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Financial aid information for prospective undergraduates, continuing undergraduates, grad/professional students, parents, and veterans and their families.

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Important Information for Winter Quarter 2018

Winter Quarter 2018 registration fee payment deadline: Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

Winter Quarter remainder funds for direct deposit will be available beginning Monday, January 8, 2018. If your student did not sign up for direct deposit, remainder checks will be mailed beginning Monday, January 8, 2018.

To make sure your financial aid is available in time to pay your fees:

  • Regularly check your Financial Aid Checklist to view and/or complete requested items or actions.
  • Frequently review your UCSD e-mail account for messages from the Financial Aid Office.
  • If you have loans, make sure you complete all the required paperwork and the TritonLink loan counseling session. Questions about Perkins Loan or University Loan required paperwork can be directed to Student Business Services at studentbusiness@ucsd.edu.
  • See additional disbursement requirements and make sure you've complied with them.
  • If you have met all disbursement requirements, then once you have enrolled in Winter Quarter Classes, your financial aid will disburse to your UCSD student account. (Wait-listed classes do NOT count as enrolled units.)
  • Review your Winter Quarter billing statement beginning December 2 to make sure financial aid has been applied to his/her UCSD account. Please note that Direct Loan funds will not credit to student accounts until December 30 due to Federal regulations. However, pending Direct Loan payments will be calculated into the current online balance on TritonLink.
    Billing statement tip: Access the "Current Account Activity" view on your TritonLink bill for up-to-date account activity.
  • Sign up for direct deposit by Tuesday, December 5, 2017 for your Winter remainder funds to credit your bank account at the beginning of Winter Quarter, starting January 8.

Reapply for 2018-2019 Financial Aid

FAFSA/California Dream Act Application is now available at www.fafsa.ed.gov or www.CalDreamAct.org. The FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application will collect income information from the tax/calendar year 2016.

New student programs

Read about the Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) program.

Learn about the new Triton Food Pantry located at the Original Student Center adjacent to AS Soft Reserves.

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