Fees and Expenses
Give careful consideration to the total financing of your university education. If you will need funds beyond those that you and your family can provide, you should apply for financial aid well in advance of enrollment. The deadlines for applying for financial aid (grants, loans, Work Study and scholarships) are listed on the following pages.
The most up-to-date student fee information is available at http://budget.ucdavis.edu/studentfees. Every student must pay the quarterly fees, and any amounts charged to the student account, in full by the fee payment deadline listed in the Registration Guide. A Deferred Payment Plan (DPP), which allows students to pay quarterly student and housing fees in three monthly installments, or semester fees in four monthly installments, is available.
Course Materials Fees
Students may be charged fees in some courses for the use, rental or consumption of materials, tools or equipment, or for the costs of materials or services necessary to provide a special supplemental educational experience. For example, course materials fees may cover the purchase of chemicals and glassware for a science laboratory or art supplies for an art studio class. They might also cover film rentals, field trips, or the purchase or rental of specific equipment. Courses that may be subject to the course materials fee are listed in the Registration Guide.
Students approved for enrollment on a part-time basis pay the same fees as full-time students, but pay only one-half of Tuition. Part-time nonresidents pay one-half of the Nonresident Supplemental Tuition. The Petition to Change Status Form should be filed with the Office of the University Registrar in 12 Mrak Hall. The petitions must be filed on or before the 10th day of instruction for the term in which the reduction is to be applied.
UC Employee-Student Fees
Reduced fees are available to UC career employees and certain UC retirees who are qualified for admission to the university. The employee-student must file a petition the Employee-Student Reduced Fee Authorization Form with the Office of the University Registrar in 12 Mrak Hall for the reduction of fees. The form must be filed on or before the 10th day of instruction for the term in which the reduction is to be applied. Employee-students pay one-third of the full-time Registration Fee and one-third of the full-time Tuition. Employee-students also pay the Memorial Union Fee and the Student Facilities Safety Fee.
Employee students may enroll for up to nine units or three courses per quarter or semester, whichever is greater. Information is in Personnel Policies for Staff Members (section 51), available in department offices, at Shields Library, the Staff Development and Professional Services Office, and on the Internet. Petitions are also available on the Internet.
Motor Vehicle Parking Permit and Bicycle Licensing Fees
Parking permit rates are available on the TAPS website at http://taps.ucdavis.edu or call (530) 752-8277.
A California State bicycle license fee is required for all bicycles on campus (initial license, $10.00; renewals, $5.00). For more information, call (530) 752-2453 or visit the website above.
Costs for a Year at UC Davis
Cost of living expenses are adjusted annually and fees are subject to change without notice. For the most recent Student Expense Budget figures, please refer to the Financial Aid Office's website
International Student Expenses
International students are responsible for all of their expenses while studying at UC Davis. The expenses include Nonresident Supplemental Tuition, Tuition, room and board and a modest amount for personal expenses. For the 2009-2010 academic year, costs for undergraduate students were $49,097. Because the exact cost for tuition and fees is not determined until just before the beginning of the academic year, this amount is likely to increase without advance notice. For the latest costs, see http://financialaid.ucdavis.edu/undergraduate/cost/UGBudgets.html.
During the admission process, most international undergraduate students are required to complete the “Confidential Financial Statement” form certifying that funds are available for twelve months support. It is very important that students have adequate, reliable and continuing financial support for the whole time they are here. After students arrive in the United States, it is extremely difficult to obtain additional funding. The university does not offer grants or financial aid to international undergraduate students.All students need to be aware that there are numerous initial expenses during the first few months, including tuition and fees, an initial down payment for housing, food and personal expenses. We suggest that you have a minimum of $10,500 available for immediate expenses. Careful budgeting is essential for international students.
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