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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-Friday, 10am to 4:30pm via Zoom at UCSD.ZOOM.US/MY/FASZOOM1.
  2. You may email your questions to Most questions receive responses within 7 to 14 business days.
  3. Telephone hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 1:15pm. Staff availability over the phone is extremely limited and will result in long wait times.
  4. We continue to be available for in-person appointments Monday-Friday, 10am to 4:30pm. Requests for appointments can be made on our online scheduler. Walk-Ins welcome.

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 2021-2022 academic year.

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Fall 2021

Sept 13

Fall 2021 first scheduled Financial Aid Disbursement

Sept 17

Fall 2021 registration fee payment deadline

Sept 23

Fall 2021, first day of classes

Academic Calendar


2022-2023 FAFSA: The new FAFSA is available as of Oct 1, 2021. Please login to complete your new FAFSA today.

FAS Fall 2021 Update Webinars
Find out the latest Fall 2021 quarter information and updates from Financial Aid and Scholarships. (Presentations available by the following Friday afternoon).

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 5-6pm. Recording
  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 5-6pm. Recording
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 5-6pm. Recording
  • Webinar 4: Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 5-6pm.

Coming 2022-2023: University of California Tuition Stability Plan. For questions and information please visit UC's FAQ.

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 2019 income information reported on your 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or CA Dream Act Application, you can file a Family Contribution appeal with UC San Diego. Please visit our Forms page for more information.

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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