Undergraduate Part-Time Program

Undergraduate Part-Time Program

The Part-Time Program is designed for regularly matriculated undergraduate students who for reasons of employment, family responsibilities, or health are not able to carry the full course load of 15 credits each quarter. The enrollment system restricts enrollment for students in the Part-Time Program to no more than 10 credits per quarter. Students approved for part-time status are eligible for a 50 percent reduction in the Tuition Fee and, if applicable, a 50 percent reduction in the Nonresident Supplemental Tuition portions of quarterly fees. Please note that this reduction does not extend to other quarterly fees, and students who use the part-time reduction may not also use the UCSC Reduced Fee Program for UC employees.

If you receive financial aid, your part-time status will change your aid package.  Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office.


Applying for the Part-Time Program

Applications for the Part-Time Program are available online. You must submit the application and documentation verifying your eligibility by the deadline posted below.

  • If you work, you must be employed a minimum of 25 hours per week to qualify. Submit a letter from your employer on letterhead stationery verifying the number of hours you work at a permanent job. If you work on campus, the letter must come from the HR Service Team for the department. If you are self-employed or employed by a family member: you must have been employed at least six weeks prior to the beginning of the quarter; your documentation must include a description of your job responsibilities, copies of your tax return, and a monthly calendar/appointment book showing hours worked.

  • If you have family responsibilities, submit your dependent’s birth certificate(s). If caring for a member of the family for medical reasons: provide documentation from the family member's doctor identifying you (the student) as the primary caregiver and describing the care and duration of care you are providing.

  • If you have a medical condition, bring verification from your doctor recommending that you take a reduced course load because of your serious or sustained illness or injury.

  • If you are in your final quarter before graduation, apply to graduate on MyUCSC and submit a University Part-Time Final Quarter Approval form (requires college and department(s) signatures). Part-time final quarter approval may be granted only once. 

Cancelling the Part-Time Program

If you intend to enroll in more than 10 credits or petition for credit, you must complete a Cancellation of Part-Time Program form. Once the form is filed, you are assessed the balance of the Educational Fee and Nonresident Tuition, if applicable, and you may enroll in up to 19 credits. The Financial Aid office is also notified of your enrollment status change and your aid package will be revised as funding permits.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, go to frequently asked questions about the Part-Time Program.

Part-Time Deadlines

Part-time deadlines. Last day to apply for part-time program and pay part-time fees by the fee deadline.
Last day to apply for Part-Time Program to pay part-time fees by the fee deadline
(after this date, pay full fees and receive a refund):
 
Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
September 19 December 17 March 24
 
Part-Time deadlines. Last day to apply for Part-Time Program and receive a refund of part-time fee
Last day to apply for Part-Time Program and receive a refund of part-time fees
Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
October 16 January 27 April 17

Fall Quarter 2019 Fees

Fees are subject to change through action by the UC Regents

Fall Quarter 2019 fees. Column one is for undergraduate California residents; column two for undergraduate nonresidents. Rows describe different fees and their dollar amount.
Undergraduate (California Resident) Undergraduate (Nonresident)

Student Services Fee (formerly University Registration Fee)
$376.00   Student Services Fee (formerly University Registration Fee) $376.00
Tuition (formerly Educational Fee) $3,814.00   Tuition (formerly Educational Fee) $3,814.00
Part-Time Reduction (50% of tuition) $-1,907.00 (50% of tuition) $-1,907.00
Campus Fees $473.828   Campus Fees $473.82
      Nonresident supplemental tuition $9,918.00
Part-Time Reduction (50% of Nonresident supplemental tuition) $-4,959.00
Health Insurance (waivable) $1006.00   Health Insurance (waivable) $1006.00
         
Total (Residents) $5,669.82   Total (Nonresidents) $15,587.82
Part-Time Total (Residents) $3,762.82   Part-Time Total (Nonresidents) $8,721.82

Winter Quarter 2020 Fees

Fees are subject to change through action by the UC Regents

Winter Quarter 2020 fees. Column one is for undergraduate California residents; column two for undergraduate nonresidents. Rows describe different fees and their dollar amount.
Undergraduate (California Resident) Undergraduate (Nonresident)

Student Services Fee (formerly University Registration Fee)
$376.00   Student Services Fee (formerly University Registration Fee) $376.00
Tuition (formerly Educational Fee) $3,814.00   Tuition (formerly Educational Fee) $3,814.00
Part-Time Reduction (50% of tuition) $-1,907.00 (50% of tuition) $-1,907.00
Campus Fees $473.828   Campus Fees $473.82
      Nonresident supplemental tuition $9,918.00
Part-Time Reduction (50% of Nonresident supplemental tuition) $-4,959.00
Health Insurance (waivable) $1006.00   Health Insurance (waivable) $1006.00
         
Total (Residents) $5,669.82   Total (Nonresidents) $15,587.82
Part-Time Total (Residents) $3,762.82   Part-Time Total (Nonresidents) $8,721.82

Spring Quarter 2020 Fees

Fees are subject to change through action by the UC Regents

Spring Quarter 2020 fees. Column one is for undergraduate California residents; column two for undergraduate nonresidents. Rows describe different fees and their dollar amount.
Undergraduate (California Resident) Undergraduate (Nonresident)
Student Services Fee (formerly University Registration Fee) $376.00   Student Services Fee (formerly University Registration Fee) $376.00
Tuition (formerly Educational Fee) $3,814.00   Tuition (formerly Educational Fee) $3,814.00
Part-Time Reduction (50% of tuition) $-1,907.00 (50% of tuition) $-1,907.00
Campus Fees $473.828   Campus Fees $473.82
      Nonresident supplemental tuition $9,918.00
Part-Time Reduction (50% of Nonresident supplemental tuition) $-4,959.00
Health Insurance (waivable) $1006.00   Health Insurance (waivable) $1006.00
         
Total (Residents) $5,669.82   Total (Nonresidents) $15,587.82
Part-Time Total (Residents) $3,762.82   Part-Time Total (Nonresidents) $8,721.82

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Revised: 08/14/19