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EAP Reciprocity students are NOT required to pay UCI Registration Fees, however, all students ARE assessed the mandatory Health Insurance Fee. In some cases, you may also be responsible for laboratory fees, studio fees, etc. In order for your fees to be waived on your UCI Zot Account, the Study Abroad Center will input an electronic "fee waiver" as follows:

Registration Fees: Waived about two weeks before the UCI fee payment deadline for each quarter you will be attending UCI.

Educ Technology Fee: The non-refundable eTech Fee is required of all students, including reciprocity students and is used to support the maintenance and improvement of existing education technology, and new services and capabilities. The eTech fee is listed separately, as the charged amount varies based on the amount of undergraduate units the student is enrolled in and is assessed later in the term than the other fees listed. The fee is $4 per unit of undergraduate lecture course, up to a maximum amount of $60 (or 15 units) per quarter. It will be assessed after the third week of instruction.

Health Insurance Fee: Waived about two weeks before the UCI fee payment deadline for the FIRST quarter you will be attending UCI (only). This is only a temporary fee waiver. You are responsible for either paying the health insurance fee upon arrival to UCI (and any subsequent quarters you will be attending UCI), or obtaining a UCI health insurance waiver (see below).

** All students attending UCI are required to have health insurance ** Undergraduate students are insured by the Student Health Insurance Plan (USHIP). Graduate Students are insured by the Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan (GSHIP). Coverage details can be found here. All registered students can go to the Student Health Center (SHC) for medical treatment. Information about their services can be found on their website. SHC will also send you information describing the UCI entrance examinations required of all incoming students. Read that material carefully and follow any instructions that are given. You will need to provide your immunization records to UCI either before you leave or upon arrival, so be sure to obtain this information, in English, from your doctor.

You are responsible for either 1) paying for health insurance or 2) obtaining a health insurance waiver.


If you wish to use the UCI insurance (recommended), you will need to pay your health insurance fee at the Central Cashier's Office, located in Aldrich Hall. This payment may be in the form of cash, an International Money Order, or a U.S. Money Order payable to "UC Regents". Please be advised that credit cards and Euro-cheques are not acceptable means of payment. When giving the insurance payment to the Central Cashier's Office for your first quarter at UCI, be sure to indicate that you want the fee to apply to your on-line ZOT account. Your financial account will indicate that you do not owe any fees to UCI, but this is not correct, due to the temporary fee waiver. Please wait until the first day of the quarter to make this payment.

The cost of USHIP is $559 per quarter.
The cost of GSHIP is $1307 per quarter.

You are responsible for making this payment each quarter! The deadlines to pay your health insurance fee are:

Students arriving in Fall 2016
Fall quarter 2016: October 3
Winter quarter 2017: December 15
Spring quarter 2017: March 15

Students arriving in Winter 2017
Winter quarter 2017: January 17
Spring quarter 2017: March 15


If you have your own health insurance and wish to apply for an exemption from the UCI health insurance, your insurance MUST meet ALL of the criteria specified on the waiver application. If it does, complete the waiver, include the necessary documentation, and submit it by the deadline. Waiver applications can be found here. If your insurance is not approved for an exemption, you will need to be prepared to pay the health insurance fee. Please contact Ana Fermin ( with any questions about the waiver. The deadlines to apply for a waiver are:

Fall quarter 2016: September 9, 2016
Winter quarter 2017: December 9, 2016
Spring quarter 2017: March 10, 2017

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