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What Fees are Refundable?

Refundable Fees

  • Resident enrollment and tuition fee
  • Non-resident enrollment and tuition fee
  • Universal transit pass (UTP) fee
  • Student representation fee
  • Health services fee
  • Semester parking permit fee

Non-Refundable Fees

  • Foreign student application fee
  • Daily parking permit fee

How to Get a Refund

Refunds for Enrollment and Tuition Fees

Follow these steps to get a refund for enrollment and tuition fees:

  1. Drop your class(es) by the deadline. After your class is dropped, money is credited to your eServices account. Keep all documentation that shows the date your class was officially dropped.
  2. Request a refund in eServices to get the money out of your eServices account by the deadline.

Refunds for Health Services Fee

Follow these steps to get a refund for the health services fee:

  1. Drop all of your class(es) by the deadline. After your class is dropped, money is credited to your eServices account. Keep all documentation that shows the date your class was officially dropped.
  2. Request a refund in eServices to get the money out of your eServices account by the deadline.

Students who depend exclusively upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, denomination, or organization – or students who receive the California College Promise Grant Part A – can refuse to pay this fee. To be exempted from paying the fee, submit the Health Services Fee Exemption Form before the last day of the semester.

Refunds for Semester Parking Permits

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, classes are primarily online for the spring 2021, summer 2021, and fall 2021 semesters, and we are not issuing parking permits. Therefore, we are not currently issuing refunds for parking permits.

Refunds for Student Representation Fee

Follow these steps to get a refund for the student representation fee:

  1. Drop all of your class(es) by the deadline. After your class is dropped, money is credited to your eServices account. Keep all documentation that shows the date your class was officially dropped.
  2. Request a refund in eServices to get the money out of your eServices account by the deadline.

Students can refuse to pay this fee based on moral, religious, political, or financial grounds. To be exempted from paying the fee, submit the Student Representation Fee Exemption Form before the last day of the semester (but preferably before you pay your fees).

Refunds for UTP Fee

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) is issuing Universal Transit Passes (UTP) directly to students who request one for the summer 2021 and fall 2021 semesters. Therefore, we are not currently issuing refunds for UTPs.

Refund Deadlines

Fall 2021

  • Tuition and enrollment fees are refundable if classes are dropped by the first Friday of the session (for all sessions other than full semester) or by the second Friday of the semester (for full semester classes only).
  • The deadline to submit the refund application to Business Services is the last day of the full semester: December 16.
Session Start date Deadline to drop classes for fees refund Refund request to Business Services deadline
Full semester August 21 September 3 December 16
First eight weeks August 21 August 27 December 16
First five weeks August 21 August 27 December 16
Second five weeks September 28 October 1 December 16
Second eight weeks October 14 October 15 December 16
Second eight weeks alternate October 16 October 22 December 16
UC Davis September 22 September 24 December 16
Third five weeks November 2 November 5 December 16

Upcoming Semesters

Spring 2022

  • Semester parking permits are refundable if returned by the tenth business day (second Friday) of the semester: January 28.
  • Tuition and enrollment fees are refundable if classes are dropped by the first Friday of the session (for all sessions other than full semester) or by the second Friday of the semester (for full semester classes only).
  • The deadline to submit the refund application to Business Services is the last day of the full semester: May 18.
Session Start date Deadline to return parking permit for refund Deadline to drop classes for fees refund Refund request to Business Services deadline
UC Davis winter January 3 January 28 January 17 May 18
Full semester January 15 January 28 January 28 May 18
First eight weeks January 15 January 28 January 21 May 18
First five weeks January 15 January 28 January 21 May 18
Second five weeks February 24 January 28 February 25 May 18
Second eight weeks March 15 January 28 March 18 May 18
Second eight weeks alternate March 19 January 28 March 25 May 18
UC Davis spring March 28 January 28 April 1 May 18
Third five weeks March 31 January 28 April 1 May 18

Important Information About Refunds

Credit Balances in eServices

Money in your eServices account is not automatically refunded to you. If you have a credit balance in your eServices account and you do not request a refund by the last day of instruction of the semester, then you forfeit that money.

Exceptions for Military Students

If you have to withdraw from classes for military purposes, then you will be refunded 100% of your fees and tuition. This is true even if you drop after the deadline or request your refund after the end of the semester.

How long will it take to get my refund?

Refunds are issued within six to eight weeks. If you paid by credit card, then a refund will be issued to the credit card you paid with. All other methods of payment will be refunded by check and mailed to the address on file with Admissions and Records.