Cost of Attendance

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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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Try our summer fee estimator below to estimate your cost of attendance this summer.

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Did you know?

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! 

UC Students

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

  • $279.00 per unit (no additional unit fees after 10 units)
  • $546.69 campus-based fee
  • $325.00 visa administrative fee (for returning international students only)
Graduate Students
  • $374.00 per unit (no additional unit fees after 12 units)
  • $244.69 campus-based fee
All UC Students
  • $39.80 student technology fee 


Non-UC Students 

Students who are currently attending a college or university outside of the UC system can anticipate the following fees. 

All Non-UC Students
  • $279.00 per unit 
  • $546.69 campus-based fee
  • $75.00 Summer Sessions application fee
  • $325.00 visa administrative fee (for international students only)
  • $39.80 student technology fee




Summer Sessions Fee Estimator

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* 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.

Potential 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 

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 and Military-Connected Students

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: If you are qualified to receive the California Veterans College Tuition Fee Waiver, please submit your authorization via the online CalVet Waiver portal on the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website. Initial applicants, please visit to apply and find your CVSO. 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 military-connected and GI Bill Benefits at UCSB, the tuition waivercontact information and additional resources.

Fee Disclaimer

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.