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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.

Maintaining Financial Aid Eligibility

Summer is considered one term for financial aid purposes. To maintain financial aid eligibility during the summer, it is important to understand the information below:

  • To be eligible for summer aid, a student must:
    • Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units total during the summer term.
      • The six (6) units can be in any combination between all sessions which includes Session 1, Session 2, and Special Session.
    • Have a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) on file
      • Have demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA/CADAA
    • Have established residency with the Office of the University Registrar
  • Financial aid is offered based on all registered units, including waitlisted classes.
  • Students should have all verification and documents requested by our office submitted and completed.
  • Maintain status of an active degree-seeking student as determined by the Office of the University Registrar
  • For most financial aid to disburse, a student must be enrolled in at least six (6) units.
  • Students are required to acknowledge the Code of Academic Conduct through MyUCDavis at the start of each summer session.
  • The Summer Advantage Grant will disburse in the session where the student is enrolled and participated in at least 10 units. Eligible students must have financial need as determined by the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) on file. Visit Billing and Disbursement for examples and additional information.
  • Repeating a course for a second time during the summer term may affect financial aid eligibility. Please see Changes That May Affect Your Aid for details.
  • Please visit Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to determine how summer enrollment may affect SAP Maximum Timeframe and pace calculations.
  • Dropping a course or withdrawing from one or more summer terms may cause summer financial aid awards to be revised. See Changes to Enrollment for details.