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- When can I sign up for summer financial aid?
- The summer application process begins on April 25. For financial aid purposes, no application is required unless you are attending another UC or are a newly admitted student for the 2022-23 academic year. Please review the requirements for aid eligibility on the summer home page.
- Which FAFSA/California Dream Act Application is used to award summer financial aid?
- For undergraduate students, the summer term is the final term in each academic year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/California Dream Act Application (CADAA) used to determine aid eligibility for summer will be the application used for the corresponding academic year. Examples:
- Summer 2022: 2021-22 FAFSA/CADAA
- Summer 2023: 2022-23 FAFSA/CADAA
Students can submit the corresponding FAFSA/CADAA for the summer term up to June 30 of each academic year.
- What is full-time and part-time status during the summer?
- During the summer six (6) units are considered part-time and 12 units are considered full-time.
- How much is one unit during the summer?
- Please see Summer Sessions.
- Do I have to pay the Summer Campus Fee each summer session?
- Students are required to pay the campus fee for each session they are attending. Please see Summer Sessions.
- Will I receive the same amount of financial aid during the summer compared to the regular quarter?
- No. Summer financial aid is awarded separately from the academic year. Students need to be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units to be eligible for most summer financial aid.
- Is financial aid different each session?
- The amount of financial aid a student receives is based on the total number of units and sessions in which the student is enrolled. Please see our Cost of Attendance for summer to get a better idea.
- Do I need to notify the Financial Aid office if I change units?
- Yes. If you have been awarded financial aid and you have changed the number of enrolled units, you will then notify the financial aid office with a Summer Change in Aid form.
- I am a new admit for the 2022-23 school year; can I attend summer in advance of the fall term?
- Yes, there are certain requirements for new admits that should be followed. Please visit Newly Admitted Freshman and Transfer Students.
- If I have graduated but still want to take some classes during the summer, will I still be eligible for financial aid?
- No. You are not eligible for financial aid as a graduated student.
- Will I be eligible for financial aid if I have filed to graduate?
- No, you must be an active student or have filed to walk in order to be eligible for financial aid.
- My spring quarter Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal was approved. I have met the conditions of my appeal but have a hold remaining for the summer term. Will I be eligible for summer financial aid?
- Yes, as soon as the spring grades are reviewed and our office determines you have met the required conditions, you will be awarded summer financial aid.
- I am a Graduate/Professional student, will I be eligible for summer financial aid?
- No. Graduate/Professional students are not eligible for summer financial aid. Please refer to your program advisors for more information.
- If I did not attend spring 2022, will I be eligible for summer financial aid?
- No. If you did not attend spring 2022 you will not be eligible for summer aid. Newly admitted students for the 2022-23 academic year are the exception.
- If I was on an approved Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP) for spring 2022, will I be eligible for summer aid?
Advantage Grant and Academic Participation
- When will I get my Summer Advantage Grant?
- If you have participated in a minimum of 10 units, the Summer Advantage Grant will be disbursed after the census date. See Billing and Disbursement for more information.
- Do I need to participate through the Academic Participation link for the summer?
- Yes, you need to confirm academic participation for each session and course you are attending. Please use the link through your MyUCDavis.
- If I do not participate in 10 units, will my Summer Advantage Grant be canceled?
- If I did not participate by the deadline, can I appeal to receive my summer aid?
- Yes, please submit a Supplemental Evidence of Academic Activity (SEVACT) appeal with documentation as stated on the appeal form.
- If I enroll in 12 or more units for the summer, will I receive two Summer Advantage Grants?
- No. Students are only eligible for one disbursement in the Summer Advantage Grant up to $1,100. For additional information see Billing and Disbursement.
Disbursement and Refunds
- When is financial aid disbursed for summer?
- Financial aid will be disbursed according to the units and sessions in which you are enrolled. Please see Billing and Disbursement.
- When will I receive my summer refund?
- You can find summer refund dates at Billing and Disbursement.
- Which courses are considered for Summer Abroad?
- Please visit Study Abroad for more information.
- Is the cost higher for summer abroad compared to quarter abroad?
Summer financial aid is limited which can impact any out-of-pocket costs you may accrue compared to a quarter's worth of financial aid.
I’m taking a summer abroad course; when will my financial aid disburse?
- Since summer abroad is considered a special session course, aid will disburse during summer session one on June 11.
- Why have I not been packaged for my summer abroad course?
- Please check to ensure you have registered for 6 or 8 units required for that course.
Aggies Attending Another UC
- I am going home for the summer; can I attend a different UC during the summer?
- Yes, please follow the instructions at UC Davis Students Attending Summer at Another UC.
- I am attending a different UC for the summer. Do I need to participate for the courses for which I am registered?
- Yes. You will receive an email to your UC Davis email address with instructions on how to participate in your registered courses.
- If I decide to change the UC I am attending for the summer do I need to notify the financial aid office?
- Yes. Because budgets are different for each UC, you need to notify the financial aid office if you change the UC you are attending for the summer by submitting a Summer Change in Aid form.
- If I decide not to attend another UC for the summer, do I need to notify the financial aid office?
- Yes. You will need to submit a Summer Change in Aid form stating you are no longer attending another UC for the summer.
Summer Cancellation of Withdrawal
- I have decided not to attend summer; how do I cancel my classes and how will my financial aid be impacted?
- Please visit Canceling or Withdrawing During Summer. It is important to understand the potential impact canceling or withdrawing may have on your financial aid.
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