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Important Updates

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
  • Financial aid is awarded based on all registered units, including waitlisted classes.
  • Students should have all verification and documents requested by our office submitted and completed.
  • Students who did not attend spring 2022 are not eligible for summer financial aid with the following exceptions:
    • Students who were approved for a Planned Educational Leave Program for spring 2022
    • Newly admitted students for the 2022-23 academic year
  • For most financial aid to disburse, a student must be enrolled in at least six (6) units. Waitlisted units do not count toward disbursement. See Billing and Disbursement for details.
  • Students are required to acknowledge the Code of Academic Conduct through MyUCDavis at the start of each summer session. For more information please visit Academic Participation.
  • 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 Canceling or Withdrawing for details.