Summer 2019 Financial Aid

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Summer Financial Aid

UC Davis students attending over summer may be eligible to receive financial aid to assist with costs. The UC Davis Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will begin packaging students for Summer 2019 by the end of May. Students will be notified via their UC Davis email once their financial aid package is available.

Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

Limited funds are available for UC Davis undergraduates who:

  • Filed a 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application
  • Meet other campus basic requirements for aid eligibility (for example, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, not be in default on student loans, not be in overpayment of a federal grant, etc.)
  • Have not filed to graduate for Spring Quarter 2019

AND meet one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled at UC Davis during Spring Quarter 2019
  • On an approved Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP) during Spring Quarter 2019
  • Freshman or transfer student admitted for Fall Quarter 2019

Types of Financial Aid

The type of summer funding a student is eligible for is determined by information from a student's 2018-2019 FAFSA or California Dream Act Application. Depending on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), students may be offered a variety of assistance that may be comprised of more than one award type. Factors that may affect financial aid eligibility include income level, enrollment status, 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 in aid packages may include GrantsLoansScholarshipsSpecial Program funds, or Defined Assistance Programs.


Grants are need-based awards that do not need to be repaid as long as the student maintains eligibility. Available summer grants may include:

  • Pell Grant
    • Disbursement is dependent on enrollment status. Enrollment status is determined by the number of units registered; wait-listed units do not count towards enrollment status.
  • Dream Grant
    • For California Dream Act applicants.
  • Campus Fee Grant
  • Summer University Grant
    • Awarded when a student has enrolled and academically participated in 6-9.5 units in one or both sessions
  • Summer Advantage Grant
    • Awarded when a student has enrolled and academically participated in 10+ units total in one or both sessions. 


During the summer, students are offered unused loan amounts from the regular academic year. Loans offered may include:

  • Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans
  • Parent PLUS Loan
  • University Student Loan

Please see Important Dates for loan deadlines. For more information regarding loans, please visit our Loan section.

Alternative Loans

Alternative loans are available during the Summer term. Please review eligibility on our Alternative Loans page.

Summer Financial Aid Application

  • For continuing UC Davis students attending Summer Sessions on our campus or participating in Summer Abroad through our campus, your registration serves as your application for summer financial aid. Enroll for summer classes as soon as your registration appointment time is available. If attending both sessions, make sure you enroll in both sessions at the same time. Please refer to the Summer Sessions website for information on courses, registration, important dates and other information.
  • For students attending UC Davis AND another UC over the summer, please submit a Summer Financial Aid Application.
  • For students attending another UC only, you can submit the Summer Financial Aid Application via the Summer Estimator.
  • Students taking courses at a UC Extension are not eligible for summer financial aid.
  • Summer is considered one term for financial aid purposes. To be eligible for summer aid, you must be enrolled or waitlisted in at least six (6) units total during the summer term.
  • The amount of financial aid you receive is based on the total number of units and sessions you are enrolled in as of the date you are offered Summer Financial Aid. Please review our Billing and Disbursement webpage for additional details.
  • If you are enrolled in less than 6 units during Summer Session 1/ Special Sessions, you are responsible for paying Summer Session 1/ Special Session fees by the June 15 deadline. If you are combining units between Session 1/ Special Session and Session 2 to meet the 6 unit requirement, your aid will not disburse until Summer Session 2.
  • Once you are successfully packaged, you will receive an email notification to your UC Davis email address to view MyAwards. Please note that modifications to your enrollment may result in a change to your financial aid package, including in a possible reduction of grant and/or limiting your aid to loans. Please review our Cancelling or Withdrawing webpage for important information on changes to enrollment.
  • Beginning the first day of Summer instruction you are required to acknowledge the Code of Academic Conduct through your MyUCDavis. For more information please visit
  • The Summer Advantage Grant will be disbursed in the session in which you have participated in at least 10 units. Visit our Billing and Disbursement web page for more information.
  • You can use the Summer Change in Aid form to request a revision to your financial aid based on changes in your enrollment.
  • For Newly Admitted Freshmen and Transfer Students, UC Davis students attending summer at another UC campus, or students from another UC campus attending UC Davis, please see the index at the bottom for information regarding your application process.

Newly Admitted Freshmen and Transfer Students

Students Attending UC Davis From Another UC Campus

UC Davis Students Attending Summer at Another UC