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 qualify for financial aid, you must file either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application. For full financial aid eligibility and consideration, be sure to file your application each year by the March 2 priority deadline.

Types of Aid

Financial aid uses federal, state, institutional, and private fund(s) to assist eligible students in paying for their education. Awards can include a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, fee waivers, work-study, veterans educational benefits, and/or child care assistance. Learn more about the different types of aid and tuition assistance programs available.