2023-24 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 [1] [3]

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter


Student Services Fee$62.00$62.00$62.00$186.00
TOTAL, California Residents$700.00$700.00$700.00$2,100.00
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition$5,034.00$5,034.00$5,034.00$15,102.00
TOTAL, Nonresidents$5,734.00$5,734.00$5,734.00$17,202.00
UC Student Health Insurance Plan [2]$2,482.00$2,482.00$2,482.00$7,446.00


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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.

[1] In addition to the fees in the schedule above, undergraduate students may be charged other fees such as the ones listed below:      

Document Fee: All new students admitted for academic year 2024-25 will be charged a one-time, life-time document fee of $150. Graduate students in the following professional degree programs are excluded and are instead charged on a pay-per-service basis: MD, JD, DVM, MBA, MPAc, and MSBA. More information about the Document Fee.​​​​​

The International Student Administrative Fee : International Student Administrative Fee: All 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 United States, will be charged the International Student Administrative Fee. The fees will be assessed in the fall, winter, and spring terms only ($132 per quarter or $198 per semester); the fees will not be assessed during summer terms. More information about the International Student Administrative Fee.

International graduate students (admitted prior to fall 2023) who paid the one-time ISAF fee and are currently pursuing a program of study in F-1 or J-1 status or who resume F-1 or J-1 status after an approved leave of absence not to exceed one academic year, may complete that program of study and will not be charged this fee. If the graduate student enrolls in a new program, they will be charged the $396 annual fee (assessed at $132 per quarter or $198 per semester). 

UC Graduate and Professional Council Systemwide Fee: All graduate students will be charged a UC Graduate and Professional Council (UCGPC) Systemwide Fee (inclusive of students in self-supporting graduate degree programs). The UCGPC Systemwide Fee is an annual, opt-out fee of $7 per graduate student to be charged at the beginning of each academic term. The fees will be assessed in the fall, winter, and spring terms only ($3 for the fall quarter, $2 for the winter quarter, and $2 for the spring quarter or $3.50 per semester); the fees will not be assessed during summer terms. More information about the UCGPC Fee.

[2] All UC Davis students are required to have health insurance. In order to satisfy this requirement, all registered students are automatically enrolled in the University of California 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 college or school. More information about UC SHIP, including costs, coverage and other insurance details

[3] 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.

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