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Current Undergraduates

Meeting the cost of an undergraduate education is a significant investment. At UC San Diego, we are committed to providing a comprehensive need-based financial aid program that makes it financially possible for admitted students to attend.

The First Step

The first step to apply for financial aid is to submit the appropriate application, ideally by the priority deadline.

The FAFSA is available for US citizens and eligible non-citizens (ie, permanent residents).

The California Dream Act Application is available for undocumented students who qualify for the AB540 fee exemption.

If your financial circumstances have changed compared to the 2017 income information reported on your 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or CA Dream Act Application, you can file an appeal with UC San Diego. 2019-20 appeal forms are not currently available. Please return to our website in mid-July for updates and availability of information.

Eligibility & Enrollment Requirements

Learn what you need to do to maintain your financial aid eligibility.

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Cost of Attendance

Use this estimated cost of attendance to help decide how much money you'll need to attend UC San Diego and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal.

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How You Receive Your Financial Aid

Link to resources that can help you manage your financial aid award.

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Timeline

Use this timeline to keep track of important filing deadlines and other events which begin the year before each new fall quarter begins.

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Financial Aid Estimator

Financial Aid Estimator

Use the UC San Diego financial aid calculator to find an early estimate of your full-time cost of attendance and financial aid.

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FA TV

FA TV

Higher Education videos for Financial Aid & Student Services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? Use this resource to find answers to all your frequently asked questions.

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