The range of estimated nine-month expenses, including fees, for students attending UCI during the 2001-02 academic year are shown below; fees are subject to change.
Expenses for students living off campus vary depending upon number of roommates, location of apartment, amenities, and other factors. Graduate student expenses assume two students sharing a two-bedroom apartment. All other on- and off-campus estimates are based on two students sharing a bedroom. Figures are based on annual surveys and are intended only as a guide in computing average expenses.
|Student Status||Arrangement||Nine-Month Expenses 1|
|M.B.A. (new students)|
|Fully Employed Program||32,840|
|Health Care Executive Program||45,455|
|First-Year Medical 2|
|(10 months)||On campus||25,100|
1 Student expense detail is available from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and from the College of Medicine Financial Aid Office. Expenses are subject to change and do not include the Nonresident Tuition Fee.
2 Estimated expenses for second-, third-, and fourth-year medical students are available from the College of Medicine Financial Aid Office.
|Undergraduate Student Fees|
|for Academic Year 2001-02 1||Resident||Nonresident|
|University Registration Fee2||$||713.00||$||713.00|
|Associated Students Fee||54.00||54.00|
|UCI Student Center Fee||142.50||142.50|
|Bren Events Center Fee||69.00||69.00|
|Recreation Center Fee||264.00||264.00|
|Campus Spirit Fee||99.00||99.00|
|UG Student Health Insurance Fee3||498.00||498.00|
|Graduate and Medical Student Fees|
|for Academic Year 2001-02 1, 4||Resident||Nonresident|
|University Registration Fee2||$||713.00||$||713.00|
|Educational Fee2, 5||2,896.00||3,086.00|
|Associated Graduate Students Fee6||27.00||27.00|
|UCI Student Center Fee||142.50||142.50|
|Bren Events Center Fee||69.00||69.00|
|Recreation Center Fee||264.00||264.00|
|Grad. Student Health Insurance Fee3||1,182.00||1,182.00|
1 Student fees are based on three quarters of attendance. Second- and third-year medical students attend four quarters; summer quarter fees of $1,280.50 for these medical students are not included in this table. All fees are subject to change without notice, and the University may impose additional fees. Fee payment dates are announced in the quarterly Schedule of Classes.
2 Subject to change without notice by the Regents of the University of California.
3 Subject to change without notice.
4 The fee level shown does not include the Professional School Student Fee, which is $6,000 for M.B.A. students who enroll fall 1996 or later, and $5,376 for M.D. students who enroll fall 1997 or later. Students who enrolled prior to these dates should consult the Schedule of Classes for their fee level. All medical students pay an additional fee of $61 for Medical Student Disability Insurance.
5 The Educational Fee is $3,086 for Graduate School of Management and medical students.
6 The Associated Graduate Students Fee is $42 for Graduate School of Management and medical students.
Payment of Fees
Fees for each quarter are due and payable in advance within deadlines published in the Schedule of Classes. A student will not be officially enrolled in classes or receive any University benefits until fees are paid in full, with the exception of students who are participating in the PACE Plan. The PACE Installment Plan allows students to spread the quarterly costs of fee payment over a three-month period. A fee is charged for this privilege. Information about PACE is available from Campus Billing Services, 109 Administration Building; telephone (949) 824-2455.
For information on how to cancel or withdraw from UCI, see the sections on Fee Refunds and on Enrollment and Other Procedures.
The University Registration Fee is $238 per quarter for the fall and winter quarters and $237 for the spring quarter. The full fee is required of all students regardless of the number of courses taken. This fee, which must be paid at the time of registration, is a charge to each student for services which benefit the student and which are complementary to, but not a part of, the instructional programs. No part of this fee is refundable to students who do not use all or any of these services. Graduate students studying out of the State may be eligible to pay one-half of the Registration Fee.
The $100 advance deposit on the Registration Fee (this deposit is known as the Undergraduate Acceptance of Admission Fee), required of new undergraduates, is applied to the full fee when the student registers. Continuing and returning students are required to pay all outstanding fines and other debts, in full, before they pay their Registration Fee for an upcoming term.
Medical students are required to pay the full Registration Fee for each fall, winter, and spring quarter, and a reduced Registration Fee of $80 for each summer quarter.
The Educational Fee is $906 for the fall quarter and $905 per quarter for the winter and spring quarters for full-time resident undergraduate students. The fee is $966 for the fall quarter and $965 per quarter for the winter and spring quarters for full-time resident graduate students. The fee is $1,029 per quarter for the fall and winter quarters and $1,028 for the spring quarter for full-time nonresident undergraduate and full-time nonresident graduate students, and for Graduate School of Management and medical students. Medical students are required to pay the full Educational Fee for each quarter in which they enroll, including the summer quarter. The summer quarter Educational Fee level will be the same as that of the previous spring quarter.
The Associated Students Fee is $18 per quarter for undergraduates, $9 per quarter for graduates, and $14 per quarter for medical and Graduate School of Management students. The undergraduate student fee is administered by the Associated Students of UCI; the graduate student fee is administered by the Associated Graduate Students; the medical student fee is administered by the Associated Medical Students; and the GSM student fee is administered by the Graduate School of Management Student Association. These funds provide social activities, lectures, forums, concerts, and other activities at either a reduced charge, or no charge, to UCI students. The fees are required of all students.
The UCI Student Center Fee is $47.50 per quarter. The fee is required of all students regardless of the number of courses taken. The fee is used to pay the debt service on revenue bonds sold to finance the construction costs of the UCI Student Center.
The Bren Events Center Fee is $23 per quarter. The fee is required of all students regardless of the number of courses taken or units carried. The fee is used to pay the debt service on revenue bonds sold to finance the construction costs of the Bren Events Center.
The Recreation Center Fee is $88 per quarter. The fee is required of all students regardless of the number of courses taken or units carried. The fee is used to pay the debt service on revenue bonds sold to finance the construction costs of the Student Recreation Center and Athletics facilities improvements.
The Campus Spirit Fee is $33 per quarter. The fee is required of all undergraduate students regardless of the number of courses taken or units carried. The fee is used to support Athletics and Campus Spirit Programs.
The Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Fee is $498 annually. The annual fee is charged over three quarters, fall, winter, and spring, $166 per quarter, to provide 12-month coverage from September through August. The fee is required of all undergraduate students regardless of the number of courses taken or units carried. The fee is used to provide undergraduate students with health insurance. If students provide evidence of comparable coverage from another source, participation in the mandatory plan may be waived.
The Graduate Student Health Insurance Fee is $1,182 annually. The annual fee is charged over three quarters, fall, winter, and spring, to provide 12-month coverage from September through August. The fee is required of all graduate and medical students regardless of the number of courses taken or units carried. The fee is used to provide graduate and medical students with health insurance. If students provide evidence of comparable coverage from another source, participation in the mandatory plan may be waived.
The International Student Health Insurance Fee is $1,182 annually. The annual fee is charged over three quarters, fall, winter, and spring to provide 12-month coverage from September through August. International students who have private insurance which is equal or superior to the policy provided through the University may be eligible to have the mandatory fee waived.
The Medical Student Disability Insurance Fee is $61 annually. The entire annual fee is charged for the fall quarter. The fee is required of all medical students.
The Professional School Student Fee is required of all M.B.A. degree program students who enrolled fall 1994 or later and all M.D. degree program students, regardless of the number of courses taken. For M.B.A. students who enroll fall 1996 or later, the fee is $2,000 per quarter for fall, winter, and spring quarters. For M.D. students who enroll fall 1997 or later, the fee is $1,793 for the fall quarter, $1,792 for the winter quarter, and $1,791 for the spring quarter. M.B.A. and M.D. students who enrolled prior to these dates should consult the Schedule of Classes for their fee level.
A $500 advance deposit on the Professional School Student Fee is required of all new M.B.A. students upon their acceptance of admission. This deposit is nonrefundable.
Reduced-Fee Part-Time Study Program
Undergraduate and graduate students on approved part-time status (enrollment in 10 units or less per quarter for undergraduates and in eight units or less per quarter for graduate students) pay the full University Registration Fee and one-half the Educational Fee. Those part-time students who have been determined to be nonresidents of the State of California are assessed one-half the Nonresident Tuition, in addition to the full Registration Fee and one-half the Educational Fee. Part-time students pursuing a professional degree are assessed one-half the Professional School Student Fee. Students seeking part-time status must obtain the approval of the appropriate academic dean. Part-time status can be granted only for reasons of occupation, health, or family responsibilities. Part-time status lapses at the end of each academic year; therefore, a student must reapply each year that part-time status is desired. See the Schedule of Classes for more information.
Alan Pattee Scholarship Act
Under terms of the Alan Pattee Scholarship Act, a surviving child of a California resident who died as a result of accident or injury incurred in the performance of active law enforcement or active fire suppression and prevention duties is eligible to apply for waiver of certain fees. Additional information is available from the Registrar's Office.
|Application Fee1, 2||$||40.00|
|Application Fee for Readmission1||40.00|
|Advancement to Candidacy for Ph.D.||65.00|
|Duplicate Diploma, College of Medicine||75.00|
|Filing Fee (graduate programs)||119.00|
|Graduate Special Library Borrowing Privileges||50.00|
|(per year, nonrefundable, renewable)|
|M.B.A. Acceptance of Admissions Deposit1||500.00|
|Transcript of Record (per copy)||5.00|
|Undergraduate Acceptance of Admission Fee1||100.00|
|(applied toward University Registration Fee)|
|Verification of Student Status (per copy)||3.00|
1 Nonrefundable in all cases.
2 The $40 entitles an applicant to apply to one UC campus. Applicants who are applying to more than one campus must pay an additional $40 fee for each campus selected.
|Changes in Class Enrollment after Announced||$3.00|
|Dates (each transaction)|
|Credit by Examination (each petition)||5.00|
|Late Payment of Registration Fees||25.00/50.00|
|Late Enrollment in Classes||50.00|
|Returned Check Collection||10.00|
|OCTA Bus Passes for students (monthly)1||10.00|
|Student preferred, annual purchase only3||387.00|
|Student general, quarterly||81.00|
|Student resident, quarterly||81.00|
In addition, students may be assessed a course materials fee. Consult the Schedule of Classes for courses requiring the fee and the fee level.
1 Sold through the UCI Parking and Transportation Services Office. Price subject to change without notice.
2 UC parking systems are, in accordance with Regents policy, self-supporting auxiliary enterprises receiving no State appropriations. Fees shown are for 2000-2001. An increase is anticipated for 2001-02.
3 Fall, winter, and spring quarters.
All students who have not lived in California with the intent to make California their permanent home for more than one calendar year prior to the residence determination date for each quarter or semester they propose to attend the University must pay the Nonresident Tuition Fee. The residence determination date is the day instruction begins at the last of the University of California campuses to open for the quarter, and for schools on the semester system, the day instruction begins for the semester.
Laws Governing Residence
The rules regarding residence classification for tuition purposes at the University of California are governed by the California Educational Code and implemented by the Standing Orders of The Regents of the University of California. Under these rules adult citizens and certain classes of non-citizens can establish residence for tuition purposes. There are particular rules that apply to the residence classification of minors.
Who Is a Resident?
Adult students (at least 18 years of age) may establish residence for tuition purposes in California if they are a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident or other immigrant, or a nonimmigrant who is not precluded from establishing a domicile in the U.S. This includes nonimmigrants who hold valid visas of the following types: A, E, H-1, H-4, I, K, L, O-1, O-3, R, TD, or TN (professionals).
To establish residence a student must, immediately prior to the residence determination date:
1. Be physically present in California for more than one calendar year, and
2. Must have come to California with the intent to make California the permanent home. For example, physical presence within the state of California solely for educational purposes does not constitute the establishment of California residence regardless of the length of stay.
3. Students under 24 years of age whose parents are not residents of California will be required to meet the Financial Independence requirement in order to be classified as a resident for tuition purposes.
Residence cannot be derived from a spouse or parents.
Requirements for Financial Independence
Students are considered "financially independent" if they fall into at least one of the following categories:
1. At least 24 years of age by December 31 of the calendar year of the term for which resident classification is requested.
2. Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.
3. A ward of the court or both parents are deceased.
4. Has legal dependents other than a spouse.
5. A married graduate student or professional student who was not claimed as an income tax deduction by parents or any other individual for the tax year immediately preceding the term for which resident classification is requested.
6. An unmarried undergraduate student, not claimed as an income tax deduction by parents or any other individual for the two tax years immediately preceding the term for which resident classification is requested, who can demonstrate self-sufficiency for those years.
NOTE: Financial independence is not a factor in residence status for graduate student instructors, graduate student teaching assistants, research assistants, junior specialists, postgraduate researchers, graduate student researchers, and teaching associates who are employed 49 percent or more of full time in the term for which resident classification is requested.
Establishing Intent to become a California Resident
Relevant indicia that contribute to the demonstration of a student's intent to make California the permanent home include, but are not limited to, the following: registering to vote and voting in California elections; designating a California permanent address on all records (i.e., school, employment, military); obtaining a California Driver License or California Identification Card; obtaining a California vehicle registration; paying California income taxes as a resident (including taxes on income earned outside California from the date California residence was established); maintaining a California residence in which personal belongings are kept; licensing for professional practice in California; and the absence of these indicia in places other than California during any period for which residence in California is asserted.
General Rules Applying to Minors
The residence of the parent with whom an unmarried minor (under the age of 18) lives is the residence of the unmarried minor. When the unmarried minor does not live with either parent, the residence of the unmarried minor is that of the parent with whom the unmarried minor last lived. An unmarried minor may establish his or her own residence when both parents are deceased and a legal guardian has not been appointed unless the unmarried minor is a minor non-citizen who is precluded by the Immigration and Nationality Act from establishing domicile in the U.S. The residence of an unmarried minor who has a parent living cannot be changed by the unmarried minor's own act, by the appointment of a legal guardian, or by the relinquishment of a parent's right of control.
Specific Rules Applying to Minors
1. Parent of Minor Moves from California. If the California resident parent(s) of an eligible minor moves from California, the minor will be entitled to resident classification as long as the minor enrolls full-time in a California public postsecondary institution within one calendar year of the parent's departure, and remains physically present in California. This classification will continue until the minor has attained the age of majority and has resided in California for the minimum time required to become a resident. The Financial Independence requirement does not apply to this situation.
2. Self-Supporting Minor. Minor students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens may be eligible for resident classification if documentation of physical presence, intent to be a California resident, and self-support through the student's own employment or credit is provided for the entire calendar year prior to the residence determination date.
3. Two-Year Care and Control. Minor students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens may be eligible for resident classification if they have lived with and been under the continuous care and control of an adult or series of adults other than a parent for not less than two calendar years. The adult or series of adults must have been responsible for care and control for the entire two-year period and must be California residents for 366 days prior to the residence determination date of the term for which resident classification is requested.
Exemptions from the Nonresident Tuition Fee
Students for whom any of the following conditions apply may be eligible for an exemption from the Nonresident Tuition Fee.
1. Member of the Military. A student, on active duty as a member of the United States military stationed in California, unless assigned for educational purposes to a state-supported institution of higher education.
2. Child or Spouse of a Member of the Military. A student who is the natural or adopted dependent child, stepchild, or spouse of a member of the United States military, stationed in California on active duty unless the member of the military is assigned for educational purposes to a state-supported institution of higher education.
3. Child or Spouse of a Faculty Member. To the extent that university funds are available, a student who is the unmarried, dependent child under the age of 21 or the spouse of a University of California faculty member who is a member of the Academic Senate.
4. Child or Spouse of a University Employee. A student who is the unmarried, dependent child under the age of 21 or the spouse of a full-time employee of the University of California who is permanently assigned to work outside the state of California (i.e., Los Alamos National Laboratory).
5. Child of a Deceased Public Law Enforcement or Fire Suppression Employee. A student who is the child of a deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression employee, who was a California resident and was killed in the course of law enforcement or fire suppression duties.
6. Dependent Child of a California Resident. A student who has not been an adult resident for more than one year and is the natural or adopted, dependent child of a California resident who has been a resident for more than one year immediately prior to the residence determination date. The student must also maintain full-time attendance in a California public postsecondary institution.
7. Graduate of a California school operated by the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (B.I.A.). A student who is a graduate of a California school operated by the B.I.A. (i.e., Sherman Indian High School) and who enrolls at the University of California.
If a nonresident student is in the process of establishing a domicile in California and returns to his or her former home during noninstructional periods, the student's presence in California will be presumed to be solely for educational purposes and only convincing evidence to the contrary will rebut this presumption. Students who are in the State of California solely for educational purposes will not be classified as residents for tuition purposes regardless of their length of stay in California.
If a student who has been classified as a resident for tuition purposes leaves California temporarily, the absence could result in the loss of California residence. The burden of proof is on the student to demonstrate through documentation that he or she (or the parents if the student is a minor) did nothing inconsistent with a claim of continuing California residence during a temporary absence. Steps that should be taken to retain California residence include, but are not limited to:
1. Continue to use a California address on all records (educational, employment, military, among others).
2. Continue to satisfy California tax obligations. A student claiming California residence is liable for payment of income taxes on his or her total income from the date he or she begins to establish residence in California, including income earned in another state or country.
3. Retain a California voter's registration and vote by absentee ballot.
4. Maintain a California Driver License, California Identification Card, and vehicle registration in California. If it is necessary to change the driver's license or vehicle registration, it must be changed back to California in the time prescribed by law.
Change in Resident Classification
Continuing students who are classified as nonresidents for tuition purposes, and who believe that they will be eligible for resident status for an upcoming quarter, must submit a Petition for Resident Classification to the Office of the Registrar in order to have their residence status changed before they submit their registration fee payment for the applicable quarter. Students must initiate all changes of status before the registration deadline of the quarter for which they want to be reclassified. (Specific deadline dates are listed in the quarterly Schedule of Classes booklet.) Students are strongly encouraged to submit their petition at the earliest possible date in order to expedite the review process. As long as submission deadlines are met, students may be allowed a period of time no later than the end of the quarter to provide any additional documentation required for residence determination.
Any student found to be incorrectly classified as a resident is subject to nonresident classification and to payment of all previously unpaid Nonresident Fees. If a student has concealed information or furnished false information, and was classified incorrectly as a result, the student is also subject to University discipline. Resident students who become nonresidents of California must immediately notify the UCI Residence Deputy.
Inquiries and Appeals
Inquiries regarding residence requirements, determination, and/or recognized exceptions should be directed to the University of California, Irvine, Residence Deputy, Registrar's Office, 215 Administration Building, Irvine, CA 92697-4975, telephone (949) 824-6129, or to the Paralegal, Residence Matters, 111 Franklin Street, 8th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607-5200. No other University personnel are authorized to supply information relative to residence requirements for tuition fee purposes.
This summary is not a complete explanation of the law regarding residence classification. Additional information is available from the Office of the Registrar. Changes may be made in the residence requirements between the publication of this statement and the relevant residence determination date. Any student, following a final decision on residence classification by the Residence Deputy, may appeal in writing to the Paralegal within 45 days of notification of the Residence Deputy's final decision.
Student Fee Refunds
Students who pay fees for a regular academic quarter and then decide to withdraw from the University must submit a Cancellation/Withdrawal form to the Registrar's Office after obtaining the signatures of their academic dean and, for undergraduate students, the University Ombudsman. Medical students must submit the form to the Curricular Affairs Office in the College of Medicine. This form serves two purposes: (1) a refund of fees, if applicable; and (2) automatic withdrawal from classes.
The effective date of withdrawal is used in determining the percentage of fees to be refunded. This date is normally the date that the student submits the form to the appropriate Dean/Ombudsman for approval and is designated by that Dean/Ombudsman. It is presumed that no University services will be provided to the student after that date. Registration fees are refunded as follows.
Students should bear in mind that the "first day of the quarter" often is several days prior to the "first day of instruction."
New Undergraduate Students. Through the first day of instruction, fees are refunded in full, except for: (1) the $100 Undergraduate Acceptance of Admission Fee, and (2) the Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Fee and the International Student Health Insurance Fee, if applicable. (The Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Fee and the International Student Health Insurance Fee are refunded only if the Cancellation/Withdrawal form is submitted prior to the first day of the quarter.)
After the first day of instruction, the refund of the Registration Fee, Educational Fee, Associated Students Fee, UCI Student Center Fee, Bren Events Center Fee, Recreation Center Fee, Campus Spirit Fee, and Nonresident Tuition Fee (if applicable) is prorated as shown in the chart.
Continuing and Returning Undergraduate and New, Continuing, and Returning Graduate Students. Through the first day of instruction, fees are refunded in full, except for: (1) a $10 service charge, and (2) the Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Fee, the Graduate Student Health Insurance Fee, and International Student Health Insurance Fee, if applicable. (The Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Fee, the Graduate Student Health Insurance Fee, and the International Student Health Insurance Fee are refunded only if the Cancellation/Withdrawal form is submitted prior to the first day of the quarter.)
The refund of the Medical Student Disability Insurance Fee (if applicable) is handled on an on-request basis.
The refund of the Registration Fee, Educational Fee, Professional School Student Fee (if applicable), Associated Students or Associated Graduate Students Fee, UCI Student Center Fee, Bren Events Center Fee, Recreation Center Fee, Campus Spirit Fee, and Nonresident Tuition Fee (if applicable) is prorated as shown.
|Calendar days, beginning with|
|the first day of instruction||Refund|
|over 35||no refund|
Claims for refund of fees must be presented during the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) in which the claim is applicable. Refund checks are issued by the Accounting Office and are mailed to the student generally two to four weeks after the official notice of withdrawal is initiated.
Students who are receiving financial aid and withdraw from UCI during a quarter will have all or part of the fee refund credited to the appropriate financial aid fund. Any cash disbursements, other than work-study, that a student received may also require repayment. The refund amount for new students who receive Title IV Federal financial assistance and withdraw during their first term at UCI is calculated as shown below (subject to change). Students withdrawing who received loans must schedule an exit interview with the Financial Services Office at (949) 824-7081.
|Calendar days, beginning with|
|the first day of instruction||Refund|
|over 42||no refund|
UCI Housing Contracts provide students with complete housing refund policies.