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. The priority deadline for the 2016-2017 academic year was March 2, 2016. Though the priority filing date has passed, eligible students can still apply, as some limited forms of financial aid may be available.

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.