Tuition and Fees
All fees, including course fees, are subject to change without notice.
UC San Diego Extension courses are priced individually, not per unit. For current course fees, please see the individual course web pages.
Certain programs, including but not limited to Post Baccalaureate Premedical, Accelerated Paralegal and Concurrent Enrollment, have different pricing structures. Please visit each program’s web page for more information.
Cost of Attendance
Refer to the Cost of Attendance for an estimate of the full cost of a specific program, which includes the certificate fee, course fees and required textbooks. This estimate may vary based on a variety of factors, including which elective courses you choose and when you take them. The cost of attendance does not include parking, transportation or personal expenses. All estimated budgets are subject to change.
We accept the following payment methods:
- Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club)
- Money order
- Purchase order
When you enroll in a course, we authorize your credit card to make sure sufficient credit is available. A hold is then placed on funds equal to your total course fees until the enrollment is confirmed. Once your enrollment is confirmed, we will charge to your credit card account.
Credit card refunds
If you drop a course prior to the published refund deadline, your refund will be processed within seven to 10 business days. All refunds for payments made by credit card are issued to the card used during the original transaction. If the credit card used for the original transaction has expired, a credit may be issued to your UC San Diego Extension account in lieu of a refund. This credit can be used toward additional courses and fees at UC San Diego Extension and is good for 15 months from the date the credit is issued.
Credit card disputes
Your credit card purchases are protected under the Fair Credit Billing Act. For more information, please visit the Federal Trade Commission website. Disputing a credit card purchase does not constitute officially dropping a course. You will still need to follow the required procedure to drop your course.
All checks and money orders should be made out to UC Regents. We are unable to accept a check as payment when the check is dated more than three months before the transaction date. See the refund policy for more information.
There is a $25 service charge for checks returned due to insufficient funds, stopped payments or closed accounts. If your check is returned by the bank for any reason, you are still responsible for full payment unless you officially drop the course prior to the refund deadline.
In the event of a returned check, we will place a hold on your student record and will not approve any further enrollment or transcript requests until you have paid your account in full. We permanently revoke check-writing privileges for all two-time offenders.
If you are paying for a course with a purchase order, you must submit your purchase order on company letterhead:
Payment is due upon receipt of your invoice. We require the following information on all purchase orders:
- Company’s complete name and address
- Purchase order number
- Invoicing address and telephone number
- Point of contact (name, email, and telephone number)
- Student’s name, email, telephone number and mailing address
- Section ID number, course title, course dates and course fee amount
- Authorizing signature(s)
If you have any questions about purchase orders, please call us at (858) 534-3117.
You can view and print receipts for course and certificate fees paid after 1995 in My Extension. If you are unable to access My Extension or are having trouble accessing your receipts, contact Student Services at (858) 534-3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Receipts for concurrent enrollment courses are not available in My Extension. Email email@example.com to obtain a receipt for concurrent enrollment fees.
To be eligible for a refund, you must submit a written drop request for the course prior to the published refund deadline. If you drop a course before the refund deadline, you will receive a refund of course fees paid at the time of enrollment. The refund deadlines are published on each individual course page and are also available in My Extension.
Concurrent enrollment courses have separate refund policies and deadlines.
Some fees, including late fees, certificate fees and some materials, technology and lab fees are non-refundable. If the “No Refund After” date is not listed in the course description, please call (858) 534-3400.
You may file a petition for an exception to the refund policy if you are unable to continue enrollment for one of the following reasons:
- Sudden serious personal illness, injury or hospitalization
- The sudden serious illness, injury, hospitalization or death of a close member of your family
- Compulsory military service
- A documented administrative error that affected your enrollment
- Extreme and unusual circumstances which were beyond your control