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Triton Food Pantry Now Open

Read article on the new Triton Food Pantry located at the Original Student Center adjacent to the AS Soft Reserves.

UCSD News: Triton Food Pantry opens at UC San Diego

Priority Deadline for filing the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application is: MARCH 2, 2015

Reapply for Financial Aid for 2015-16

Priority Deadline for filing the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application is: MARCH 2, 2015

Complete only ONE application. Indicate UCSD’s School Code: 001317

Students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents can complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Students who are AB540/AB2000 eligible and who are not eligible to submit a FAFSA, can submit the California Dream Act Application at www.CalDreamAct.org.

FAFSA Filers: A FAFSA worksheet is available to help you complete your FASFA on the web.

  • If you have not yet completed your 2014 tax return, estimate the amounts and then update your estimates once your tax returns are filed.
  • Update income tax figures using the IRS Data Retrieval tool via FAFSA on the web once your tax returns are filed.
  • If your parents are required to sign the FAFSA, they may also request a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov in lieu of submitting a FAFSA signature page.
  • If you do not receive a Student Aid Report email or notice from the Department of Education processor within 7 days after you have filed your FAFSA, follow up with the processor on the receipt of your application. The processor can be reached at 1-800-4FED AID (1-800-433-3243).

California Dream Act Application Filers: A Dream Application Worksheet is available to help you complete your application.

  • If you have not yet completed your 2014 tax return, estimate the amounts and then update your estimates once your tax returns are filed.
  • If your parents are required to sign the California Dream Act Application, they may also request a PIN at https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ in lieu of submitting a California Dream Act Application signature page.

Also be aware that May 21st is the deadline to provide additional required documents or complete any required actions which may include using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (for FAFSA filers) to verify your 2014 IRS Tax information or providing IRS Transcripts to our office.

Spring Quarter 2015 Financial Aid Disbursement Information

Spring Quarter 2015 Financial Aid Disbursements credit to student accounts beginning:

(Non Direct Loan awards) Thursday, February 26th
(Direct Loans) Saturday, March 21st
Registration fee payment deadline Friday, March 20, 2015.

Spring Quarter remainder funds for direct deposit will be available beginning Monday, March 30th. If you did not sign up for direct deposit, remainder checks will be mailed beginning Monday, March 30th.

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.
  • Your account will be credited once you're enrolled in Spring classes. (Wait-listed classes do NOT count as enrolled units.)
  • Review your Spring Quarter billing statement beginning March 3 to make sure your financial aid has been applied to your student account. Please note that Direct Loan funds will not credit your account until March 21 due to Federal regulations. However, pending Direct Loan payments will be calculated into your 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 Friday, March 6 for your Spring remainder funds to credit your bank account at the beginning of Spring Quarter, starting March 30.

Middle Class Scholarship

Read about the new Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) program for the 2014-15 academic year.

Financial Aid and Proposed Fall 15 Tuition Increases

Our School Code

UCSD School Code: 001317
Use for FAFSA or CA DREAM Act Application

About Us

Financial Aid Office
Phone: (858) 534-4480
Fax: (858) 534-5459

Student Services Center, 3rd floor north
(map and directions)
9500 Gilman Drive
Mail Code 0013
La Jolla, CA 92093-0013
finaid@ucsd.edu

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8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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