UCDC Cost & Affordability
The total cost for a 10 week UCDC summer internship is approximately $6,500, if you do not elect to take classes. This cost includes round-trip transportation (arranged by the individual), room and board at the UC Washington Center (Summer 2016 rate was $3,355), and any incidental expenses. This is only an estimate and is largely impacted by travel and food costs.
Once students are accepted into the program, there will be a $500 non-refundable initial housing payment due in early February.
If a student elects to enroll in courses, the cost of participation goes up considerably to account for tuition, fees, and books or supplies.
There are numerous avenues to afford the unique opportunity offered through the UCDC program, including scholarships offered to students who meet specific criteria. Some students do obtain paid internships, but it is important to note that most internship are unpaid and those that are paid are much less common and considerably more competitive. We do not encourage students to focus only on paid internships to make the program more affordable. Instead, here are several options that may assist individuals in affording the experience:
There are also internships available during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters through the UCDC Academic Internship Program. During the academic year, you must enroll in courses and your financial aid applies.