Award packaging covers your financial need with a mix of different types of financial aid.
- "Need" is the difference between the UCSD budget (your estimated costs) and your expected family contribution, as determined by your FAFSA). Read more about how UCSD determines financial aid awards.
- If you're eligible for financial aid, your need will be funded by various sources on a first-come, first-served basis, based on fund availablity. Funds are distributed in the following sequence:
- Outside resources, including veterans benefits, college fee waivers, and ROTC funds
- Scholarships from UCSD and outside agencies
- Federal Pell Grant
- Cal Grant for California Residents
- Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)
- Federal Work-Study and/or Perkins Loan or University Loan
- UC grants: Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Opportunity Grant (OG), and Grant-in-Aid (GIA)
Effective for Fall 2016 Admits:
The university is unable to provide university grant or scholarship support to Non-California Residents. Federal Pell Grant, Work-Study, and student loans are available to assist with education costs.
You must file your FAFSA by March 2 to be eligible for Work-Study, Perkins loans, UC grants, or new Cal Grant awards.
See more information on all types of financial aid.