2021-22 Tuition and Fees for UC Davis In Absentia Student

In Absentia is a reduced-fee registration status for full-time, regularly enrolled students who find it necessary to undertake coursework or research related to their degree program outside of the designated local campus region for at least one full academic term. All students pursuing doctoral or master’s degrees in academic disciplines as well as those pursuing professional master’s or doctoral degrees are eligible for the tuition and fee reduction. Students in self-supporting graduate programs are not covered by this policy. More information about in absentia registration status, including local campus policies, is available on the Office of Graduate Studies website.

Fees [2] [3]

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter


Tuition $572.00 $572.00 $572.00 $1,716.00
Student Services Fee $56.00 $56.00 $56.00 $168.00
TOTAL, California Residents $628.00 $628.00 $628.00 $1,884.00
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition $5,034.00 $5,034.00 $5,034.00 $15,102.00
TOTAL, Nonresidents $5,662.00 $5,662.00 $5,662.00 $16,986.00
UC Student Health Insurance Plan [1] $1,740.00 $1,740.00 $1,740.00 $5,220.00

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CHARGES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.  Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely.  Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.  Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final.  Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate.  Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

All new Undergraduate, Graduate Academic, and Graduate Professional students admitted for Academic Year 2021-22 will be charged a one-time, life-time document fee of $150.00. Graduate students in the strictly professional degrees (M.D., J.D., D.V.M. and M.B.A.) are excluded and will continue with Pay-per-service charges. More information about the document fee is available at UC Davis Office of Registrar, Document Fee.

The $159 International Student Administrative Fee for graduate international students will be charged one-time to all newly admitted graduate international students who are either sponsored by UC Davis for F-1 or J-1 status or would be sponsored by UC Davis for F-1 or J-1 status if physically present in the U.S. More information about the International Student Administrative Fee is available at Services for International Students and Scholars' Fees & Tuition page.

[1] The University of California Regents mandates that all students have health insurance. UC Davis automatically enrolls all registered students in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). If students have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in UC SHIP, they must apply for a UC SHIP waiver by the date specified for their school. More information about the UC SHIP is available at Student Health and Counseling Services.

[2] Graduate students registered In Absentia are exempted from paying campus-based student fees. Consistent with Regents Policy, these students will continue to pay reduced tuition, reduced student services fee, the student health insurance premium (unless they waive out), nonresident supplemental tuition (if applicable) and professional degree supplemental tuition (if applicable). For more information, please contact Graduate Studies at (530) 752-0650.

[3] Professional School students In Absentia pay different fees than those listed above.