Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid

Summer Financial Aid is available for current UC Santa Cruz students who enroll in a UCSC Global Seminar.

You must enroll in a minimum of 6 credits during Summer Session to be eligible to receive Financial Aid. We recommend you discuss your eligibility and request an estimate from the UCSC Financial Aid Office before you apply. 

Request a Financial Aid Estimate Today! Estimates give you a good sense of your financial aid eligibility for this program, and can help you make informed decisions about your participation. 

Learn More About Scholarships

Explore scholarships for Global Learning opportunities.

Program Fees

Program fees are subject to change and do not include airfare and other expenses; see "Fee Notes" and expenses table below.

UCSC Student  Non-UCSC Student
Global Learning Program Fee
(includes non-refundable Application Fee*)
$6,879.27 $6,879.27
Course Fee
UCSC: $279/10 units + $305.96 Campus Fee;
Non-UCSC: $279/ 10 units + $50 summer registration + $305.96 Campus Fee
$3,095.96 $3,145.96
Total Fees Charged to Students
See "Fee Notes" section below for more information.
Fees paid directly to UC Santa Cruz
$9,975.23 $10,024.23

Fee Notes

UC Santa Cruz Fee and Campus Fee posted here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by State funding reductions. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus a student's final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown. Campus policy dictates that study abroad and other off-campus programs are not exempt from the UC Santa Cruz Summer Campus Fee, which covers services/initiatives including college and campus-wide student government, extracurricular programs and recreation facilities, campus child care, community and public service projects, Educational Opportunity Programs and scholarships, and free fair use of the local transit systems.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Estimates are provided for financial aid and planning purposes; actual expenses vary.

UCSC Student  Non-UCSC Student
Roundtrip Airfare (estimated from SFO) ~$1,350 ~$1,350
Meals (not provided by program) ~$850.82 ~$850.82
Other program-related expenses
(i.e., passport, incidentals)
~$290 ~$290
Total Out-of-Pocket Expenses
Estimated expenses as incurred by student
~$2,490.82 ~$2,490.82

Estimated Total Cost

Does not include personal side trips, gifts, entertainment expenses, etc.

Total estimated cost by campus affiliation
Costs per student UCSC Student  Non-UCSC Student
Total fees $9,975.23 $10,024.23
Total out-of-pocket expenses ~$2,490.82 ~$2,490.82
Total fees + estimated expenses ~$12,466.05 ~$12,516.05

Budget Worksheets, Billing Timeline, and Withdrawal Penalties

Expenses Not Covered by Program Fees

  • Estimated personal expenses not outlined in the table above
  • Personal travel during and outside of program dates
  • Entertainment expenses including additional meals, shopping, souvenirs, and other personal purchases
  • Out-of-pocket expenses for medical and other emergencies
  • Uncovered medical expenses for special needs

How to Withdraw

Visit the Budget Worksheet above for information about payment, and cancellation policies.

To withdraw please email and state your name, ID # and reason for withdrawal. Be sure to check the policies first so that you are aware of any cancellation fees.