UC Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan
What is the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan?
The Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan ensures that eligible California undergraduates with an annual family income of up to $80,000 will have their systemwide - or base - tuition and fees covered by gift aid. As part of your Financial Aid package, you will be awarded enough Federal, State, University and/or private grants/scholarships to cover your base tuition and fees for the school year. Base tuition and fees are $12,630 for 2017-2018; however, it is important to note that no student will receive more grant support than their calculated financial need.
How do I apply?
To be considered, file your FAFSA or Dream Act Application no later than March 2 each year. For first-time applicants, you must also submit a Cal Grant GPA verification form to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by March 2. For details, please visit our Apply for Financial Aid webpage
How do I qualify and maintain eligibility?
To qualify and maintain eligibility you will need to meet the following criteria:
- An Undergraduate in your first 4 years of UC attendance (first 2 for transfers)
- A California resident or qualify for a nonresident tuition exemption under AB 540
- Your family earns less than $80,000
- Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is less than your Estimated Cost of Attendance
- Enrolled in at least 6 units (half-time)
- Maintain UC Davis Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
Visit the University of California's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan website.