Key Dates for Registration and Enrollment

Spring 2013 Quarter

Spring 2013 Registration FeesRegistration Payment Information | Payment of Fees | Health Insurance | Part-Time Study for Undergraduates | Financial Aid |

Key Dates for Undergraduate Registration and Enrollment

  • February 27—Priority Enrollment Begins By Appointment for Continuing and Readmitted Undergraduates

  • March 21**Registration Fees Due

  • April 3Enrollment Deadline

  • April 10—Permission Numbers Required

  • April 19—Add/Drop/Swap Ends

  • April 19—Grade Option Deadline

  • April 22–May 10—Withdraw from a Class

  • April 22–May 10—Add by Petition Period

** If payment is not received by the cashier by 4:00 P.M., you will be assessed a $50 late registration fee .
† You must be enrolled in at least one course or a $50 late fee is assessed.

Spring 2013 Registration Fees

Tuition, fees, and charges are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by state funding reductions. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus a student’s final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown.

Undergraduate student registration fees for spring quarter 2013 are available at

Registration Payment Information

Billing Statements

You can view your account activity on MyUCSC by selecting Account Inquiry. At the end of each month, an invoice (also referred to as statement of account) for unpaid charges is viewable on the portal and a copy is mailed. Spring charges will be on the invoice available on February 27, 2013.

The Statement of Account is no longer mailed. It will be available on SallieMae or the student portal. Students can sign up for SallieMae e-bill and e-check payment by visiting their portal, clicking on Accounts and Billing, then clicking on SallieMae.

Once a student has enrolled, they may invite a parent or other payer to SallieMae. The parent/payer will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to enroll themselves. Students do not need to give up access to their student portal! See or for more information.

Payment of Fees

Deadline to pay registration fees is Thursday, March 21, for undergraduates and Monday, April 8, for graduate students. A $50 late registration fee is assessed if payment is not received by the cashier by 4:00 p.m. on the due date. Postmarks will not be used to validate on-time payment.

See the Financial Aid section below if:

  • you applied for financial aid, but have not been notified of your eligibility; or

  • you received your financial aid Offer Letter, but financial aid credits do not appear on your account summary on the MyUCSC portal.

See Withdrawal, Leave of Absence, and Readmission in The Navigator for information about refunds for registration fees.

Student Health Insurance

The University of California requires that all students be covered by health insurance and UCSC offers a plan specifically designed to meet the needs of students. The University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) is an affordable plan featuring excellent year-round, worldwide coverage with low deductibles and prepaid access to the UCSC Student Health Center for preventative care and for illness or injury. The brochures describing the benefits and conditions are available at

Students are automatically enrolled in the plan and are billed in three quarterly installments that will appear on the University billing statement. The undergraduate UC SHIP plan includes medical coverage only, with vision and dental coverage available as an optional add-on. The graduate UC SHIP plan includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. For 2012-13 the UC SHIP premium is $1,503 ($501 per quarter) for undergraduate students, and the graduate premium is $2,895 ($965 per quarter). Check the Schedule of Classes or Health Center for updates or e-mail for more information.

To opt out of the UC-sponsored health insurance plan, you must complete the online waiver on the Student Portal, under Academic News, showing proof of comparable insurance, by the deadline. Approved waivers are valid for the quarter submitted and the remainder of the academic year. A new waiver must be submitted each academic year. Students who waive the UC-sponsored student health insurance plan may purchase CruzCare, which provides prepaid access to basic Student Health Center care for illness or injury. The premium for CruzCare for 2012-13 $80 per quarter. Check the Schedule of Classes for updates.

For information on how to submit an online waiver, go to, call (831) 459-2389, or e-mail

Part-Time Study for Undergraduates

If you are unable to maintain a full-time program of study because of employment responsibilities, family obligations, or a medical condition, or you are in your final quarter before graduation, you may be eligible for a 50 percent reduction in the educational fee and in the nonresident tuition fee (if applicable). To qualify for reduced fees, you must be approved for the Part-Time Program and be enrolled in 10 quarter credits or fewer. If you exceed 10 credits in a quarter, you must pay full fees. The last day to apply for the Undergraduate Part-Time Program for spring quarter 2013 is April 19.

See the Registrar's web site for information regarding the Part-Time Program, or call the Office of the Registrar at (831) 459-4412 before the deadline listed above.

Financial Aid

Read the sections below which apply to your circumstances:

You have not received your financial aid disbursement.

The first thing to check is your enrollment. The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will not disburse until you are enrolled in six or more units. Next, check the MyUCSC portal for financial aid awards. Once you are in the Student Center, look under the Finances section, click on Accept/Decline Awards, then click on Aid Year 2012. You should review each award and click on the awards with hyperlinks to learn about important actions you may need to take to receive those funds. You can accept/decline any or all awards available and “Submit” your changes. Financial aid will not disburse until you have successfully completed the accept/decline awards process.

If there are no financial awards posted, check your “To Do List” on your portal. From the tabs found in the upper right hand corner of the Student Center, you can see your Holds and any outstanding To Dos. Click on the item listed to determine what is being requested. You may download requested forms using the Financial Aid Forms link.

Your financial aid has been disbursed and you have a balance owed on your account.

If your charges exceed the amount of aid you were awarded, you must use your own resources to pay any balance owed by the deadline to avoid a late fee. Please reference the Payment of Fees section on this page for the deadline to pay registration fees.

If your aid exceeds the charges on your account, this is the amount we owe you.

If you have authorized electronic funds transfer (EFT), the funds will be disbursed directly to your personal bank account the first week of the quarter; otherwise, a check will be mailed to your mailing address during the first week of the quarter.

If you still have questions, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at (831) 459-2963 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office is located at 205 Hahn Student Services and is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.