Summer Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can I sign up for financial aid?
  • Summer application process begins April 30th. For financial aid purposes, no application is required unless you are attending another UC or a newly admitted student for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Will I receive the same amount of financial aid during the summer compared to the regular quarter?
  • No.  Summer financial aid is awarded separately than the academic year. Students need to be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units to be eligible for most summer financial aid.
  • Do I need to notify the Financial Aid office if I change units?
  • Yes. If you have been awarded financial aid and you are now changing the amount of units you will be enrolled in you need to notify the Financial Aid office with a Summer Change in Aid.
  • Do I have to pay the Summer Campus Fee each summer session?
  • Students are required to pay the campus fee for each session they are attending. Please see Summer Sessions Website.
  • What is full-time and part-time status during the summer?
  • During the summer 6 units is considered part time and 12 units is considered full time.
  • Is my 2017-2018 FAFSA/Dream Application used to award summer financial aid?
  • Yes, the current 2017-2018 FAFSA/Dream Application is used for the summer term. If you have not filed a 2017-2018 FAFSA/Dream Application please do so.
  • Do I need to file a 2018-2019 FAFSA/Dream Application to be eligible for summer financial aid?
  • No. Summer financial aid eligibility will be calculated using the 2017-2018 FAFSA/Dream application.
  • Is financial aid different each session?
  • The amount of financial aid you receive is based on the total number of units and sessions you are enrolled in. Please see our Cost of Attendance for summer to get a better idea.
  • Is the cost higher for summer abroad compared to quarter abroad?
  • Summer financial aid is limited which can impact any out of pocket costs you may accrue compared to a quarters worth of financial aid.
  • Which courses are considered for Summer Abroad?
  • Please log into the Study Abroad website for more information.
  • I’m taking a summer abroad course, when will my financial aid disburse?
  • Since abroad is considered a special session course, aid will disburse during the summer session one date of June 15th.  
  • If I have graduated but still want to take some classes during the summer, will I still be eligible for financial aid?
  • No. You are not eligible for financial aid as a graduated student.
  • Will I be eligible for financial aid if I have filed to graduate?
  • No, you must be an active student or have filed to walk in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  • When is financial aid disbursed for summer?
  • Financial aid will be disbursed according to the units and sessions you are enrolled in. Please see our Billing and Disbursement section of our website.
  • My Spring Quarter Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal was approved. I have met the conditions of my appeal but still have a hold for the Summer term. Will I be eligible for summer financial aid?
  • Yes, as soon as the Spring grades are reviewed and our office determines you have met the conditions provided to you, you will be awarded summer financial aid.
  • I have decided not to attend Summer, how do I cancel my classes and how will my financial aid be impacted?
  • Please visit the Cancelling or Withdrawing During Summer section of our website. It is important to understand the potential impact cancelling or withdrawing may have on your financial aid.
  • I am a Graduate/Professional student, will I be eligible for summer financial aid?
  • No. Graduate/Professional students are not eligible for summer financial aid. Please refer to your program advisors for more information.