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The following information reflects Summer Session 2024. Please note that fees are subject to change by the direction of the Regents of the University of California. 

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 2024


Fee Description

UC Course Fee





Mandatory Campus-Based Fees

  Student Involvement & Social Justice $25 $0
  Health Services $50 $50
  Student Life $15 $15
  Associated Students $65.68 $10
  Recreation $73 $73
  Transportation $87.50 $0
  Total $316.18 $148

4/28/2022: The Student Involvement ($10) and Social Justice Initiatives and Identity ($15) program fees were approved by student vote in 2021 and were new fees for summer 2022.

Application Fee (Non-UC Merced Students Only)

$50 non-refundable application fee for non-UC Merced students.

$10 non-refundable application fee for returning Summer Session and/or former UC Merced 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 Enrollment

Fees are immediately due when you enroll in a course after the fee payment deadline.

**Please Note**

If fees are not paid in full by the payment deadline in May for all sessions, the student's enrollment in all courses for all sessions will be dropped for non-payment. Students who are dropped for non-payment 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 unless they prepay at the Students First Center. Students who are dropped for non-payment on the June fee payment deadline will not be able to re-enroll in Session B or C until they have paid their fees. 

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 the 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 Students

International students who are continuing UC Merced students or students at another University of California campus may apply for Summer Session at UC Merced. UC Merced is not currently able to process visas for international visiting students who have not matriculated at a UC campus. 


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: May 29, 2024, at Students First Center by close of business.

Session B: June 26, 2024, at Students First Center by close of business.

Session C: July 10, 2024, at Students First Center by close of business.

Students First Center hours.

Payment Options




Credit Card*
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Visa (not allowed for Student Intent to Register, Housing reservation deposits or adding money to CatCards)

*A 2.75% convenience fee applies to credit card payments.

Electronic Check
No Convenience Fee assessed.

Click here to pay online.

Mailing Address for Payments:

UC Merced
Campus Cashiering Services
P.O. Box 2450
Merced, CA 95344

Walk-up window at Campus Cashiering Services

Cash or Checks Only


ADMIN Building, first floor, near the Students First lobby.

Please contact one of the following departments with any questions regarding payment or billing.

Campus Cashiering Services
Cat Cash: 209-228-2274

Student Business Services