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Important Updates

  • In observance of Juneteenth, Financial Aid and Scholarships will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
  • 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.

Types of Summer Aid

The type of summer funding a student is eligible for is determined by information from a student's FAFSA or CADAA. The student’s financial aid offer will be determined by their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Factors that may affect financial aid eligibility include income level, enrollment status, residency, grade point average, and aid used during the regular academic year.

Admitted or continuing students must log in to MyAwards to view their aid package and requirements.

Types of aid offered may include:


Grants are need-based gift aid that does not need to be repaid as long as the student maintains eligibilityPlease note that summer institutional grant funding is limited for non-CA resident students.

California Residents and Non-CA Residents
  • Pell Grant
    • The grant offer is determined by your EFC.
    • Disbursement is dependent on the number of registered units.
  • Summer University Grant
    • Offered to students enrolled in a total of 6+ units for one or both sessions. 
  • Summer Advantage Grant
    • Offered to students enrolled in a total of 10+ units for one or both sessions.
    • The grant will disburse during the session in which total units reach the 10 unit minimum. 
Limited to California Residents 
  • Cal Grant
    • Cal Grants will ONLY be offered to graduating seniors with remaining eligibility.
    • Our office will notify these students after eligibility has been confirmed with the California Student Aid Commission. 
  • Dream Grant
    • Offered ONLY to California Dream Act applicants.
  • Campus Fee Grant
    • The grant is offered based on need and an enrollment requirement of at least 6 units. 


During the summer, students are offered unused loan eligibility from the regular academic year (2023-24). Loan offers may include:

Please see Important Summer Dates for loan deadlines. For more information regarding loans, please visit Loans.

Private Loans

Private loans are available during the Summer term. Please review eligibility at Private Loans.