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UC San Diego Summer Academy for Transfer Students

Learn about the Summer Academy.

Summer Session financial aid is available to eligible newly admitted Fall 2016 transfer students participating in the UC San Diego Summer Academy for Transfer Students. Summer Academy participants must be admitted to one of the following majors: Biological Sciences (Including SIO Marine Biology), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Mathematics.

Students should submit the financial aid application for the 2015-16 year by June 1 (in addition to the 2016-17 application for the Fall 2016). Enrollment in the Summer Academy will follow the calendar and deadlines for UCSD Summer Session 2 courses and financial aid summer awarding.

Additionally, students must maintain enrollment in the program in order to receive financial aid for the summer and in order to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for financial aid recipients.

  • U.S. Citizens and Eligible Permanent Residents
  • AB 540 Eligible students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • International Students
    • Federal and State regulations preclude awarding financial aid to international students.

Application Process

  • Submit the 2015-16 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by June 1. If you have already submitted a 2015-16 application but did not include UCSD, you may simply add UCSD with school code 001317 on your list of colleges.
  • Submit to the UCSD Financial Aid and Scholarships Office any additional financial aid documents requested by July 1 in order to be considered for financial aid.
  • Financial aid eligibility will be determined after submission of the 2015-2016 FAFSA or California Dream Application, and upon confirmation of summer academy enrollment.
  • An e-mail notification will be sent to your @UCSD e-mail address directing you to access “TritonLink” to view and accept your summer session financial aid awards.
  • Summer Session financial aid for the Summer Academy will be credited to your UCSD student account beginning July 22.

Types of Financial Aid

  • U. S. Citizens and Eligible Permanent Residents Students eligible to submit a FAFSA will be considered for summer Pell Grant only if there is remaining Pell Grant eligibility from 2015-16 academic year. Students will also be considered for Federal Direct Loan funds for summer if the annual maximum has not been reached. Parents of dependent students may apply for a Federal Direct PLUS loan. Alternative or private loans may also assist in paying your portion of the costs not covered by other financial aid. Students with financial need will also be considered for a Summer Academy Grant based upon available funds.
  • AB 540 Eligible students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents Students who are AB 540 eligible who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who submit a CA Dream Act will be considered for alternative or private loans to pay the portion of the costs not covered by other financial aid. Students with financial need will also be considered for a Summer Academy Grant based upon available funds.
  • International Students Federal and State regulations preclude awarding financial aid to international students.

Summer Academy Costs & Sample Packages

The Summer Academy offers a five week residential Summer Session program for 8 units of university credit toward the major, with participation in high-impact educational programs, and an opportunity to develop strong ties to faculty in your major, peers and campus. Successful completion of the Academy will shorten time-to-degree and contribute to student success. The overall costs of the program include tuition, fees, educational programs, housing, meals, books, and supplies.

Financial aid loans and/or grants, if eligible, are available to assist students and families in paying the remaining costs to attend the academy. View sample Summer Academy financial aid packages.

(International students are not eligible for Federal or State financial aid.)