Learn what you need to do to be eligible to receive and keep post-graduate financial aid.
In the right place? If you're an undergraduate student, see Eligibility Requirements for Undergraduates.
Your financial aid funding is limited to a certain number of quarters, depending on the type and availability of aid, and the degree or certificate program you're in. For example, a Ph.D. student is eligible for all types of financial aid for 18 quarters, plus 3 additional quarters of limited funding.
To review how many quarters of aid you may be eligible for, see Section II(C) "Duration Limits" of UCSD's Graduate Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards for Financial Aid Eligibility (PDF).
The Financial Aid Office will verify your Social Security number with the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Note: The requirements for satisfactory academic progress for financial aid recipients may differ from the requirements for UCSD's minimum progress policy.
You must maintain progress toward a degree to receive and remain eligible for financial aid.
This progress includes a 3.0 cumulative GPA and credit for 36 units during the academic year. You can't receive more than 8 units of "U" (unsatisfactory) grades.
If you fail to meet SAP standards at the end of the probationary year, you will lose your financial aid eligibility.
"Default" means a failure to make loan payments or otherwise honor a loan's terms. Loan defaults are reported to credit bureaus and can influence future credit and your ability to receive financial aid.
If you're a male U.S. citizen (or eligible noncitizen) between the ages of 18 and 26, you must register with the Selective Service. Register in one of the following ways:
Before funds can be disbursed, you must be enrolled in at least 6 units per quarter and 8 units during Summer Session.
Contact the Financial Aid Office, (858) 534-4480.