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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 to get the money out of your eServices account by the deadline. You can submit this request online or in person at the Business Services Office.

Refunds for Health Services Fees

Follow these steps to get a refund for health services fees:

  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 to get the money out of your eServices account by the deadline. You can submit this request online or in person at the Business Services Office.

Refunds for Semester Parking Permits

To get a refund for a semester parking permit, go to your college's Business Services Office to fill out a paper refund application before the deadline. Your parking permit decal must be attached to your refund application. You cannot do this step online. Your refund will be processed within six to eight weeks.

Refunds for Student Representation Fee

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

  1. Complete and submit the Student Representation Fee Form BS-55 (PDF) to your college Business Services Office.
  2. If you paid by credit card, then a refund credit will be issued to the credit card you used. All other methods of payment will be refunded by check and mailed to the address on file with your college's Admissions and Records Office.

Refunds for UTP Fee

Follow these steps to get a refund for the Universal Transit Pass (UTP) fee:

  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 to get the money out of your eServices account by the deadline. You can submit this request online or in person at the Business Services Office.
Important Information About UTP Refunds
Fall or Spring Semester

For the spring or fall semester, the UTP fee is refundable if you drop your courses within the fee refund period. If you drop to less than one unit, then you are expected to return the UTP sticker.

Summer Semester

Typically, for the summer semester, the UTP fee is refundable if you drop all of your units within the refund period. A minimum fee of $11 will be withheld from your refund if you have already picked up a UTP sticker for the summer semester. You are expected to return the UTP sticker if you drop all units. However, for summer 2020, because UTPs are being mailed to students who request them, a minimum fee of $11 will be withheld from your refund if you submitted the online summer UTP request form.

Refund Deadlines

Current Semester: Fall 2020

  • 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 is the last day of the full semester: December 17.
Session Start date Deadline to drop classes for tuition refund Refund request to Business Services deadline
Full semester August 22 September 4 December 17
First eight weeks August 22 August 28 December 17
First five weeks August 22 August 28 December 17
Second five weeks September 29 October 2 December 17
Second eight weeks October 15 October 16 December 17
Second eight weeks alternate October 17 October 23 December 17
UC Davis September 30 October 2 December 17
Third five weeks November 3 November 8 December 17

Past Semesters

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.