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Hot Topics of the Week!

Based on inquiries by phone and email, below are the top five topics of the week.

For more questions and answers, visit Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Where can I view the history of the loans I have accepted in past years along with the amounts? 
  • Students can visit MyLoans to monitor and review federal and institutional student loans accepted at UC Davis. Students can view current interest rates, cost of borrowing, and estimated monthly payments based on the amount currently owed. The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) shows all current loan holders from all institutions attended. NSLDS does not track alternative/private loans or institutional loans awarded by UC Davis.  

  • How can I be considered part-time? How would it affect my financial aid? 
  • Students will first need to petition for part-time status with the Office of the University Registrar (OUR). Once a student is confirmed with OUR as having part-time status for the quarter, tuition adjustments will be made within 1- 2 business weeks. Financial Aid and Scholarships will generally reduce a part-time student’s aid by the same amount that OUR reduces tuition. This reduction in aid will be reflected 4-6 business weeks after OUR’s tuition adjustment. Both the Cal Grant and the Pell Grant are unit-sensitive which means that if a student is enrolled in less than 12 units, and is not officially registered as part-time, only a percentage of these grants will be disbursed, based on the number of units in which the student is enrolled. Visit Changes That May Affect Your Aid for details. 

  • How will my financial aid change if I change my housing from on-campus to off-campus? How my financial aid will change next year?  
  • Changes in your housing situation may affect the amount of financial aid for which you are eligible, as adjusting your housing affects your cost of attendance. For example, off-campus housing is generally less expensive than on-campus housing, therefore your Cost of Attendance will likely be reduced and you would receive less aid compared to a package with on-campus housing. Undergraduate Cost of Attendance provides a breakdown between the differences of on-campus, off-campus, and commuter housing for the current academic year. For all housing changes, please submit a Housing Status Change Form to accurately reflect your Cost of Attendance and financial aid needs.

  • Is there any assistance available to purchase a computer? Are there any loans available? 
  • Undergraduate and graduate FAFSA filers and undergraduate California Dream Act filers are eligible to request a computer purchase loan for up to $2,500. This loan can be requested once during a student's academic pursuit at UC Davis. The loan request can be submitted as a Cost of Attendance Appeal. Submit a copy of the estimate/invoice from the vendor for the computer with the appeal. 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. 

  • How do I know if I qualify for Work-Study? How do I apply for a Work-Study job if I am eligible?
  • Students with Expected Family Contributions (EFC) of less than or equal to $20,000, and with eligibility greater than or equal to $1,000, will be identified on their award notices as Work-Study eligible. Eligible students can obtain a Work-Study Eligibility Certificate (with a 30-day expiration date) through MyAwards. Work-Study Eligibility Certificates will become available in mid-June of each academic year. Work-Study funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Work-Study allows a student to earn financial aid through employment and is paid in the form of a payroll check for time/hours worked. All job listings are available online at Handshake.

UPDATED January 20, 2021: 

Am I eligible for a CARES Act award for the winter quarter?

Financial Aid and Scholarships is currently waiting for additional guidance from the Federal Government to determine if any additional CARES Act funding will be distributed to UC Davis students. Once the guidance has been released, this information will be updated on our website.

As of now, UC Davis has not received any additional CARES Act funding and the previous distribution that we received last year has been fully awarded to students.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Financial Aid Office

1100 Dutton Hall (view Dutton Hall on the campus map)
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8596
Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 for CRS

Telephone: 530-752-2390 (M-Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Fax: 530-752-6667
Submit questions and documents online at Contact An Expert

Due to the high volume of inquiries, please allow 3-5 business days for an email response from Contact An Expert submissions.
Website: financialaid.ucdavis.edu/undergraduate

Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships

2124 Dutton Hall (view Dutton Hall on the campus map)
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8596
Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 for CRS

Scholarships’ Telephone: 530-752-2804 (M-Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Fax: 530-752-6667
Submit questions and documents online at Contact An Expert.

Due to the high volume of inquiries, please allow 3-5 business days for an email response from Contact An Expert submissions.
Website: financialaid.ucdavis.edu/scholarships

Graduate and Professional Students

Graduate School of Management Financial Aid

1100 Dutton Hall (view Dutton Hall on the campus map)
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8596

Telephone: 530-752-9246 (M-Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 for CRS
Fax: 530-752-6667 (Please do not fax loan documents)
Website: financialaid.ucdavis.edu/graduate

Graduate Financial Aid

1100 Dutton Hall (view Dutton Hall on the campus map)
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8596

Telephone: 530-752-9246 (M-Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 for CRS
Fax: 530-752-6667 (Please do not fax loan documents)
Submit questions and documents online at Contact an Expert.

Due to the high volume of inquiries, please allow 3-5 business days for an email response from Contact An Expert submissions.
Website: financialaid.ucdavis.edu/graduate

School of Law Financial Aid

1380 King Hall (view King Hall on the campus map)
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616-5201

Telephone: 530-752-6573
Email: School of Law Financial Aid
Website: law.ucdavis.edu/financial-aid

Schools of Medicine and Nursing Financial Aid

4610 X Street, Suite 1202
Sacramento, CA 95817

Telephone: 916-734-4120
Fax: 916-734-4116
Email: UC Davis Health Financial Aid
Website: health.ucdavis.edu/financialaid

School of Veterinary Medicine Financial Aid

1100 Dutton Hall (view Dutton Hall on the campus map)
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8596

Telephone: 530-752-9246 (M-Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 for CRS
Fax: 530-752-1587 (Please do not fax loan documents)
Website: financialaid.ucdavis.edu/graduate/vet

Management Staff

Contact our administrative office if you'd like to reach someone from our management staff. Your questions and comments are important to us.

Administrative Office

Phone: 530-752-2396
Fax: 530-752-7339

1100 Dutton Hall (view Dutton Hall on the campus map)
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8596 
Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 for CRS