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 Student Representation Fee

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

  1. Complete and submit the Student Representation Fee Form (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 and Health Services Fees

Follow these steps to get a refund for Universal Transit Pass (UTP) and health services 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.

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

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.

Refunds for Semester Parking Permits

To get a refund for a semester parking permit:

  • Go to the Business Services Office to fill out a paper refund application before the deadline. Your parking permit decal must be attached to your application. You cannot do this step online. Your refund will be processed within 6-8 weeks.

Refund Deadlines for Fall 2019

  • Semester parking permits are refundable if returned by the tenth day of the semester.
  • 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 online refund application or an in-person refund application to Business Services is the last day of the full semester: December 19.
Session Start date Deadline to return parking permit for refund Deadline to drop classes for tuition refund Refund request to Business Services deadline
Full semester August 24 September 6 September 6 December 19
First eight weeks August 24 September 6 August 30 December 19
First five weeks August 24 September 6 August 30 December 19
Second five weeks October 1 September 6 October 4 December 19
Second eight weeks October 17 September 6 October 18 December 19
Second eight weeks alternate October 19 September 6 October 25 December 19
UC Davis September 26 September 6 September 27 December 19
Third five weeks November 5 September 6 November 8 December 19

Refund Deadlines for 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.