UC Davis Student Studying


Costs Table
The total cost of Summer Start varies depending on the number of units selected. The fees above are subject to gubernatorial, legislative, Regental, and/or campus action and may change without notice.

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: $281/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 Saturday, August 4th at 9:00 am PDT and 12:00 pm PDT for a $25 fee. Sign up for this service after you submit your Summer Start application. 


California Road Trip

During your break between Summer Start and Fall Quarter, travel with your Summer Start classmates to iconic California destinations including Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Disneyland, Yosemite National Park, popular beaches, and much more!

This trip is optional and fees range from $1300 to $1400 , which includes transportation, lodging, entrance fees, and some meals. Sign up for this trip after you submit your Summer Start application. Trip is subject to cancellation if insufficient interest is shown. Full refunds will be given within ten days if trip is cancelled.