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Current UCR undergraduates and active visiting undergraduates from other UC campuses only pay the per-unit fee for the first eight units.

This means that summer is an affordable option, including Pell and UCR grants available for qualified students.

Please note that Summer Sessions will not drop students from unpaid enrollments! If you enroll in a course and you later decide you don't want it, it is your responsibility to drop the course by the published drop deadline as listed at Dates & Deadlines. If you enroll in a course and you do not drop it by the published deadline, you will be billed for the course and you will receive a grade.

2024 Summer Sessions Costs & Fees

Summer Sessions offers classes in multiple sessions, enabling you to earn units in the timeframe that works best for you. Take the classes you need in one or multiple sessions. 

Summer Sessions Per-Unit Fees

Undergraduate Students: $279 per-unit fee + $7 per-unit for tech fee[1]

Graduate Students: $374 per unit-fee + $5 per-unit for tech fee[2] 

Mandatory Campus Fees

In addition to your per-unit fees, over the summer you will also pay the same mandatory campus fees you pay the rest of the year. Fees are charged based on the length of session you attend. The maximum referendum fee charged for summer will be no more than the 10 week rate.

Main Sessions:

Session Undergraduate Fee[3] Graduate Fee[4]
A (5 weeks) $194.92 $139.29
B (5 weeks) $194.92 $139.29
F (10 weeks) $389.83 $278.57
Intensive Organic Chemistry and Lab Series Sessions:
Session Undergraduate Fee[3] Graduate Fee[4]
C1 (3 weeks) $116.95 $83.57
C2 (3 weeks) $116.95 $83.57
C3 (3 weeks) $116.95 $83.57
Special Summer Programs Sessions:
Session Undergraduate Fee[3] Graduate Fee[4]
E (7 weeks) $272.88 $195.00

Use the Cost Estimator to estimate your summer fees, or use the following method: multiply the total unit value you plan to take by the per-unit fee, add the per-unit tech fee multiplied by the total number of units, then add the referendum fee for each session you plan to take.

*Note that for the per-unit fee, UC undergraduates pay for a max of 8 units and UC graduates pay for a max of 12 units. For non-UC visiting students, there is no cap.

For example:
UCR Undergrad taking a 4 unit course in session A: ($279 × 4 ) + ($7 × 4) + $194.92 = $1338.92
UCR Undergrad taking the 12 unit Org. Chem Series: ($279 × 8) + ($7 × 12) + $116.95 +$116.95+$116.95 = $2666.85

Fees are subject to change without notice at any time.

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.





Additional Fees

You may also need to pay these additional fees for your Summer Sessions classes:

  • Course Materials and Services Fee

    Some departments charge Course Materials and Services Fees for specific classes. These fees cover the cost of the course materials and supplies you will use, special costs associated with the use of university-owned equipment, or the cost of other services that provide an educational benefit to you.

  • Single Document Fee

    The Single Document Fee is a one-time fee that covers the cost of transcripts, enrollment verifications, and more. First-time summer-only visitors and incoming Fall 2023 admits who opt to take Summer 2023 courses will be charged $50. For more information about the Single Document Fee, please visit the Registrar’s website . 

  • Special Program Fees

    Click the links below for information and fees regarding FLEAP (Faculty-Led Education Abroad), HESA (Highlander Early Start Academy) and the Summer Academy for Advanced High School Students. 



    Summer Academy


  • Visiting International Student Fees

    Visiting international students may be subject to additional fees. Please visit the International Education Program (IEP) website for more information.

Additional Costs

Beyond paying for your Summer Sessions classes, you may need to cover these additional costs:

  • Housing

    Students are urged to make reservations in the Residence Halls for Summer Sessions as early as May 16. Please visit the Housing website or call (951) 827-6350 for more information.

  • Parking Permits

    All vehicles parked on the UCR campus must display a valid UCR parking permit. More information about parking permits can be found at .

  • R'Cards

    UCR student ID cards are not mandatory but can be purchased for a fee. With an R'Card, you can borrow books from the library, attend campus events and even get free bus rides with RTA. Please visit the Card Services website for more information.

  • Transcripts

    You may request your transcript on R'Web or visit the Registrar's website for more information. There is no cost for regular transcripts; fees are charged for rush transcripts.

2024 Summer Sessions Financial Aid 

How to Qualify for 2024 Summer Sessions Financial Aid:

Financial Aid is available to cover your Summer Sessions fees. In order to be offered a summer financial aid award, you must:

  • Submit a 2024-25 FAFSA or California DREAM Application.
  • Submit all documents required to complete your financial aid application (see below for details)*. 
  • Enroll in a minimum of 8 units for Summer Sessions 2024.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above. 

*The sooner you complete your application, the sooner you can be offered an award. We strongly encourage you to submit all requested documents by May 15, 2024. Students who do not submit the documents required to complete their financial aid application by August 1, 2024, will not be awarded for Summer Session 2024. 


Summer Grant Eligibility for Undergraduate Students

If you are an undergraduate student, you may be eligible for grant funds.

  • The Financial Aid Office will provide you with an estimate of summer grant and loan eligibility by the end of April. 
  • Official summer financial aid awards will be calculated based on your actual units enrolled for the summer term. 
  • The Financial Aid Office will begin processing actual summer awards during the first week of June. 
  • Summer Financial aid awards will be based on your official Student Aid Index (SAI) as of the date that your summer award is calculated. Your SAI may change if data reported on your FAFSA or California DREAM application changes as a result of verification. 

Pell Grants

Students with Student Aid Indexes up to $6,656 may qualify for summer Pell Grants. The FAFSA application data will determine your Pell Grant eligibility. Awards are prorated (reduced) for enrollment in less than 12 units. Eligible students must enroll in a minimum of 6 units.

State Supplemental Summer Grants

Students with Student Aid Indexes between $6,000 and $15,000 who received Cal Grant awards in 2023-24 may qualify for State Supplemental Summer Grants up to $2,000. Eligible students must enroll in a minimum of 8 units.

Summer UCR Grants

Students with Student Aid Indexes up to $8,000 may qualify for Summer UCR Grant up to the following grant maximums after the amount of any summer Pell Grant, Cal Grant, Cal Vet Fee Waiver and/or State Supplemental Summer Grant. All summer grant awards are taken into consideration in determining the Max Grant for Summer UCR Grant awards. Eligible students must enroll in a minimum of 8 units.

  SAI Range  
From To Max Grant
($1,500) $2,000 $3,200
$2,001 $4,000 $3,000
$4,001 $6,000 $2,600
$6,001 $7,525 $2,200
$7,526   $0


Pell Grant disbursements are subject to reduction for part time enrollment in fewer than 12 units.  Your Pell Grant award will be calculated based on your enrollment at the time that your summer financial aid offer is provided.  Subsequent changes in your enrollment status may result in a revised Pell Grant award. Summer Sessions enrollment will be confirmed as of June 26, 2024. Your award may be cancelled if you drop to less than half time status (below 6 units). Note that if you drop courses you may have a balance that you will be responsible to pay for from personal resources. 

Interested in Borrowing Summer Federal Direct Loan Funds?

Summer Federal Direct Loans are also available for students who are not grant eligible, graduate and teaching credential students, and grant eligible undergraduate students who would like to borrow loans to assist with summer living expenses.

If you decide to accept a summer Federal Direct Loan award:

  • Be sure to follow the instructions to complete any required loan steps.
  • Allow at least two weeks for your loan to be processed to ensure that your loan disbursement is available by the Summer Sessions fee payment deadline.
  • Be advised that any Federal Direct Loan amount borrowed during summer may reduce the amount of Federal Direct Loan you are eligible to receive during any remaining terms for which you will enroll in the 2024-2025 academic year. 


Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans

Parents of dependent undergraduate students may also apply for Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan funds to cover the difference between your grant awards and any Federal Direct student loan funds that you borrow. Additional information regarding the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan can be found on the Financial Aid Office website and at

If your parent(s) want to borrow a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan, your parent borrower needs to complete two steps:

  1. Apply for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan online at and
  2. Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan online at


Eligible for Veterans' Dependent Educational Benefits?

Active UCR students and admitted freshman/transfers/readmits who receive the fee waiver during the regular academic year will also receive the fee waiver automatically in the summer.

  • The amount of any Cal Vet Fee Waiver will be offset against the amount of Summer UCR Grant eligibility.
  • Veterans' dependents who are visiting students from other UC campuses may use the veterans' dependents fee waiver while enrolled at UCR during the summer.
  • Visiting students from other UC campuses will need to email a copy of their current authorization letter and a current proof of enrollment to the Summer Sessions office before the fee waiver can be applied. The per-unit tuition fee will be waived, but the Student Technology Fee (charged per unit), mandatory campus/referendum fees, and Course Materials and Services fee (as applicable) will still be assessed.  


Aid Eligibility

Eligible Categories of Summer Aid Applicants (enrolled in 6 or more units)
  • Current or incoming UCR undergraduate student admitted to attend UCR in 2024-2025.
  • Current or new teaching credential/M.Ed. student admitted on a regular or conditional basis for Fall 2024. (Note: the School of Education will provide lists of eligible students to the Financial Aid Office in June.)
  • Current graduate students.
  • New students participating in the Highlander Early Start Academy program.
  • UCR students participating in UCDC, Faculty Led Education Abroad Programs (FLEAP), and Education Abroad Program (EAP) and Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) study abroad programs. 

Summer aid is not available to the following categories of students:
  • Students admitted for Fall 2024 who have not submitted a Statement of Intent to Register.
  • Students who withdrew, cancelled, or were dismissed in a prior term if not readmitted for Fall 2024.
  • Students whose anticipated graduation term is prior to Summer 2024. Contact your academic advisor if you need to have your graduation term updated on the Banner student information system.
  • Students admitted at another UC campus. Contact the Financial Aid office at your home campus to discuss summer aid options, deadlines, application processes, and eligibility. Your financial aid will be awarded by your home campus. 
  • Students who enroll in fewer than 6 units.
  • Students with a cumulative GPA below a 2.00 prior to the start of Summer 2024.


Attending Another UC campus for Summer 2024?

Complete the Summer Cross Campus Financial Aid Request at to report the other UC campus that you plan to attend and the number of units that you plan to take at that campus.  

Your enrollment at your host institution will be verified before you will be offered summer financial aid.  Your summer aid disbursement will be issued as a direct refund to you and it will be your responsibility to pay your summer fees at your host campus by any applicable payment deadlines.

If you attend another UC campus in the summer, be sure to request that your transcript is sent to UCR at the end of the summer.  You may be subject to a billing of financial aid disbursed to you if you do not submit your transcript verifying that you completed the units for which you were awarded.

Summer 2024 Financial Aid Disbursements
  • Summer aid disbursements will begin approximately June 26, 2024 for students enrolled in UCR summer sessions that begin on June 24.
  • Disbursements for students enrolled in sessions with later start dates will be issued in late July or August, depending on the session start dates. 
  • Financial aid refunds (for non-fee expenses) will not be available until after the first day of Summer Sessions.
  • Refunds of credit balances on student accounts are normally issued within two to four business days after your financial aid award is credited to your student account. To receive your funds quickly, sign up for direct deposit.
  • Financial aid awarded to students who drop below 6 units is subject to revision and students may be billed for any aid disbursed to pay fees or issued in a refund. 




Summer Sessions bills will be available on R'Web on June 18, 2024. Summer fees will be due on July 15, 2024. If you enroll in additional classes July 16 or later, fees will be due on August 15, 2024. Failure to pay fees on time may result in a $45 Administrative Tuition Processing Fee and/or your fall registration may be impacted. 

Summer Sessions does not drop students from unpaid courses. If you enroll in a course and you later decide you don't want it, it is your responsibility to drop the course by the published drop deadline as listed at Dates & Deadlines . If you enroll in a course and you do not drop it by the published deadline, you will be billed for the course and you will receive a grade. 

Failure to pay your summer fees in full may negatively impact your fall course schedule. 

Payment Methods
  • See Student Business Services for more information about payment methods. 
  • Financial aid is available for qualifying UCR students. If you receive a financial aid award for the summer, it may cover some or all of your tuition.
  • Visiting students receiving financial aid from another campus or another source must pay their UCR fees directly (i.e., independent of UCR's Financial Aid or Student Business Services office) and arrange to be reimbursed. 


Refunds may apply when you drop a course through R'Web within the allowed time frame. Please refer to Dates & 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 two to three weeks for processing from the time you officially drop the course on R'Web. Checks will be mailed to the address listed on your R'Web profile.

Course lab fees, materials fees, the Administrative Processing Fee, and the online payment convenience fee are nonrefundable.

[1]The $279 per-unit fee for undergraduate students consists of the $254 tuition fee and the $25 Student Services Fee. Undergraduate UC students pay the per-unit fee only for the first 8 units enrolled. There is no fee cap for non-UC visiting students. The $7 Student Technology Fee is charged per-unit and is not subject to the 8-unit undergrad fee cap. 

[2]The $374 per-unit fee for graduate students consists of the $341 tuition fee and the $34 Student Services Fee. Graduate UC students pay the per-unit tuition fee only for the first 12 units enrolled. There is no fee cap for non-UC visiting students. The $5 Student Technology Fee is charged per-unit and is not subject to the 12-unit grad fee cap. 

[3]Undergraduate Referendum fees for Summer 2024 include the Associated Students (ASUCR) Fee, Associated Students Program Board (ASPB) Fee, Basic Needs and Aid Fee, Division 1 Fee, Educational Opportunity Program Fee, Green Campus Action Plan (GCAP), Highlander Abroad Fee, Highlander Newspaper Fee, KUCR Fee, Recreation Center Fee, Recreation Center Expansion Fee, Student Center (Commons) Fee, Highlander Empowerment Student Services, Student Voice Initiative (SVI), Student Admission Plan (SSAP), and the UCR Student Services Fee. Please see the Quarterly Fees page for more details about each fee.

[4] Graduate Referendum fees for Summer 2024 include the Graduate Student Association Fee, Recreation Center Fee, Recreation Center Expansion Fee, Student Center (Commons) Fee, and the UCR Student Services Fee. Please see Quarterly Fees for details about each fee.