Disbursement and Direct Deposit

Requirements to receive my Financial Aid

  • Check your “Actions Required” on MyAwards and submit all required documentation to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Meet the policies and conditions for receiving aid as outlined in the Rights and Responsibilities
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units (including workload units)? Wait-listed course units do not count as enrolled

Undergraduate Students:

Pell Grant and Cal Grant disburse each quarter based on enrolled units.

Enrollment StatusUnits% Disburse
Less than Half-timeLess than 6zero
Three-quarter time9-11.575%
Full-time12 or more100%

Paying my fees/Fee Deadlines

Each quarter, prior to the payment deadline, all authorized aid for the term will be credited to your UC Davis account to pay your outstanding charges to the University (i.e., Registration Fees, Housing, etc...) This will appear as Estimated Financial Aid and will pay your outstanding balance. You can view your current balance and previous billing statements online at mybill.ucdavis.edu.

For the most current outstanding balance, check MyAwards. Click on the Check Current Balance button at the bottom of the page.

  • If there is a balance due after your Estimated Financial Aid has been posted, you are responsible for paying the amount prior to the payment deadline.
  • If fees are not paid by the applicable fee deadline, for details on the Undergraduate and Graduate drop for non-payment process please visit registrar.ucdavis.edu/tuition/non-payment.cfm.
TermDue Date
Fall Quarter/SemesterSeptember 15
Winter QuarterDecember 15
Spring SemesterJanuary 15
Spring QuarterMarch 15
Summer Session I/Special SessionJune 15
Summer Session IIJuly 15

After Financial Aid is credited to your account:

  • If your Estimated Financial Aid is more than the balance due on your account, the difference will be issued to you as a refund, as long as your status remains the same.

Refund Pick-up Deadline

Students taking no action to pick up their refund within the 21 day time limit risk forfeiture of their Federal financial aid.

How do I receive my refund?

UC Davis provides the following options from which students may choose:

  • Recommended: Direct Deposit
    Direct Desposit is the preferred method by which UC Davis students receive their financial aid refunds. To sign up, please visit directdeposit.ucdavis.edu.
  • UC Davis also offers VISA debit cards (aka TotalPay Cards) to which financial aid funds may be credited. To sign up, please visit studentaccounting.ucdavis.edu.
  • Stop by the Student Accounting Office at 2100 Dutton Hall at the beginning of each quarter to pick up your payment.