Review a list of grants available to graduate and professional school students, and learn how to apply for them.
Annual amount: $12,000 maximum
Funded by: University of California
How to apply: File your FAFSA by March 2 each year to be considered for grants, which are all based on financial need. Submit any additional documents requested by the Financial Aid Office before the May 21 deadline.
Beginning in 2012-2013, these funds will be awarded as merit-based aid by the individual graduate programs. The FAFSA is still required for federal loans and should be submitted by students who may wish to learn of their student loan options at UC San Diego.
Annual amount: Varies
Funded by: Your graduate department or an outside source
How to apply: Contact your graduate department or the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS).
Amount: $12,192 maximum for Cal Grant A renewals; $12,192 + $1,551maximum for Cal Grant B renewals
Funded by: State of California (California Student Aid Commission)
Note: Amounts are set by the State government and are subject to change at any time. You must be enrolled full-time (12 or more units) to receive the full grant award.
Who's eligible: If you're a Cal Grant A or B recipient who plans to enroll in UCSD's EDS program, you may be eligible for a renewal of your Cal Grant for an additional year, if you meet the following requirements:
If you're enrolled in less than 12 units, you'll receive a reduced amount of the Cal Grant award:
For more information on Cal Grants and other EDS-specific programs, see a list of other EDS assistance programs (PDF).
Contact the Financial Aid Office, (858) 534-4480.