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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 summer, it is important that you meet the minimum unit requirements. Important factors include:

  • To be eligible for summer aid, a student must be enrolled in at least six (6) units during the summer term, which include Session 1, Session 2, and Special Session. Financial aid is awarded based on all registered units, including waitlisted classes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Repeating a course for a second time during the summer term can affect Financial Aid eligibility. Please see Changes that May Affect Your Aid for details. 
  • Please visit our SAP web page to determine how summer enrollment may affect Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Maximum Timeframe and pace calculations.
  • Beginning the first day of summer instruction, students are required to acknowledge the Code of Academic Conduct through MyUCDavis. For more information please visit
  • The Summer Advantage Grant will be disbursed in the session in which the student has participated in at least 10 units. Visit Billing and Disbursement for more information.