Newly Admitted Freshmen and Transfer Students

Newly Admitted Freshmen and Transfer Students

Summer financial aid is available for newly admitted freshman and transfer students which includes the Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) and Transfer Edge program. Please see below for your corresponding group on requirements that need to be completed to be eligible for summer financial aid.

Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP)

STEP is a two-year program that begins with a six-week summer residential program. STEP offers participants six units of college credit, academic advising, skill development opportunities, and an orientation to the campus.

Students in the STEP program admitted for fall 2020 will need to complete the following criteria to be eligible for financial aid:

  • Submit your Statement of Intent to Register
  • Submit a Statement of Legal Residence
    • University Policy requires all students to submit a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR), which is used to determine tuition charges. Campus residence determinations may also impact financial aid. Visit the Office of the University Registrar’s website for more information about the Statement of Legal Residence.

Visit FAQs - STEP to learn more.

Transfer Edge

The Transfer Edge program is a six-week, 6-7 unit program with an optional residential component offered during Summer Session 2. 

Transfer Edge will provide an opportunity for students to get a jumpstart on courses, learn more about campus resources, build community with incoming transfer and other UC Davis students, and explore the great Davis Community.

Transfer Edge students admitted for fall 2020 will need to complete the following criteria to be eligible for financial aid:

  • Submit your Statement of Intent to Register
  • Submit a Statement of Legal Residence
    • University Policy requires all students to submit a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR), which is used to determine tuition charges. Campus residence determinations may also impact financial aid. Visit the Office of the University Registrar’s website for more information about the Statement of Legal Residence.

Other Newly Admitted Freshman and Transfer Students

Newly admitted freshman and transfer students for fall 2020 must meet the following criteria to be eligible for financial aid:

  • Submit your Statement of Intent to Register
  • Submit a Statement of Legal Residence
    • University Policy requires all students to submit a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR), which is used to determine tuition charges. Campus residence determinations may also impact financial aid. Visit the Office of the University Registrar’s website for more information about the Statement of Legal Residence.
  • File a 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application as the summer term will be part of the 2019-20 academic year. UC Davis school code 001313.
  • Submit your online Summer Session Application with Office of Undergraduate Education.
  • Once you have registered in summer courses apply for summer financial aid by submitting a paper Summer Financial Aid Application (available start of summer term).
  • Log into your MyAwards to complete requirements for the summer term. Please make sure to select the 2019-20 term.
  • If you plan on attending another UC for the summer term please visit UC Davis Students Attending Summer 2020 at Another UC site to get more information regarding being eligible for summer financial aid.

For additional information regarding the application process and eligibility requirements, please refer to Summer Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements and Maintaining Financial Aid Eligibility sections.

For more information regarding how changes may affect your aid, please visit our Consumer section.