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Do you have questions about how financial aid will work for Fall 2020? Attend this webinar for the latest details.

Webinar repeats every Wednesday.

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Housing Status Revisions

How to Accept Your Loans

When to Expect Your Money

And More . . .


Wednesday, Sept 23, 2020 at 5:30pm

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Due to the State Order and Covid-19, the Financial Aid and ScholarshipS Office is closed until further notice.

Please email your questions to or visit Virtual Counseling Monday through Friday 9AM TO 2PM, and Tuesday and Thursday 4:30PM to 6:30PM via Zoom at UCSD.ZOOM.US/MY/FASZOOM1.

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 2020-2021 academic year (PDFs).

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Summer Session 3 2020

Special Session dates vary

Session 3 fee deadline – refer to link

Session 3 disburses approximately two weeks before start date

Fall 2020

September 22

Fall 2020, first scheduled financial aid disbursement

September 25

Fall registration fee payment deadline (late fees will be added after this date)

October 1

Fall 2020, first day of classes

Fall financial aid refunds available to students

Academic Calendar


2020-2021 Appeal Forms will be available on our website

Appeals received by September 15 will be processed by November 30

Until then, please refer to your current financial aid package on TritonLink to accept any aid you wish to assist with your fall costs. Aid must be accepted, and all requirements met prior to disbursement. Please note the Fall 2020 fee payment deadline is September 25.

2020-2021 Award letters will be available for students to review via Students will receive an email notification when the award letter is ready for review. Make sure to log in to view and accept your awards.

2020-21 HOUSING: If you are a dependent student for financial aid purposes who is living off campus (not with parents and not on campus housing) for the 2020-21 academic year, please provide the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at with a copy of your lease agreement for the upcoming year. For more information, please check your UC San Diego email.

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 2018 income information reported on your 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or CA Dream Act Application, you can file an appeal with UC San Diego.

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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