The Fee Waiver was created through a partnership between the UC Davis Stores and Amazon in 2013. UC Davis Stores allocates funds each quarter to be awarded through Campus Recreation and Outdoor Adventures to make recreation and wellness opportunities more affordable. Awards must be used through the rec.ucdavis.edu portal.
Applicants must be current and active UC Davis students. UC Davis Extension students are not eligible. The Fee Waiver applies only to programming and activities, and does not apply to certifications. Submissions are considered on a rolling basis by the Fee Waiver Committee. Applications will close quarterly once all award funds have been exhausted.
How it Works
- Use your UC Davis login at the rec.ucdavis.edu portal to find an activity you want to join
- Submit a complete Fee Waiver Application at least four (4) weeks before the activity start date
- Your application is reviewed and you'll be notified of a decision in 7-10 business days
- Awards are provided as a credit in your rec.ucdavis.edu account
Tips for Success
- Ensure you meet the requirements (including prerequisites) for your desired activity
- Apply as far in advance as possible – at least four (4) weeks before the activity start date
- One request per application ONLY – if applying for multiple activities, submit multiple applications
- Do not purchase the activity before receiving notification of your application decision – the Fee Waiver functions as a credit/discount toward purchase, not a reimbursement
- Submissions are evaluated on the thoroughness, thoughtfulness, and completeness of all responses in the application
- Incomplete applications, activities not offered through the rec.ucdavis.edu portal, and requests for certifications will not be reviewed
- Granted waivers do not guarantee a space in the desired activity, so apply early!
- Awards are granted for student-level pricing, and some graduate students may need to pay the difference in pricing