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Important Updates

UC Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

What is the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan?

The Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan ensures that eligible California undergraduates with an annual family income of less than $80,000 will have their systemwide - or base - tuition and fees covered by gift aid. As part of your Financial Aid package, you will be awarded enough Federal, State, University, and/or private grants/scholarships to cover your base tuition and fees for the school year. Base tuition and fees are $12,570 for 2019-20 and 2020-21; however, it is important to note that no student will receive more grant support than their calculated financial need.

How do I apply?

To be considered, file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) no later than March 2 each year.  For first-time applicants, you must also submit a Cal Grant GPA verification form to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by March 2.  For details, please visit Apply for Financial Aid.

How do I qualify and maintain eligibility?

To qualify and maintain eligibility you will need to meet the following criteria:

Additional Information

Visit the University of California's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan website.

Have Questions?

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