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:
- An undergraduate in your first four (4) years of UC attendance (first two for transfers)
- A California resident or qualify for a nonresident tuition exemption under AB 540
- Your family earns less than $80,000 annually
- Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is less than your Estimated Cost of Attendance
- Enrolled in at least six (6) units (half-time)
- Maintain UC Davis Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards
Visit the University of California's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan website.