Funding Your Study Abroad Experience
If you are eligible for financial aid (grants, loans, scholarships) for a given term on campus, typically your aid can be applied to study abroad, and your financial aid package may be adjusted according to the cost of the program. Always consult with the Financial Aid Office before committing to study abroad.
When selecting your study abroad program, consider the program fees carefully to determine which costs are included and which you will have to pay directly. For example, airline costs are rarely included, and meal coverage, if included, may be partial.
Prepare a comprehensive and realistic budget beforehand, so that your study abroad experience is not disrupted by financial concerns.
Many scholarships and awards are available for study abroad, including ones that are specific for certain program types. Take advantage of the workshops offered by UC Davis Study Abroad on how to write a successful scholarship application.
If you need to cancel your enrollment at any time, please be aware of the policies and procedures that apply. Depending on when you cancel, you may be obligated to pay the full fees for the program, including fees for reserved accommodations. See the cancellation policy for more information.
- Fees for UC Davis Summer Abroad Programs
Fees vary by program. Please view the program specific web pages for your program's fees.
Fees include the Summer Abroad Fee, Course Fee, Summer Campus Fee and Accommodations and Services Abroad Fee. Travel to and from the program site is NOT included. All fees are subject to change without notice.
Summer Abroad Fee
This fee covers instructor lodging and travel as well as overall program costs. The $300 non-refundable deposit goes toward this fee.
Course Fee (different amount for UC vs. non-UC students)*
UC students who are graduating in Spring Quarter will be charged Non-UC fees unless they defer their graduation. In many cases, these students can walk in the graduation ceremonies in June but file for the September graduation date. Students should check with their college dean’s office for filing deadlines. You are a UC student if you are enrolled at any of the University of California main campuses and will be a continuing student in the fall (includes Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz). If you are an incoming student (undergraduate or graduate) admitted to UC Davis for fall, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This fee is subject to Regental, legislative, and gubernatorial action and may change without notice. Advance notice of fee change will not be given.
UC Davis Summer Campus Fee*
The UC Davis Summer Campus Fee covers the following services and initiatives: Student Services, Memorial Union, Student Health and Counseling Services, Unitrans, Mondavi Center, Recreation, Student Facilities Fee, Facilities and Campus Enhancement Initiative and Campus Expansion Initiative. The Provost has directed that all registered students must pay all elements of the campus fee with the exception of UC Davis employees who are also registered students. This directive is consistent with the language included in the referenda for campus-based fees, including the summer campus fee, voted upon by the students. With a UC Davis Student ID card, Summer Abroad students have access to the student services listed above during the entire special summer session period (mid June – early September). UC Davis students may get a UC Davis Student ID card (AggieCard) at the AggieCard Office, 253 Memorial Union.
*This fee is subject to campus action and may change without notice.
Accommodations and Services Abroad Fee (varies)
The Accommodations and Services Abroad Fee varies for each program. This fee includes, but is not limited to accommodations, select meals, group excursions, mandatory health and travel insurance, and printed items (including course reader). Travel to and from the program site is NOT included.
Please refer to the program web pages for a specific list of what is included and not included in your fees.
- Making Payments for UC Davis Summer Abroad Programs
- All Summer Abroad fees are due June 15.
Summer Abroad has an incremental billing schedule. Billing Period April 19 - June 14.
Due upon enrollment in a program: the $300 non-refundable deposit
Accommodations and Services Abroad Fee
- Billed to student’s account in April/May
Summer Abroad Fee, UC Davis Summer Campus Fee and Course Fee
- Billed to student's account in May
Note: The $300 non-refundable deposit is due before submitting your enrollment in your UC Davis Study Abroad Account.
- Payment website
- Click on "Make a Payment"
- Click on "Pay"
- Select payment option and proceed with the payment
Note: You can make payments from your checking account or credit card. Credit card payments are accepted through MyBill only and a 2.85% service fee (a minimum fee of $3) will apply to all credit card payments. This fee is non-refundable and processed through a third-party (TouchNet PayPath).
Paying by Mail
Make the check or money order payable to UC Regents, include the student's UC Davis Student ID Number on the check and remit to:
USPS Mailing Address
Cashier & Payment Solutions Office
University of California
PO Box 989062
West Sacramento, California 95798-9062
Send UPS/FedEx To:
Cashier & Payment Solutions Office
1200 Dutton Hall
One Shields Ave
Davis, California 95616
*All students participating in a Summer Abroad program have a UC Davis Student ID Number regardless of their home campus. Your 9-digit UC Davis Student ID Number is available via your UC Davis Study Abroad Account.
Paying in Person
Please take your payment to the Cashier’s Office in Dutton Hall. Payments can be made by check or money order, payable to UC Regents.
- Financial Aid and Scholarships for UC Davis Summer Abroad Programs
UC Davis StudentsFind more information about Financial Aid for Study Abroad on the UC Davis Financial Aid and Scholarships website.
Typically, the financial aid that you receive on campus can be applied to study abroad, and your aid may be adjusted to account for added program costs, such as airfare and local housing costs.
Timelines for study abroad are such that your adjusted financial aid package may not be finalized until late in the process (when you are already liable for program fees), so it is important to stay on top of things. You should:- Inform yourself beforehand of all of the steps involved
- Submit materials, including the FAFSA or Dream Act Application, on time and fully completed
- Master the options and limits of aid in your particular case
- Ask the Financial Aid Office informed questions
- Follow up to ensure your aid is disbursed
Keep in mind that there are scholarships and awards that are specifically for study abroad, and the application process may be easier than you imagine.
If you are planning to study abroad during the summer, do not assume that your financial aid package will be the same as for the academic year.
TIP: Print a copy of the program cost page and bring it with you to an advising appointment with a Financial Aid Officer.
Even if you do not normally qualify for financial aid while on campus, you might qualify for aid for study abroad, depending on additional costs and your particular situation. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
TIP: Check our website for updates on Scholarships and Awards. Some programs may have specific scholarships for that program alone. Also be sure to check out the UC Davis Financial Aid and Scholarships external scholarship compilation.
Specific Points on Financial Aid for Summer Abroad Programs- The UC Davis Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will release a Summer Financial Aid Estimator by January where you can input your program choice and see an estimate of the aid you may receive. This is an estimate and NOT a guarantee of aid.
- Financial aid will adjust your budget to the cost of your program, adjusting your eligibility for aid, which can come in the form of grants and/or loans. Keep in mind that an increase in eligibility does not automatically guarantee you aid for your program.
- Summer financial aid is determined based on when you register in 6 or more units for Summer Special Session.
Non-UC Davis Students
Financial aid for your Summer Abroad program would come from your home campus. Students should consult with their home institution about financial aid eligibility and timelines.
Since many campuses do not distribute financial aid until after Summer Abroad fees are due (June 15), non-UC Davis students are expected to pay fees within five (5) business days of their financial aid being disbursed. It is your responsibility to apply for Summer Aid at your home campus. Please note that you are liable for all fees regardless of the amount of your final disbursement. The $300 non-refundable deposit does not apply here. All students are held liable for fees according to the cancellation policy.
- Budgeting for your UC Davis Summer Abroad Program
Use this budget worksheet to create an estimated budget for your program and determine your total costs as well as funding resources.