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Commencement of Academic Activity

Information on the process of verifying student academic activity for the purpose of financial aid

Beginning in Summer Session 1 2022, UC San Diego will implement a new tracking process to monitor commencement of academic activity for all undergraduate level, graduate level, and professional level students. The Department of Education requires that we track that that a student has commenced academic activity in a class for that class to be counted towards eligibility for Title IV federal financial aid (e.g., Pell Grant, Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, PLUS loans; see below for more information).