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For your safety, and the safety of others, we recommend you contact us in the following order of priority:

  1. Your best option for reaching us is via Virtual Counseling Monday through Friday 10am to 2pm via Zoom at UCSD.ZOOM.US/MY/FASZOOM1.
  2. You may email your questions to Most questions receive responses within 3 to 4 business days.
  3. Telephone hours are limited to Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 2pm. Staff availability over the phone is extremely limited and will result in long wait times.
  4. For Winter 2021, we are available for in-person appointments on a limited basis. Requests for appointments can be made on our online scheduler.

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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Winter 2021

November 25

Winter 2021, first scheduled financial aid disbursement

December 18

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

January 4

Winter 2021, first day of classes

Winter financial aid refunds available to students

January 25

Deadline to apply for undergraduate scholarships

Academic Calendar


2021-2022 FAFSA: The new FAFSA is available as of Oct 1, 2020. Please login to complete your new FAFSA today.

Summer Financial Aid
Please check our Summer Session page for the latest news on summer financial aid.

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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