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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 2019-2020 academic year (PDFs).

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Winter 2020

March 2

FAFSA Priority Filing deadline

March 21

Winter quarter ends

Spring 2020

March 25

Spring quarter begins

April 13

Summer enrollment begins for continuing students

April 24

Deadline to drop with “W”

May 1

Continuing students – Document Deadline Due Date (Check TritonLink to see if you have documents due)

June 12

Spring quarter ends

Academic Calendar



Make sure to update your 2020-2021 FAFSA or California Dream Act Application by March 2nd to be eligible for priority funding.


Summer enrollment begins for continuing undergraduates 4/13/2020. To receive financial aid in the summer, you will want to enroll in at least 6 units (waitlisted classes do not count). Summer grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

Start checking the 2020-2021 Financial Aid checklist area to see if you have any documents to turn in.


Continuing students document deadline date will be on May 1st. Make sure to check your UCSD email frequently and to look at your Financial Aid Checklist via TritonLink to see if you have any documents to turn in.

Number of Units Enrolled Impacts Your Financial Aid

Did you know the number of units you are enrolled in impacts the amount of financial aid you receive? Initial financial aid packages are based on full-time enrollment. As long as you are enrolled in 12 or more units for a quarter, your aid will not change due to enrollment. If you enroll in less than 12, you will likely see adjustments to your package. If you enroll in less than 8 units, you will likely see a reduction in your package and could owe back financial aid you have already received. Enrollment for financial aid purposes is frozen generally after the first two weeks of school immediately following the deadline to add classes.

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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