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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.

Financial Aid Forms


June 15

2023-24 Entering and Continuing student priority document deadline

June 16

Spring 2023 quarter ends

June 19

Office Closed: Juneteenth

July 4

Office Closed: Independence Day

Summer Session I, 2023

June 23

First scheduled financial aid disbursement

June 26

SS1 and Special Session tuition and fee payment deadline

July 3

First day of classes and refunds begin from Student Financial Solutions (SFS)

July 7

Summer Session II, 2023

July 28

First scheduled financial aid disbursement

July 31

Tuition and fee payment deadline

August 7

First day of classes and refunds begin from Student Financial Solutions (SFS)

August 11

SS1 and 2, OR SS2 ONLY Financial Aid Unit Freeze

Academic Calendar

Summer 2023 Calendar


Summer 2023 information: Visit the Summer Financial Aid site for important information on how financial aid works for the Summer.

2023-2024 FAFSA/DREAM Act applications: While March 2, 2023 was the 2023-24 priority filing deadline for eligible students for state and institutional financial aid consideration, we still encourage eligible students to file for 2023-2024 federal aid and institutional financial aid (pending funding availability).

2022-23 Middle Class Scholarship expected awarding timeline: We will continue awarding to eligible students. Please note: MCS amounts may fluctuate from original awards based on newly awarded grants/scholarships or changes to the Cost of Attendance. Please visit our website and monitor your UC San Diego email for any updates.

Click for more info: UCSD FAS sent MCS update to students.

Questions about the Federal Targeted Debt Cancellation and the Extended Loan Pause? Visit the for more information.

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.


Dream Act

  • UC San Diego School Code: 001317

Dream Act Info

If your financial circumstances have changed compared to the 2021 income information reported on your 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or CA Dream Act Application, you can file a Family Contribution appeal with UC San Diego 2023-24 Family Contribution appeal. Appeals are generally available later in Summer 2023. For updates once the 2023-24 form is available please visit Forms (

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.

Estimate Your Aid



Higher Education videos for Financial Aid & Student Services.

FA TV Videos


UC YouTube Resources

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

UC Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions