fees are set and approved by the Chancellor. The following statement is focused on fall, winter, and spring quarter: Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.  Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved amounts and may not be final.  Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate.  Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.