Reduced Fee Programs


UCSC currently offers Reduced Fee programs for employees wishing to take UCSC courses as part of Regular Admission and Summer Session.


Career staff employees who have worked 6 months or more and completed probation; faculty and non-senate academic appointees who have worked at least 50% time for 6 months or more; and former University employees who have retired within four months of the date of separation from University service and who are annuitants of a retirement system to which the University contributes.

Please note: Employees enrolled in self-supporting academic programs are not eligible for the Reduced Fee Program.

Program Information

Regular Admission

Employee must be an admitted UCSC student seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree. Fee reduction is 2/3. Employee pays 1/3 of Student Services Fee and Educational Fee—other campus fees waived. Visit the Registrar's website for the current fee schedule.

Maximum of three classes, or 9 units (whichever is greater) per quarter.


  • Employees who are also admitted UCSC students should complete the Reduced Fee Application Form and submit it to T&D for eligibility verification via campus mail or email ( After you sign the form and have your Unit Head/Supervisor's signature and date, please send the form via campus mail to Julie Black - Staff Human Resources or scan it and email it to Training & Development will forward the application to the Registrar's Office. Call 831-459-3933 for more information about the program or email Julie Black at
  • A Reduced Fee Form must be submitted each quarter.

Summer Session

When employees enroll in Summer Session classes, the Registration & Campus fees are waived and employee pays only the course per-unit fee, plus material fee if applicable. For details, call the Summer Session office at 459-5373 or see their website.