Fees and Financial Information

Summer Academy Contact Information:

(951) 827-7739
1100 Hinderaker Hall


*If you are a UCR student who needs help with summer courses, please contact summer@ucr.edu and they will be able to assist you.

The Summer Academy program offers an automatic 50% reduction on all course tuition. The Summer Academy program does not offer any other type of financial assistance beyond this tuition discount. 

2019 Summer Academy Session A Program Fees
Course Value Course Fees*
4 units $681.54
5 units $825.54

*These fees do not include text books, UCR ID card, parking permit, required course materials/lab/fees and other possible course-specific fees. Please find information on these additional fees below.

The fee structure above corresponds to any 4 or 5 unit class offered during Summer Sessions A, which has been approved for the Summer Academy program. (Inquire with Summer Academy regarding fees for any other Session). This fee structure applies exclusively to approved Summer Academy students. 

Financial Responsibility
All participants are fully responsible for all associated course costs (tuition, fees, and other related charges) for their enrollment. Scholarships and other awards are only available from secondary sources (outside the Summer Academy Program) and must be coordinated with those sources directly. If you have a secondary source of funding, make sure you read and understand all conditions of the awards. Do not assume you will receive any funding or awards beyond what is posted above. Refunds for non-attendance will not be given. If you enroll, you are responsible for all course charges and it is your responsibility to drop the course before the applicable deadlines to avoid charges. 

Additional Costs
  • UCR Student ID Card

    The R'Card is a multi-functional campus ID card. The UCR Card Operations Office requires proof of identity for any R'Card request. High school students must provide some sort of government-issued ID such as identification card, driver's license, or passport. 

    The R'Card is the official photo ID of University of California, Riverside, and this provides:

    • The ability to check out books from the libraries
    • Allows the student free unlimited transportation on RTA buses for the duration of the summer
    • The ability to use the Student Recreation Center services

    R'Cards  can also be used to purchase meals by using Bear Bucks. There is a $25 fee to obtain an R'Card, and additional information can be found on the UCR Card website.

  • Textbooks

    The cost of textbooks varies depending on the subject and complexity of the class you can select. You can expect to purchase at least one textbook for each class. You can check at the UC Riverside Campus Store Web site to find what book you will need for your class.  Don't feel as if you need to buy a new book, and there are plenty of places to buy used textbooks, just make sure to get the same version as the teacher has requested. Also keep in mind if you purchase a used book online, while it might be cheaper, if you end up dropping your course, it is harder to return the book.

  • Parking Fees

    Metered parking spaces are available throughout the campus; however, parking lots are patrolled frequently and tickets are given for expired meters. If you plan to drive and park on campus, we recommend that you purchase a Parking Permit.

    All vehicles parked on campus property must properly display a valid UC Riverside parking permit from 7am to 10pm, seven days a week. Parking on campus can be challenging during the summer months despite a reduced student body due to construction and special summer programs, so always give yourself plenty of time to find a parking space prior to the start of your class.

    As a Summer Academy student, you are not fully admitted into UC Riverside, so you cannot purchase your permit online. Instead you will need to go to the Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) office located on 683 Linden Street. You will need your SID# before they will give you a permit.