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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


Spring 2024

May 2

2024-25 Extended Priority filing deadline for the 2024-25 FAFSA AND CADAA and the 2024-25 Undergraduate Continuing Student Scholarship Application

May 3

Spring 2024 Satisfactory Academic Progress ( SAP appeal deadline

May 15

2023-24 Academic Year Deadline to accept loans and submit Special Circumstances and Unusual Circumstances appeals

May 16

Spring 2024 earned 100% Federal Financial Aid

May 27

Office Closed: Memorial Day

June 14

Last Day of Spring 2024

Summer 2024

June 4

Summer Session 1 and Special Session Billing Statement available on TritonLink

June 19

Office Closed: Juneteenth

June 22

Summer Session 1 Financial Aid Begins disbursing to student billing accounts

June 24

Summer Session 1 and Special Session Registration fee payment deadline

July 1

Summer Session 1 First day of classes and refunds begin from Student Financial Solutions

July 4

Summer Session 2 Billing Statement available on TritonLink

July 4

Office Closed: Independence Day

July 5

Summer Session 1 Financial Aid Unit Freeze

July 21

Summer Session 1 only earned 100% Federal Financial Aid

Academic Calendar


2024-2025: File your 2024-25 FAFSA or CADAA by the May 2nd extended deadline to be considered for Work-Study, UC Grants or new Cal Grants.

Summer Session 2024 Financial Aid: For information on all things Summer financial aid related visit Summer Session (

Cal Grant eligible but no Cal Grant on Tritonlink? Log into Webgrants 4 Students to confirm or change your school of attendance to UC San Diego (school code 001317).

2023-24 Special Circumstances appeals We continue to review EFC Calculation and Cost of Attendance appeals in date order received.

For information on Housing and Financial Aid visit: Housing and Your Aid (

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.

UC 2024-25 Priority Filing Deadline

The California State financial aid deadline requires GPA submission by March 2, and FAFSA or California DREAM application by the May 2nd extended deadline

How to Apply for Financial Aid

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.


  • UC San Diego School Code: 001317



Dream Act

  • UC San Diego School Code: 001317

Dream Act Info

If your financial circumstances have changed in 2023 compared to the 2022 year income information reported on your 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or CA Dream Act Application, there is a process to address these changes called the Special Circumstances appeal. Generally the form becomes available late Summer and is processed during the following Fall quarter. Once available, the form and instructions will be posted on our website at Forms ( .

Financial Aid Estimator

Net Price Calculator

Use this tool to see how much financial aid you may be eligible to receive for in the 2024-25 academic year.

Estimate Your Aid

College Cost Transparency Initiative


UC San Diego is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.



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