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UCSD Employee Educational Benefits

Eligibility

Eligible employees may receive a 25% discount on the per unit fees for up to two courses per summer. The discount is limited to UCSD Staff only. Spouse and/or dependents are no longer eligible for the Summer Session discount.

To be eligible, Staff must have completed their six-month probation period and have a career appointment of 50% time or a casual appointment of 100%.

The non-refundable application fee, lab/computer fees, course material fee, and other fees are not included in the discount.

The employee discount can only be applied to course unit fees for open enrollment summer session courses. An open enrollment course is a course that is generally open to all students that meet the prerequisites. Special programs such as a Masters Degree program in Education Studies are not eligible.

Course and application fees are determined by whether or not you have enrolled in one of the two quarters prior to summer.

Example #1: Eligible employees who enroll during Summer Session for the first time and who are not admitted to the Fall Quarter are charged at the visiting student rate and are charged an application fee.

Example #2: Eligible employees who have enrolled in at least one of the two quarters prior to summer or who are admitted to the Fall Quarter are charged a the continuing student rate and are not charged an application fee.

Using Educational Benefits

All employees must use the UCSD Human Resources Educational Benefitssystem to initiate the request.  Please refer to the Employee-Student Programpage for further instructions.

Once eligibility is verified and all approvals have been obtained, Summer Session will be notified of the request and apply the discount.  Summer Session will contact employees once the discount is applied. 

Please do not enroll in classes prior to obtaining the discount. This may result in a significant delay in the application of the discount to your account.  For questions, please contact Summer Session at summer@ucsd.edu or 858-534-5258.