Computer Purchase

In keeping with the UC Davis Computer Ownership guidelines, Financial Aid and Scholarships can provide eligible undergraduate and graduate FAFSA filers and undergraduate CA Dream Act Filers at UC Davis with a computer loan for up to $2,500. This loan can be requested once during a student's academic pursuit at UC Davis. 


  • Request the computer loan before purchasing the computer. Computers must be purchased during the academic year (September - May). Based on the estimate, Financial Aid and Scholarships will increase your budget by up to $2,500 and award a loan to purchase the computer.
  • Complete the Computer Loan Application form and submit it to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office with an official price estimate from the vendor from whom you will be purchasing your computer.
  • Funds are disbursed directly to your UC Davis student account. Any outstanding balances or debt owed to the University at the time the computer loan is issued will be subtracted from the loan. If there is a remainder, a check or direct deposit will be issued. 
The 2020-21 form will be available for download October 1, 2020.