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Important Updates

  • The priority filing date for the 2024-25 FAFSA and CADAA has been extended to May 2, 2024. Visit Apply for Financial Aid for details.
  • 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.


Locating Your Loan Servicers

Visit Federal Student Aid to log in and locate your federal loan servicer(s). Contact your loan servicer for additional details.

Student Loans

Loans are a form of financial aid that must be repaid. Educational loans have varying fees, interest rates, repayment terms, and/or borrower protections. Student loans can be a critical part of an education financing plan and are a great resource when used conservatively and wisely. Carefully consider whether borrowing is really needed and borrow as little as necessary. 

You can accept all or a portion of your loan at any time during the academic year, although it is important to note that June 5, 2024, is the last day to accept an offered federal and/or institutional loan for 2023-24.

Before You Borrow

It is important that you fully understand the type of loan(s) that you are borrowing. During the course of your years at school, you may borrow a combination of different types of loans that may require separate, simultaneous loan payments to different lenders upon graduation or leaving the university. 

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Corbett Disclosure

Students considering student loans need to be aware of the differences between federal student loans and private student loans.

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Undergraduate Student Loans

Student loans for undergraduate students. View Important Administrative Dates for additional loan deadlines.

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Major-specific Loans

Some university loans are limited to certain majors and areas of study.

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Keeping Track of Federal and Institutional Loans

Good money management is the key to your success after college. It is good practice for students to keep track of their loans.

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Private Loans

Private education loans are an option for financing your education. Students must maximize federal loans before requesting a private loan. provides a federal and private loan comparison.

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Emergency, Short-Term, and Assistant Loans

If you are experiencing a temporary shortage of funds, you may request an Emergency, Short-Term, or Assistant loan Monday through Friday during instruction excluding holidays. Please limit your requests to cover costs related to educational expenses as found in the Cost of Attendance.

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Repaying Loans

Loans must be repaid after you graduate, withdraw from college, or drop below half-time status (fewer than six units per quarter).

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