UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Filing Fee

All students must be in a fee relationship with the University during the quarter their degree is awarded—i.e., they are either registered or pay a filing fee. The filing fee is a reduced fee paid instead of full registration fees during the quarter a student is completing the last requirement for a degree. Payment of the filing fee does not entitle the student to any of the privileges and services that accompany full registration, except for filing. Doctoral degree candidates may use the filing fee to file the dissertation. Because paying the filing fee terminates graduate status, it may be used only by terminal master’s degree students who have finished all requirements with the exception of the comprehensive exam or filing the thesis. (See the Graduate Division's website for complete information on filing requirements.)