Reduced Fee Enrollment


A regular status University of California employee who meets the admission requirements of the University is eligible for two-thirds reduction of both the Student Services Fee and Tuition when enrolled in regular session courses of up to nine units or three courses per quarter, whichever provides the greater benefit to the employee. Through spring 2026, regular status employees in eligible titles will receive this benefit when they enroll in courses of up to 12 units or four courses per quarter, whichever provides the greater benefit to the employee.

UCSF provides this benefit during summer session as well by reducing the summer Registration Fee by two thirds.

UCSF does not assess the Student Health and Counseling Supplemental Fee to students on reduced fee enrollment status.

Full fees will be assessed when an eligible employee's enrollment exceeds both nine units and three courses (or, for employees in eligible titles, both 12 units and four courses).

The reduced fee enrollment benefit is available to non-represented UC employees and most represented employees. Represented employees should consult their bargaining unit’s contract for specific information. Non-represented employees can consult Personnel Policies for Staff Members 51.  The benefit is based on Regents Policy 7502.

Former university employees who have retired within four months of the date of separation from university service and who are annuitants of a retirement system to which the university contributes remain eligible for the Reduced Fee Enrollment Policy for University Employees subject to all of the limitations applicable to employees.


Students registered in self-supporting programs do not pay the Student Services Fee or Tuition and are not eligible for the Reduced Fee Enrollment benefit in any quarter.

Employees who are eligible to receive reduced fees under this policy are not eligible to receive an additional reduction in fees under the Policy and Procedures Concerning Part-Time Study.

Reduced fee enrollment status does not include access to student services and facilities that the Student Services Fee funds, which includes but is not limited to gymnasiums and Student Mental Health and Wellbeing, unless the employee is otherwise entitled to them.

The reduced fee enrollment benefit does not reduce Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition, Nonresident Supplemental Tuition, or any other fees not specified on this page.

How to Apply

Applications for reduced fee enrollment must be filed with the Office of the Registrar by the published deadline and before paying fees. A signature from Human Resources is required. Student-employees should direct questions regarding employment eligibility for this benefit to the appropriate HR office in San Francisco or find their HR representative:

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