The following information reflects Summer Session 2021. Please note that fees are subject to change.
Certain campus-based fees are subject to Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases as well as increases related to projects and programs. For purposes of these fee tables, CPI increases have been estimated. As a result of gubernatorial, legislative, regental, and/or campus action, these fees may change without notice.
Fee Rates for 2021
UC Course Fee
Mandatory Campus-Based Fees
Application Fee (Non-UC Students Only)
$25 non-refundable application fee for non-UC students.
CatCard Fee (Visiting Students Only)
A $20 fee is required (pay at the Cashier's Office only) to get your UC Merced CatCard. You may pick up your CatCard in the CatCard Office, located near the Students First Center.
Late Payment Penalty
A $50 late payment penalty may be imposed for registrations or payments occurring after the payment deadline dates listed in the Dates and Deadlines. Fees are immediately due when you enroll in a course after the fee payment deadline.
If fees are not paid in full by the payment deadline, the student's enrollment in all courses for all sessions will be dropped for non-payment. The Summer 2021 drops for non-payment occur May 18 (if enrolled by May 17) and on June 14 (if student registers after May 19). Students who are dropped for non-payment on May 18 will not be able to re-enroll in Session A until they have paid their fees. They will also not be able to re-enroll in Sessions B and C until May 18 unless they prepay at the Students First Center. Students who are dropped for non-payment on June 16 will not be able to re-enroll in Session B until they have paid their fees. They will also not be able to re-enroll in Session C until July 6 unless they prepay.
- Seats will not be held for students who have been dropped for non-payment.
- If a student who has not been dropped for non-payment adds a course after the fee payment deadline but before online registration closes, they will have until close of business the next day to pay their fees.
- Any student who registers after online registration has closed will need to prepay their fees at the Students First Center before enrolling.
See the Dates and Deadline calendar for details.
Course Material 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 special supplemental educational experiences. For example, course material fees may cover the cost of chemicals and glassware for science laboratory or art supplies for studio classes. They also might cover film rentals, field trips or the purchase/rental of specific equipment.
International Student Service Fee
The International Student Service Fee is $200 for non-immigrant visa holders F-1, H-4 and J-2. This fee is in addition to the $100 International Student Visa Fee listed below.
Note: Both fees only apply to new international students and do not apply to continuing international students who wish to enroll in Summer Session.
International Student Visa Fee
$100 for F-1 visas sponsored by UC Merced. Checks made payable to "UC Regents" must be submitted to the International Center in the Kolligian Library room 101.
Note: International students on UC Merced sponsored visas must show additional funding to satisfy student visa regulations. See the cost of attending Summer Session for international students. Proof of financial support must be submitted to the International Student and Scholar Services Office before a Form I-20 can be issued.
To obtain a 100 percent fee reversal and a full refund of payments made, you must drop your courses by these dates:
Session A and Session D: June 2, 2021, at Students First Center by close of business.
Session B: June 29, 2021, at Students First Center by close of business.
Session C: July 14, 2021, at Students First Center by close of business.
*A 2.75% convenience fee applies to credit card payments.
Click here to pay online.
Mailing Address for Payments:
Walk-up window at Campus Cashiering Services
Cash or Checks Only
Please contact one of the following departments with any questions regarding payment or billing.