UC Student Association Fee (UCSA Systemwide Fee)
What is this systemwide fee?
In July 2021, the Regents approved the UC Student Association (UCSA) Systemwide Fee. It’s an annual opt-out fee of $7 per undergraduate student.
Funds for these fees are used to support the UCSA. The fees go into effect in Fall 2022.
What Does It Mean to Opt-Out?
Once a student has elected to opt-out of the fee, their opt-out status will remain in effect for the duration of their undergraduate career at the campus.
What Happens If I Transfer to a Different UC or Start A New Program?
Students will not be required to opt-out of the fee for each term or academic year but will be required to opt-out again when beginning a new academic career, such as a graduate program or transferring to a new UC campus.
What If I Want to Opt Back In?
A student may elect to reverse their opt-out status and begin paying the fee again. Any decision by a student to change their opt-out status will take effect at the start of the next academic term.
When is the Deadline to Opt-Out?
Students must opt-out before the end of the fifth week of instruction.
What If I Miss the Opt-Out Deadline?
Students who do not elect to opt-out of the fee by the opt-out deadlines will be billed $3.50 for the fee for that term. The opt-out will take effect for the subsequent terms.
Where Can I Learn More?
Changing Your Status in CalCentral
A task in CalCentral allows students to elect to either opt-in or opt-out of these student association fees.
To change your status
- In CalCentral, go to My Dashboard.
- In the Tasks card, find the task called UC Student Association. The task may either be under the Incomplete tab, or under the Completed tab in the Student Tasks section.
- Open the task.