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Coronavirus Information for the UC San Diego Community

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How will COVID-19 impact your financial aid and scholarships?

COVID-19 Impact

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.

Financial Aid Forms


Winter 2023

Mar 2

2023-24 Priority filing Deadline: FAFSA, CADAA. Filing Deadline for 2023-24 Continuing Student Scholarship Application

Mar 18-25

Winter Finals week

Spring 2023

Feb 27

Spring 2023 pending aid displays on Account Summary

Mar 24

Registration fee payment deadline (after this date, late fees apply)

Mar 25

Spring 2023 first scheduled financial aid disbursement

Mar 31

Office Closed: César Chávez Day

April 3

Spring 2023 first day of classes and Spring refunds begin from Student Financial Solutions

April 14

Academic Calendar

Summer 2023 Calendar


2023-2024 FAFSA/DREAM Act applications became available on October 1, 2022. Log in early to complete your financial aid application today!

Now Available: 2023-2024 Continuing Scholarship Application.

2022-23 Middle Class Scholarship expected awarding timeline: We began awarding 2022-2023 in November and will continue awarding into the new year based on updated CSAC guidance. Please note: MCS amounts may fluctuate from original awards based on newly awarded grants/scholarships or changes to the Cost of Attendance. Please visit our website and monitor your UC San Diego email for any updates.

Click for more info: UCSD FAS sent MCS update to students.

Questions about the Federal Targeted Debt Cancellation and the Extended Loan Pause? Visit the for more information.

Summer 2023: Summer Financial Aid Information coming soon!

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 Family Contribution appeal with UC San Diego 2023-24 Family Contribution appeal. Appeals are generally available later in Summer 2023. For updates once the 2023-24 form is available please visit Forms (

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