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Freshman Edge

Begin college this summer!

August 6 - September 14, 2017

Begin college this summer!

August 6 - September 14, 2017


Costs vary with number of units taken and financial aid eligibility.

Note: Student Parent Orientation Program SPOP and Program Housing require separate payments that must be completed in order to reserve your space. Further instructions will be included alongside our program confirmation (sent by e-mail) once students have enrolled in the Freshman Edge Program.

Financial aid is available to assist UCI students in meeting the costs of attending Summer Session. UCI Summer Grant funds and Direct Loans will be available to those students who meet eligibility requirements. To be eligible to apply for financial aid, you must plan to enroll in at least six units during the 2016 Summer Session. Note: some award packages require enrollment in more than six units.

The State of California requires that you be told the following: Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including income-based repayment plans and loan forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.

For information about how to apply for Summer Financial Aid, visit the Enroll tab of our website.

Course and Program Fees

The following is a list of fees to attend Freshman Edge:

Freshman Edge
  2-Unit Course Load 6-Unit Course Load 8-Unit Course Load
Course Fees ($273/unit)* $546 $1,638 $2,184
Mandatory Campus Fee (non-refundable) $175 $175 $175
Total $721 $1,813 $2,359
Freshman Edge International
  6-Unit Course Load
Course Fees ($273/unit)* $1,638
Mandatory Campus Fee (non-refundable) $175
Total $1,813
Airport Pick-up Fee (optional, non-refundable) $80 (LAX - Los Angeles) OR
$45 (SNA - Orange County)

*Additional course materials fees (non-refundable) may apply depending on your chosen course. The $273 per unit fee is based on the current UC tuition. The Summer Session tuition is subject to change by action of the UC Regents at any time for all UC campuses, including UC Irvine. Course fees are refundable up until August 18th, 2017. Students may apply for a refund of course fees on a Summer Session Course Change Request form.

Total* $932

*Proposed Housing Rate is subject to final approval

Housing is optional, but highly recommended. Please note that there is a separate Housing contract (different from the Freshman Edge enrollment form) that must be completed in order to reserve your room for Freshman Edge. Residential contracts do not include linens or kitchen supplies. Plan to bring your own bedding, towels, and kitchen supplies. Total fee does not include a meal plan. Meal plan options will be communicated in your program welcome information. Residential students should also budget approximately $600 for food during the program.

Refund Policy

The $175 mandatory campus fee, course materials fees, and airport pick-up fee are non-refundable. Courses may be dropped for a full refund of the per unit course fees until August 18, 2017. No refunds of any kind are given for drops after this date.

Learn about Housing Cancellation policies.

Freshman Edge is for all new students who will be entering UCI as freshmen in Fall 2017. There are three pathways within Freshman Edge. Choose Your Path