Tuition and Fees

Calculating Your Fees

UCSC Undergraduate Students

  • $0 – Registration Fee (no registering, just enroll like the rest of the year)
  • $283 - Campus Fee
  • $279 - 2019 Tuition per credit (the same for both in and out-of-state students)
  • Minus $680 off 15 credits or more - Ambitious Summer Award!

Per University Policy, if you enroll in Summer Session, then drop down to zero credits, you will be charged a $50 non-refundable cancellation fee, even if you drop before the deadline. Please see our Refund Policy for details.

Visiting Students  from other UC and other colleges and universities

  • $50 - Registration Fee
  • $283 - Campus Fee
  • $279 - 2019 Tuition per credit (the same for both in and out-of-state students)
  • Minus $680 off 15 credits or more - Ambitious Summer Award!

If you enroll in Summer Session, then drop down to zero credits at any time, you will be charged a $50 non-refundable cancellation fee. Please see our Refund Policy for details.

UCSC and Visiting Student Fee Table

Credits

Tuition with Campus Fee

2 $841
3 $1,120
5 $1,678
7 $2,236
10 $3,073
12 $3,631
14 $4,189
15 $4,468 $3,788
20 $5,863 $5,183
25 $7,258 $6,578
30 $8,653 $7,973

Cross-outs indicate total after the Ambitious Summer Award posts.  You will see the total tuition on your bill first, then in late August, we will post a $680 discount if you are completing 15 credits or more.  Credits are added up over the whole summer - courses can be taken in one session or over both/multiple sessions. 

Campus Fee

  • Anyone who takes a Summer Session course (on-campus or online) is charged a campus fee as part of their tuition. 
  • 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. 

Awards

  • Ambitious Summer Award - Students who complete 15 credits or more receive a $680 award towards tuition which posts to your portal in late August. 

Fee Information For:

Independent Studies (see your page for rates)

UCSC Faculty & Staff (see your page for rates)

UCSC Alumni (see rates for visiting students above)

Summer Academy Students (for fall admit students only - see your page for rates)

High School Students  (see your page for rates)

International University Students (see your page for rates)