Payment and Refunds

Payment  Information

General Account Information
  • Payments can be made by students at: My UCSC> My Account $ > UCSC eBill/ePay 

  • To authorize a Parent/Other payers who can then view your eBill/make payments, invite an "other payer/ create parent pin" at My UCSC > UCSC eBill/ePay 

  • Sign up for Direct Deposit to get faster refunds at My UCSC > My Account $ > Direct Deposit
  • Update your mailing address and email when you arrive AND when you leave, this is where refunds/ billing statements will be mailedMy UCSC > Student Center

  • Always check your MyUCSC page monthly (charges may be posted to your account at any time)

  • Late fees will be applied on any charge left after a due date of $5 or more

  • Housing and Miscellaneous fees may be due earlier (check your contracts) 

When can I pay?

  • 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, and you will have to wait until the next billing statement to pay.
  • 2020 billing statements
    1. Billed May 28 - Due June 16
    2. Billed June 25 - Due July 21
    3. Billed July 28 - Due August 13 (final due date)
  • There are no Student Business Services payment plans available over summer. You can pay at your own pace, but all charges are due by August 13.
  • Housing and meal plan dates need to be paid by specific due dates.  Please see your contract via your housing portal ( for particular dates.

Financial Aid Payments

  • Students eligible for financial aid will receive aid shortly before the session begins (if you enrolled by June 1). 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 payment options below.  
  • UCSC students - visit our Financial Aid Office for an estimate of your package.
  • Visitors - please contact the aid office at your campus.

How can I pay?

Payments can be made by students at: My UCSC> My Account $ > UCSC eBill/ePay 

  • To see your charges and due dates, and view your billing statements, log on to  Click on the My Account $ tile. You will see your charges due by the due date. Click on the green 'arrow' to see the detail of the charges due. To view your billing statements, you can click on UCSC eBill/ePay or click on Billing Statements on the left. 

Several ways to pay

(a) Credit Card: (payments for summer tuition and housing only accepted from April 1 at 12:00 AM to September 30 at 11:59 PM)

  • For Summer Session registration/campus fee/course fees, select payment type Summer Session Tuition.
  • For summer room and board charges, select payment type Summer Session Housing. 
  • The credit card option is not available for late fees, miscellaneous charges, fall tuition/fees, or the Masters in Education program. 
  • The vendor charges a non-refundable convenience fee of 2% of the total fees paid by credit card.

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(b) eCheck:

  • eCheck payments make a payment from your checking/savings account – like writing a check (using your routing and account numbers). 
  • UCSC/SBS echeck payment: make an eCheck payment via our standard UCSC eBill/ePay link in
  • Sign on to> My Account $ > UCSC eBill/ePay
  • International payments can be made online from any bank in any country using Flywire

(c) Cash/Check/Money Order:

  • Drop off in person at the SBS Financial Service Center. Hahn Student Services Building, first floor.
  • Pay by mail: send payable to UC Regents to:
    • Financial Service Center – 102 Hahn, UCSC, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
    • Be sure to include your student ID on the ‘memo’ line 
What is refundable?
  • Registration Fee (for visiting & inactive students only) - No
  • Cancellation Fee* - No
  • Campus Fee - Yes, if dropped by the deadline (see Calendar)
  • Tuition - Yes, if dropped by the deadline (see Calendar)
  • Course materials fee (if applicable) - Yes, if dropped by the deadline (see Calendar)

*Per University Policy, if you withdraw from the summer quarter (aka drop all your classes), you will be charged a $50 non-refundable cancellation fee, even if you drop before classes begin. 

Tuition refund for dropping courses before the drop deadline:

To start the refund process:
The course must be dropped entirely at before the drop deadline (see our Summer Academic Calendar for drop deadlines). Always verify your drop is successful before you log out (i.e., refresh your portal to be sure the class is gone).

  • An instructor will not drop you for nonattendance
  • UCSC will not drop you for nonpayment - you must drop yourself
  • If you have not yet paid, the appropriate tuition and fees are automatically removed from your portal. This can take 24 hours to refresh.
  • If you have paid, this process is not immediate. It can take time for refunds to process, the check to be mailed/delivered, and so on. You can call Student Business Services at (831) 459-2107 to ensure the process is underway - they may be able to give you an estimate.
    • eCheck payments will either be refunded by direct deposit or by check. Checks will be made payable to the student and mailed to the mailing address found on
    • If a credit card was used, every effort is made to refund back to that credit card. Due to timing issues, refunds are sometimes made via direct deposit or check.
    • If you drop ALL your summer courses, a $50 Cancellation Fee will be charged to your account in August.

Tuition refund for withdrawing from a course after the drop deadline:

Refund for Class Cancellation:

Summer Session classes are rarely canceled. If a class is canceled, every effort will be made to notify you beforehand, assist you in enrolling in a different class or issue you a full refund. You will not be penalized. 

    • Class cancellation policy requires a minimum number of students to enroll by May 31. Lower-division classes need 12 students enrolled; upper-division classes need eight students.
    • Be sure to check the Registrar's Class Search, your email account, and the student portal for updated information on course changes and cancellations.

$50 Cancellation Fee:

  • A $50 cancellation fee will be posted to your MyUCSC account if you enrolled in summer courses at any time and then dropped your course load to 0 credits for the rest of Summer Session. This fee is nonrefundable.

The following message was posted in every active UCSC student MyUCSC Portal on your "To Do List" in April so students have the information before enrolling. 

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$50 Registration Fee for visiting and inactive students:

  • The registration fee for setting up/activating your MyUCSC account is nonrefundable.

$50 Cancellation Fee:

The following messages were accepted by every visiting student and inactive UCSC students in order to submit your registration. 

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