2019 Costs

  • Housing: TBA

    • Residence Hall shared double rooms available
  • Health Insurance: TBA

    • Required for all UC students
    • Insurance must cover the length of the program through the first day of fall quarter (August 2 – September 25, 2019)
    • Students who don't have their own health insurance may purchase a plan approved by Summer Start for $360.
  • Summer Tuition: $279/unit

    • All students, resident and non-resident, pay the same tuition rate during Summer Sessions
  • Campus-Based Fee: $316.16

    • Covers Student Services, Memorial Union, Student Health Center, Student Health & Counseling Services, Unitrans, Recreation, and more
  • Program Fee: $975

    • Includes pre-arrival assistance, orientation materials, academic advising, trips to destinations in Northern California, social and cultural activities, and emergency support
  • Other Expenses

    • Airport Transportation
    • Textbooks and other school supplies
    • Personal shopping, dining, and travel
  • Total Cost: TBA

During the academic year, international students pay the out-of-state student tuition rate, which is approximately $900/per unit (calculated for 15 units in 2018-2019). During Summer, all students pay the same tuition rate: $279/unit.
SFO Pickup

Airport Pickup

Summer Start offers optional airport pickup and bus transportation for you and your belongings from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to UC Davis campus on Friday, August 2nd for a $25 fee. Sign up for this service after you submit your Summer Start application. 

Yosemite National Park

Post-Program Trips

Between Summer Session II and Fall Quarter, students can choose to participate in the following options:

  • Travel with Summer Start classmates to iconic California destinations including Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Disneyland, Yosemite National Park, popular beaches, and much more! Fees range from $1300 to $1400, which includes transportation, lodging, entrance fees, and some meals.
  • Travel with Summer Start classmates to gorgeous locations like Bodega Bay, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Yosemite National Park for an outdoor adventure. Activities include visiting an aquarium, surfing, kayaking, camping, and hiking. Fees range from $800-$900, which includes transportation, lodging, entrance fees, and most meals.
  • Extend stay in residence hall. Fee is $420.
  • Arrange personal travel. Lodging, meals, and staff will not be available.