In Absentia

2020-21 Tuition and Fees for UC Davis In Absentia Student

In Absentia is a reduced-fee registration status for full-time, regularly enrolled students who have an academic need to conduct research or study outside of the state of California for a period of one academic year. 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.

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] $1,708.00 $1,708.00 $1,708.00 $5,124.00

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CHARGES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.  The tuition, fees, and charges posted here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final; actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California or, as authorized, by the President of the University of California. Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown. 

Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 2020-21 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory 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.

All new Undergraduate, Graduate Academic, and Graduate Professional students admitted for Academic Year 2020-21 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.

A one-time fee of $159.00 is charged to entering students who hold a F-1 or J-1 visa, excluding UC Education Abroad and non UC Davis sponsored students (i.e. Fulbright or Vietnam Education Fund). 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.