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.

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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