Types of Financial Aid

Financial Aid and Scholarships offers loans and work-study to graduate students. Need is determined through filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application. We strongly recommend that you research all possible funding options in order to minimize loans and maximize any available grants or scholarships by contacting your respective department.

Admitted and continuing students may log in to MyAwards to review the types of aid that may be included in their financial aid package. We anticipate MyAwards will be released in June for the upcoming academic year.

Grants and Scholarships

Merit-based awards, such as fellowships, stipends, block grants, and scholarships are awarded by the Office of Graduate Studiesacademic graduate groups or departments. Some of these fellowships, federal training grants, or scholarships are need-based; therefore, Graduate Studies requests that all graduate students file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application for full consideration of all sources of support.

UCD Campus Fee Grant (CFGGD)

The UC Davis University Campus Fee Grant is a need-based award. Students must have a FAFSA or California Dream Act application on file in order to be eligible. Funding is not guaranteed and is based on available need. Financial Aid and Scholarships requires students to report all external and academic funding through MyAwards by submitting a Change in Aid form which can be found under the Awards tab. This includes reporting anticipated funds for the academic year. Please note the receipt or reporting of these resources may affect eligibility for the University Campus Fee Grant in which the grant may be reduced or canceled.

If you have questions about the University Campus Fee Grant, please contact your Graduate and Professional School's Financial Aid Team.

Emergency and Short-Term Loan Programs

For students who are experiencing a temporary shortage of funds, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office administers the UC Davis Emergency, Short-Term and Assistant Loan Program. 

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