If you are currently a student at UC Davis, we have put together the following information to simplify the steps you need to take to apply for financial aid each year.
- October 1: Continuing students apply for scholarships online at financialaid.ucdavis.edu/scholarships
- Apply by completing the FAFSA beginning January 1 and before March 2 each year for priority consideration. List the UC Davis school code, 001313, to have your information sent to us.
- Use the PIN (Personal Identification Number) you applied for last year at pin.ed.gov. The PIN will allow you and your parents to sign the FAFSA on line, and to make changes and corrections online after you file. If you've forgotten your PIN, you can get assistance on the site or you can apply for a new PIN.
- If you're already receiving a Cal Grant, we will notify you of your renewal through MyAwards. If your student status or financial circumstances have changed, your grant may be affected. If you have not received a Cal Grant, send the GPA form by March 2 to apply again. The form is available online at csac.ca.gov.
- When we receive your FAFSA information, UC Davis will review your eligibility according to the UC Education Finance Policy. The policy establishes a cost of attendance, subtracts an Expected Family/Student Contribution and any Federal or State aid awarded and determines your eligibility for a UC grant.
- Applications are randomly selected for verification, but don't be surprised if you are chosen two years in a row (or every year), it happens! Keep copies of important papers such as income tax returns, W-2 forms and bank statements. Please do not submit any verification documents unless you are requested to do so.
- In May or June, you'll be notified by e-mail to view your financial aid package through MyAwards, where you can check your offered aid and accept or decline your awards. For 2013-2014, the release of financial aid packages for continuing students will be available beginning late spring. Be sure to read all requirements and submit any necessary documents before you leave school for summer break.
- After your aid is processed for the coming year and you've viewed it on MyAwards, don't leave school for the year before you accept your aid for the following year! If you don't accept your aid, it won't be processed and available to you at the beginning of Fall Quarter of the coming year.
- Work and save during the summer. As much as possible, be prepared to meet your expected Student Contribution.
- Students who receive financial aid are expected to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to remain eligible for financial aid. In addition, students who withdraw, drop out, or drop below half-time enrollment may be required to repay financial aid. We recommend all students read the Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards and the Return To Title IV Funds policies to learn about their responsiblities as financial aid recipients.
- SAP Standards
- Return to Title IV Policies
- Managing Your Money
- Additional Resources