Prospective Students

At UC Davis, we want to make a college education affordable for all students regardless of their families' financial situations. Resources like our timeline and Net Price Calculator will help you learn about financial aid options at UC Davis.

Entering Students

Learn about your financial aid award and what you need to do next as a newly admitted undergraduate student at UC Davis.

Continuing Students

Find information on reapplying each year for financial aid, maintaining your eligibility and finding scholarship opportunities.

Apply for Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, you must file either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application. To meet the priority deadline for the 2015-2016 academic year, file one of these applications once they become available on January 1, 2015 and submit it by March 2, 2015.

Types of Aid

Financial aid may be a combination of federal, state, institutional, and private fund(s) used to assist eligible students in paying for their education. Financial aid can be a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, waivers, student employment, veterans educational benefits, and child care assistance. Learn more about the different types of aid and tuition assistance programs.