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  1. Your best option for reaching us is via Virtual Counseling Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8am to 4:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 4:30pm via Zoom at UCSD.ZOOM.US/MY/FASZOOM1.
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  3. Telephone hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 12:30pm. Staff availability over the phone is extremely limited and will result in long wait times.

Coronavirus Information for the UC San Diego Community

Our leaders are working closely with federal and state officials to ensure your ongoing safety at the university. Stay up to date with the latest developments.

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How will COVID-19 impact your financial aid and scholarships?

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Covid-19 Information for the UC San Diego community

Prospective Students

As a first-year applicant, you must earn a high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfy these requirements.

Prospective Undergraduates

Current Students

Learn about the important dates that you'll encounter throughout the application process.

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Special Cases

Our goal is to identify and admit students who are fully prepared to excel in our challenging academic environment.

Hope Scholars

Military Affiliated Students

International Students

Undocumented Students

Financial Aid Forms

Financial Aid Forms

Access printable financial aid and scholarship forms for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Winter 2022

Dec 27

Winter 2022 first scheduled financial aid disbursement

Jan 3

Winter 2022 first day of classes

Jan 14

Winter 2022 Financial Aid Unit Freeze: After this date enrollment adjustments (excluding withdraws and no credit courses) will not impact Winter Pell, State and University Grant.

Jan 17

Office closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Academic Calendar


2022-2023 FAFSA and CA Dream Act Application: The new FAFSA is available as of Oct 1, 2021. Please login to complete your new FAFSA today. OR new CA Dream Act Application PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE MARCH 2, 2022.

January 2022:

  • Student on a Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Fall 2021 contract: Winter 2022 financial aid will not disburse until after Fall grades are reviewed. To avoid being assessed a Winter 2022 registration late fee or dropped from your courses please look into alternative fee payment arrangements.
  • Winter 2022 Refunds? Begin the first week of instruction (first week of January 2022) for questions on refunds and Direct Deposit please visit Student Financial Solutions.
  • Now Available: 2022-2023 Continuing Undergraduate Scholarship application due 3/2/22

Coming 2022-2023: University of California Tuition Stability Plan. For questions and information please visit UC's FAQ.

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 2019 income information reported on your 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or CA Dream Act Application, you can file a Family Contribution appeal with UC San Diego. Please visit our Forms page for more information.

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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Higher Education videos for Financial Aid & Student Services.

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UC YouTube Resources

Videos focus on applying for financial aid and offer tips on other methods of financing your education.

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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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