Costs & Financial Aid

Benefits: 

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

  • All students pay the same low tuition rates in summer, including out-of-state and international students! No nonresident supplemental tuition in summer. 

  • To assist with costs, the Financial Aid Office offers up to $2,800 in grant funding for First Year Edge students based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA (or Dream Application if applicable). International students are not eligible for aid. 

Calculating Your Tuition and Fees

Tuition

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

Campus Fee

All Summer Session and First Year Edge students who take classes over the summer are charged a required $293.78 campus fee. Books and supplies vary by what classes you enroll in. 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.

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 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (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 insure@ucsc.edu for waiver information and expanded rates.

Financial Aid

In order to receive financial aid for the Summer Edge, you must:  

  • Complete a 2019-2020 FAFSA or Dream Application by June 27. This is in addition to the 2020-2021 FAFSA or Dream Application you must file for the upcoming school year. 
  • Students selected for verification, must submit the required documents to receive financial aid. 
  • Summer Edge is a 7 credit minimum program. You must enroll and complete all courses to maintain aid eligibility.
  • If you applied for financial aid at a prior institution for 2019-2020, make a correction to this FAFSA or Dream Application and include UC Santa Cruz School Code 001321.

Receiving Edge funding does not decrease your four year aid eligibility.

Financial Aid Estimates for Summer Edge

The Summer Edge Grant Calculator tool is a fast and easy way to receive your grant aid estimate. The Financial Aid Office encourages you to complete your 2019-20 financial aid application first and use the expected family contribution (EFC) from this application to get an estimate. You can also use the EFC determined by your 2020-21 financial aid application. This calculator generates an estimate based on the information you provide. If the information you provide is incorrect, your estimate may differ significantly from the final awards offered. All estimates are subject to the availability of funding.

Veterans

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 vets_benefits@ucsc.edu for more information.

Estimated First Year Edge Costs - 7 Credits 

Type of Expense Cost
Program Registration $100
Tuition for 7 Credits $1,464.75 ($209.25 per credit x 7 credits)
Campus Fee $293.78
UC SHIP $460
Total: ~$2,318.53

Estimated First Year Edge Costs - 7 Credits (waiving UC SHIP)

Type of Expense Cost
Program Registration $100
Tuition for 7 Credits $1,464.75 ($209.25 per credit x 7 credits)
Campus Fee $293.78
Total: ~$1,858.53

Estimated Transfer Edge Costs - 12 Credits (taking an optional third course):

Type of Expense Cost
Program Registration $100
Tuition for 12 Credits $2,511 ($209.25 per credit x 12 credits)
Campus Fee $293.78
UC SHIP $460
Total: ~$3364.78

Estimated Transfer Edge Costs - 12 Credits (taking an optional third course & waiving UC SHIP):

Type of Expense Cost
Program Registration $100
Tuition for 12 Credits $2,511 ($209.25 per credit x 12 credits)
Campus Fee $293.78
Total: ~$2904.78