University of California, Riverside

Summer Sessions

Pay-As-You-Go, Payment Methods and Refunds

To optimize summer enrollment opportunities for all students, summer term registration will use a “pay-as-you-go” system to ensure seats are kept open for students who need them.

  • Payment for all summer enrollments is due in full by the end of business1 on the same day as registered.  Unpaid fees may result in some or all classes being dropped.
  • Fees for enrollments made during the weekends are due in full by the end of business1 on the following Monday.
  • Students who have outstanding fees before the beginning of the Summer term will need to pay off those charges before payment can be applied towards Summer fees.
  • Students who are receiving financial aid should read our Financial Aid page for more information about payment deadlines.

Payment Methods

  • To pay in person:
    Pay with cash, check, or money order in person at the Cashier's Office, Student Services Building, Room 1111. Please check the Cashier's Office website for open hours. No credit card payments can be accepted at the Cashier's Office.
  • To pay online:
    You may pay with e-check (checking account) or a credit card (American Express, Discover Card, Master Card or Visa). Online payments can be made until 9:00pm. A non-refundable service fee will be charged.
  • To pay with Financial Aid (active UCR students only):
    You might be eligible for financial aid. If you received a financial aid award for the summer, it may cover your tuition (in full or partially). For further details on application and eligibility requirements, please review the Financial Aid page. 
    • Students receiving financial aid from another campus or another source must pay their fees immediately upon registration and arrange to be reimbursed by their campus or other source when their aid is disbursed.
  • The Deferred Payment Plan is not available for Summer enrollments.


Refunds may apply when you drop a course through R'Web within the allowed time frame. (Please refer to the Session Dates and Deadlines for refund deadlines for each specific session.)

  • If you paid by credit card and are entitled to a refund, your credit card will be credited. If you paid by check, cash, money order, or cashier's check, you will receive a check from Student Business Services. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing from the time you officially drop the course on R'WebL. Checks will be mailed to the local address as it appears on R'Web.
  • Course lab fees, materials fees, late fees, and the online payment convenience fee are non-refundable.

 1 Payments are accepted at the Cashier’s office during open hours; online payments can be made up to 9:00 PM (a non-refundable service fee is assessed for using online payment methods).

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Summer Sessions Information

UCR Summer Sessions and Special Programs
900 University Ave.
Surge 361
Riverside, CA 92521-0112

Tel: (951) 827-3044
Fax: (951) 827-7370