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

Spring Quarter 2014 financial aid disbursement

Spring Quarter 2014 Financial Aid Disbursements credited to student accounts beginning:

  • (Non Direct Loan awards) Thursday, February 27
  • (Direct Loans) Saturday, March 22
  • Registration fee payment deadline Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Quarter remainder funds for direct deposit will be available beginning Monday, March 31. If you did not sign up for direct deposit, remainder checks will be mailed beginning Monday, March 31st.

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 4 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 22 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 7 for your Spring remainder funds to credit your bank account at the beginning of Spring Quarter, starting March 31.

Important 2014-15 financial aid deadline: March 2

The priority deadline to complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application for 2014-15 Financial aid is March 2.

Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents can complete the FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov and list UC San Diego’s Federal School Code: 001317.

Otherwise, students who are AB540 eligible and who are NOT eligible to submit a FAFSA, can submit the California Dream Act Application at www.CalDreamAct.org and use UCSD School Code: 001317.

Estimate your 2013 income tax return amounts

Use estimated amounts when filing your application if you have not yet filed your tax returns.

FAFSA filers can update the income tax figures using the IRS Data Retrieval tool via FAFSA on the web once your tax returns are filed.

California Dream Act Application can update your estimates at www.CalDreamAct.org after filing your tax returns.

Department of Education PIN for FAFSA filers

Obtain both a student and a parent Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN). Use it as an electronic signature for online FAFSA filing and corrections, and later for Federal Direct Loan promissory notes.

Go to pin.ed.gov and select “Apply for a PIN.”

Document verification deadlines

Submit any requested financial aid documents or complete any required actions which may include using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to verify 2013 IRS Tax information or provide IRS Tax Transcripts.

Contact the UC San Diego Financial Aid Office if you have any questions at (858) 534-4480 or at finaid@ucsd.edu.

Our FAFSA Code

UCSD FAFSA Federal School Code: 001317

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

Student Services Center, 3rd floor north
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9500 Gilman Drive
Mail Code 0013
La Jolla, CA 92093-0013

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