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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 Fees and Billing calendar at http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/calendar/. 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 Class Schedule at http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/faculty-staff/.

Part-Time Students

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 Part-Time Petition should be submitted through the Office of the University Registrar's website at http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/registration/part-time.cfm. The petitions must be submitted 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 3100 Dutton 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. The reduced fee program does not apply to courses taken in self-supporting degree programs at UC Davis. Information is in Personnel Policies for Staff Members (section 51) at http://manuals.ucdavis.edu/spp/ppsm51.pdf. Petitions are also available on the Office of the University Registrar's website at https://registrar.ucdavis.edu/tuition/staff-reduced-fee.cfm.

Vehicle Parking Permit and Bicycle Licensing Fees

For parking permit information and rates please visit the TAPS website at http://taps.ucdavis.edu or call 530-752-8277.

A California State bicycle license sticker is required on all bicycles operated on campus (new license, $10.00; renewals, $5.00—both valid through December 31 of the second year after purchase). For more information, see TAPS at http://taps.ucdavis.edu or call 530-752-2453.

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 Cost of Attendance figures, please refer to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office's website for undergraduate or graduate and professional students at http://financialaid.ucdavis.edu.

International Student Expenses

International students are responsible for all of their expenses while studying at UC Davis. The expenses include nonresident supplemental tuition, systemwide tuition and fees, campus-based fees, room and board, books and a modest amount for personal expenses. For the 2015-16 academic year, costs for international undergraduates living on campus were $56,916. For the latest costs, see http://financialaid.ucdavis.edu/undergraduate/cost.html.

During the admission process, most international undergraduate students are required to complete the "Confidential Financial Statement" form certifying that support funds are available for nine months. 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.

It is extremely important that you arrive on campus with sufficient funds for the entire academic year to cover all fees, tuition and expenses such as room and board, health insurance, books, supplies, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses. Careful budgeting is essential for international students.

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Updated: March 22, 2017 10:38 AM