Key Dates for Registration and Enrollment

Winter 2015 Registration FeesRegistration Payment Information | Payment of Fees | Health Insurance | Part-Time Study for Undergraduates | Financial Aid

Key Dates for Undergraduate Registration and Enrollment

  • November 13—Priority Enrollment Begins for Continuing and Readmitted Undergraduates, By Appointment

  • November 13—Enrollment Begins for New Graduate Students

  • December 1—January 13—Wait List Appointment and Enrollment Continues; sign up for courses with wait list (applies only to classes with wait listing through MyUCSC)

  • December 18**Registration Fees Due

  • January 7Undergraduate Enrollment Deadline

  • January 14—Permission Numbers Required

  • January 26—Add/Drop/Swap Ends

  •  January 26—Grade Option Deadline

  • January 27–February 17—Withdraw from a Class

  • January 27–February 17—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.

Winter 2015 Registration Fees

Registration fees are set by the UC Board of Regents of the University of California. Fees, tuition, and other charges are subject to change without advance notice.

Undergraduate student registration fees for winter quarter 2015 are available at Fees.

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. Fall charges will be on the invoice available on November 21, 2014.

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

Once a student has enrolled, they may invite a parent or other payer to UCSC eBill/ePay. 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 for more information.

Payment of Fees

Deadline to pay registration fees is Thursday, December 18, for undergraduates and Monday, January 12, 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.

Health Insurance

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

Students are automatically enrolled in the plans and billed in three quarterly installments that will appear on the University billing statement. The USHIP plan includes medical coverage only, while the GSHIP plan includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. Rates for coverage for the 2014-15 academic year for the USHIP premium for undergraduate students, and the GSHIP premium for graduate students are available at the Health Center for updates or e-mail for more information.

To opt out of the UCSC-sponsored health insurance plan, you must complete the online waiver on the Student Portal, under Academic News. 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 university-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 2014-15 is $90 per quarter. Check the Health Center for updates.

For information on how to submit an online waiver,, 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 Part-Time Program for winter quarter 2015 is January 26.

For information regarding the Part-Time Program, see the Part-Time Program page, 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 2015. 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 10 a.m. and 4 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.