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During the summer, fees are determined by a student’s status at the time of enrollment. Students pay per unit that they are registered for, and incur additional fees depending on their student category and specific circumstances. For example, course materials such as textbooks, and the cost of room and board, are not taken into account in the fee breakdown below. Please note that fees listed are subject to change, and campus-based fees are particularly subject to change as they are decided by student vote. Financial aid packages take all fees into account and are available during Summer Quarter.
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All students pay the same tuition and fees as a California resident during the summer months, allowing international and out-of-state students to benefit from cost savings!
Students who are currently attending UC Santa Barbara or another UC do not pay an application fee to attend Summer Sessions. This category includes:
Continuing UC Santa Barbara students who have not declared candidacy to graduate in Spring quarter
Visiting students from other institutions in the University of California system
Students newly admitted to the University of California for Fall quarter
Returning UC Santa Barbara students not enrolled in Spring quarter
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Students who are currently attending a college or university outside of the UC system can anticipate the following fees.
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Summer Sessions Fee Estimator
For student taking units
$ per unit (no additional fees after 10 units) (no additional fees after 12 units)
$ per unit L&S technology fee
(applicable to courses in the College of Letter & Science)
Total Cost *
* The estimated fees in this calculation are directly related to instruction, and are not indicative of your total balance for Summer Sessions. Some examples of additional fees that may apply to you are housing, dining, health insurance, and application fees.
Course Materials Fees: Some courses have course Materials/Lab Fees associated with them. These fees will be charged after instruction has begun and will appear on your EBill.
Late-Payment Fee: $50.00
Lapse Fee: $100.00 for first course and $50.00 for each additional course
Re-Registration Fee for the current summer: $50.00 ($250.00 for prior year)
Campus-based fees are charged to all registered students regardless of the mode of instruction of the courses. These fees are voted in by student referenda and fund co-curricular programs, activities, and services that directly benefit students. These services include, but are not limited to, counseling, advising, tutoring, student information systems, and programs. Students who are not physically on campus can still access these services remotely, and financial aid packages take these fees into account regardless of the mode of instruction.
Information for Veterans
The VA Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships verifies enrollment for veterans and military dependents in order to issue the appropriate educational benefits. For more information, please e-mail: VeteransBenefits@sa.ucsb.edu. If you are qualified to receive the California Veterans College Tuition Fee Waiver, please submit your authorization letter to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Initial applicants go to www.cacvso.org. If you already have your authorization letter on file with the Financial Aid Office for the current academic year, your unit fees will automatically be waived. Please visit the Veterans area of the Financial Aid and Scholarships website for more information about VA Benefits at UCSB, the tuition waiver, contact information and additional resources.
Some or all instruction for all or part of the summer sessions may be delivered remotely. 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 summer sessions. Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed 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.