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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

Better FAFSA, Better Future

Learn about the upcoming 2024-25 changes to Federal Financial Aid .

FAFSA Simplification

Financial Aid Forms

Financial Aid Forms

Access printable financial aid and scholarship forms.

Financial Aid Forms


Summer Session II, 2023

Sept 9

SS2 Ends

Fall 2023

Sept 6

Billing statement available on TritonLink. (eBill available continuing students)

Sept 19

Financial Aid begins disbursing to student billing accounts

Sept 25

Registration fee payment deadline

Sept 28

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

Academic Calendar

Summer 2023 Calendar


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).

2023-24 Academic Year Processing Updates:

  • Just added units? Allow up to 2 to 3 business days for your Fall 2023 financial aid to show under Pending Aid on TritonPay. Note: waitlisted units do not count as enrolled units.
  • Middle Class Scholarships awarding will begin in late November 2023.
  • Unconfirmed Cal Grants: Log into Webgrants 4 Students to confirm or change your school of attendance to UC San Diego (school code 001317) if you have an unconfirmed Cal Grant award.
  • 2023-24 Special Circumstances appeals review timelines: We will begin reviewing appeals in mid-October.
  • Monitor your ucsd email for important updates.

Wondering where to get started on Federal Student Loan repayment? Visit Understanding your student loan repayment options | University of California for more information.

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

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 Special Circumstances appeal with UC San Diego. Please visit Forms ( for details.

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