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UC Irvine Summer Session Launches New Enrollment Incentive For UC Students

‘Pay For Only 8’ Allows Current and Incoming UC Students Full-Time Summer Studies At Part-Time Fees

IRVINE, Calif. – February 27, 2013 – As part of the institution’s proactive response to answer the need of offering higher education at a lower cost, the University of California, Irvine Summer Session announced a new ‘Pay for Only 8’ enrollment incentive to all current and incoming University of California (UC) students. The ‘Pay for Only 8’ program will allow UC students to enroll in full-time studies and receive credits of up to 20 units during the three summer school periods, Session I, Session II, and a 10-Week Session. Students will be required to pay for only eight units – which equate to part-time fees. Early registration via online or mail begins on March 1.

“This eight-unit fee cap special program only available through Summer Session provides financial assistance for students who recognize the value of studying full-time – allowing them to make progress toward their degrees,” said Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D., dean of Continuing Education, Distance Learning and Summer Session. “As we collectively continue to recover from some difficult financial years, in which the cost of education increased, UC Irvine has chosen to make it possible for students to make full use of the resource that exists in summer programming.”

UC Irvine Summer Session offers more than 800 courses from over 70 academic disciplines. Open to students of all UC campuses and incoming UC students, participation in summer programming allows students to stay on track with their graduation timeline or graduate even sooner. With more than 40 online classes offered across 17 different departments, UC students can take UC Irvine courses from home or anywhere else. Financial aid for summer studies is also available. Students are encouraged to contact the financial aid office at their home campus for more information.

The Summer Session course preview is now available at Early registration via online or mail begins on March 1. In-person registration will start on April 1. For more information about the ‘Pay for Only 8’ incentive, please visit or call 949-824-5493.


Summer Session at the University of California, Irvine, provides administration of university-level undergraduate courses during two 5-week sessions and one 10-week session beginning in late June. Through open enrollment, we serve current UC Irvine students, visiting UC and U.S. college students, international students, professionals and community members, and qualified high school students who have completed their sophomore and junior year. Summer Session makes it possible for students to make progress towards their degrees year-round, often making the difference for students who want to graduate on time. We offer an extensive selection of courses, and students can choose from General Education requirements, coursework required for their major, or take courses to complete a minor. For more information, visit, or call 949-824-5493.

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit