Skip to main content

Summer Session Disbursement

Summer Session 2023

Summer Session financial aid is credited to UC San Diego student accounts a few days before the beginning of the summer session you're enrolled in:

  • For Session 1, your student account will be credited beginning June 22,2024.
  • For Session 2, your student account will be credited beginning July 27, 2024.
  • For Special Session (Session 3), your student account will be credited approximately 2 days before the start of your Session 3 classes.
  • For Summer Sessions at other UC campuses, your student account will be credited approximately 2 days before the start of classes.
  • Summer financial aid funds are divided and disbursed equally between the earliest starting and latest finishing sessions.
  • Learn how UC San Diego applies all types of financial aid to your UC San Diego student account by visiting How You Receive Your Financial Aid.
  • To avoid potential billing, report any additional summer resources to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office as this could affect your financial aid packaging.
  • If receiving funding from outside the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, we cannot guarantee that any funds that you are eligible for will arrive in time to pay your fees. As a result, students are responsible for full payment of your session fees by the fee deadline.
  • Please note that programs and amounts are subject to change due to federal, state and university funding limitations, changes in law, policy, or university procedure, and updated or corrected information.
  • Review your Financial Aid Required Documents and Tasks for 2023–2024 to be sure you have met all requirements for summer disbursement. Failure to meet the requirements will result in delayed disbursements for summer.
  • UC San Diego verifies enrolled units for each Summer Session before disbursing financial aid funds into your student account.
  • UC San Diego re-verifies your enrolled units at the end of each summer session add period deadline.
  • Financial Aid Unit Freeze Dates


    Enrolled in
    Session 1 Only

    Enrolled in
    Session 2 Only

        Enrolled in
    Multiple and or Special Sessions

    Financial Aid Freeze
    (Unit Freeze Date)




  • Tentative Adjustment Schedule
    • Financial Aid Offer Adjustment Points


      Point 1

      Point 2

      Point 3

      Point 4

      Financial Aid Adjusted for changes in units*

      Week of 06/18/24

      Week of 07/08/24

      Week of 07/22/24

      Week of 08/12/24


      Prior to Session 1
      Disbursement Date

      After Session 1
      Freeze Date

      Prior to Session 2
      Disbursement Date

      After Session 2
      Freeze Date

      *These units will then be validated by the Commencement of Academic Activity process
  • Commencement of Academic Activity (CAA)
  • Enrollment Change reminders:
    • Students must maintain a minimum of 6 units per summer session or combination of sessions.
    • Any enrollment change, even if you are not completely withdrawing from all summer courses, will likely affect the amount of your summer eligibility and may result in repayment of aid received or cancellation of disbursements.
    • The recalculation of financial aid in the summer is based on several factors, including:
      • withdrawing from the entire summer term
      • dropping one session
      • reducing units within a session
      • dropping one session but adding or keeping another session
    • If receiving Summer financial aid and you decide not to attend, you must file a Withdrawal E-Form. For more information regarding the summer withdraw process, including deadlines, please visit the Summer Session website.

For financial aid disbursements to credit to your account, you must have accepted your summer awards.

  • For UC San Diego Summer Session students

    If you owe a remaining balance, you are responsible for paying that amount and should do so by the fee deadline or your Summer Session classes will be canceled.

  • For Other UC Campus Summer Session Students

    If you'll be attending Summer Session at another UC campus:

    • Pay your fees by the campus deadline date.
    • If you are unable to pay your fees because you are waiting for a financial aid disbursement, contact the Summer Session office or registrar at that campus for instructions.
  • If enrolled in Summer Session at UC San Diego and you meet all the requirements, UC San Diego electronically deposits financial aid funds to your student account. Read more about how you get your financial aid and additional notes about Summer Session disbursement.
  • If enrolled in Summer Session at another UC campus and you meet all requirements, financial aid funds are either electronically deposited to your bank account or a check is processed and sent to your permanent address. You are responsible to pay your fees on time at that campus.
  • If you don't pay your fees by the Summer Session payment deadlines, you will be dropped from your classes.
  • If you drop one or all summer classes, you may lose some or all your financial aid award and may have to repay money already received.

For general information on the financial aid disbursement and refund process visit our webpage on steps necessary for disbursing financial aid and scholarship awards.