Arboretum path

Important Updates

  • In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, Financial Aid and Scholarships will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024.
  • The Department of Education has announced they will send information from the 2024-25 FAFSA to schools in mid-March. This may result in a delay in financial aid packaging and offers for the 2024-25 academic year. While awaiting your financial aid offer, we encourage you to utilize the UC Davis Financial Aid Estimator to estimate your potential aid.

Prior-Year Debt

For students with an unpaid prior-year account balance at UC Davis, financial aid for the upcoming academic year may be applied to the balance. Federal regulations limit the amount the University can deduct from federal financial aid to pay prior-year debts to $200 or less. To determine the prior year and current balance, students can check their Current Account Status on MyBill. For students expecting financial aid for the upcoming academic year, aid will be applied to any prior-year balance owed (up to the $200 limit) prior to any refund being issued. 

If aid is sufficient to pay both the current year's educational costs and a previous year's account balance, students can submit the Online Prior-Year Debt Request Form to allow financial aid funds to be used to pay the balance. For students who pre-authorized this amount with their Statement of Understanding, there is no need to submit this form. Please note that with authorization, financial aid will only be applied to current charges and up to the $200 allowed per federal regulations for a prior year balance. If the prior-year balance is greater than $200, the student will be required to pay down the balance out-of-pocket to $200 or less.

Federal Title IV financial aid funds are restricted to payment of current year tuition, fees, on-campus room and board, and up to $200 of prior year tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board. Students may authorize the use of these funds to pay for up to $200 of prior-year other educationally-related expenses such as school health services, laboratory fees, parking and library fines, parking permits, bookstore charges, graduation fees, and other miscellaneous fees and fines that have been incurred.

For any further questions regarding what qualifies as a Prior-Year Debt, students should contact the department or office that assessed the charge.


  1. Click on the link below to access the MyForms page with your UC Davis Login ID and Passphrase for authentication.
  2. Once on MyForms, input your UC Davis student ID and date of birth and click on Log In.
  3. Follow the instructions on the Prior-Year Debt Request Form for your particular circumstances.
Online Prior-Year Debt Request Form