Learn how your enrollment affects the disbursement of various types of undergraduate financial aid.
To receive financial aid, you must be enrolled in at least 6 units per quarter and 8 units during Summer Session. Before the start of Fall Quarter you must have completed a minimum of 36 units and have a GPA of 2.0 to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for the academic year.
These grant amounts are reduced if you're enrolled in less than 12 units. Pell Grants and Cal Grant stipends pay according to the number of enrolled units:
These loan funds are based on your actual number of enrolled units at the time of disbursement.
To be eligible for Summer Session financial aid, you must enroll in at least 8 quarter units in one UCSD Summer Session or a combination of sessions.
If you're attending other UC summer sessions, you must enroll in at least 8 quarter units, with the exception of UC Berkeley and UC Merced where you must enroll in at least 6 semester units.
If you're enrolled in multiple sessions, your aid will be divided among the sessions.
If your enrollment changes after you've been awarded summer aid, it may affect the amount of your summer eligibility, and as a result:
Read more about financial aid for summer sessions.