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Summer Session Disbursement

Summer Session 2021

First, read the steps necessary for disbursing financial aid and scholarship awards. Then review these additional notes specific to financial aid for Summer Session students:

Summer Session Aid Disbursement Dates

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 20, 2020.

  • For Session 2, your student account will be credited beginning July 25, 2020.

  • For 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.

  • UC San Diego verifies enrolled units 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.

Review your Financial Aid Required Documents and Tasks for 2019–2020 to be sure you have met all requirements for summer disbursement. Failure to meet the requirements will result in delayed disbursements for summer.

Additional Eligibility Requirement

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


  • 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.
  • 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 changes 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.

Fee Deadlines

  • 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.


For UC San Diego Summer Session students

How do I know if I have enough financial aid to cover my balance?

Prior to the initial summer financial aid disbursement you can review offered and accepted summer aid by logging into TritonLink and selecting 'Financial Aid', enter your UC San Diego User ID/PID and Password/PAC and then select year (for Summer 2020 select "2019-20".)

To determine if you have enough accepted summer financial aid to cover the balance due, compare the following amounts:

  • The accepted financial aid on the financial aid award confirmation; and
  • The balance for the Summer Session on TritonPay.
  • Do not include CARES Act Grant. This award refunds directly to students and does not automatically pay outstanding balances.
  • If you are attending multiple sessions, your aid will generally be split into multiple payments

Please note that enrollment changes may affect the amount of financial aid received, and enrollment adjustments made after financial aid is disbursed may result in a bill.

What happens once financial aid is disbursed?

Once the financial aid is disbursed you may review your student account on TritonPay to determine if there is either:

  • A pending Summer payment due (if the accepted financial aid does not cover the full balance); or
  • No remainder balance due as the accepted financial aid is enough to cover the balance.

If the amount of financial aid exceeds the balance due, a remainder refund will be issued either through Direct Deposit (if enrolled) or as a refund check.

Reminders: Ensure all balances are paid in full by the published fee deadlines of the summer session in which you are enrolling, or you may be dropped from your classes. If accepting a student loan, allow at least 3-5 business days once the loan is accepted to disburse to your student account.

When is financial aid scheduled to disburse to my student account?

Summer financial aid is scheduled to disburse on the following dates:

  • Summer Session 1 2020: June 20th, 2020
  • Summer Session 2 2020: July 25th, 2020
  • Special Session 2020: approximately 2 days before the first day of instruction

When are Summer fees due?

  • Summer Session 1 2020: June 22nd, 2020
  • Summer Session 2 2020: July 27th, 2020
  • Special Session 2020: June 22nd, 2020

For more important dates, visit the Summer Sessions website.

When will I receive my summer financial aid refund?

Generally, refunds disburse for the enrolled term or session once instruction begins.

For Summer Session info, contact the Summer Session Office, (858) 534-5258.

For enrollment info, contact the Registrar's Office, (858) 534-3150.