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UC Summer Session Financial Aid

Learn about the types of financial aid available to UC San Diego students enrolled in summer sessions at UCSD or other UC campuses.

Summer Session 2017

Enrolling in the appropriate summer session classes can help you make faster progress toward your degree. If you're considering summer session enrollment, consult with your academic and/or departmental advisors regarding summer course selection.

Eligibility

Summer financial aid differs from academic year financial aid. The summer term is a trailer to the academic year award cycle. Students applying for summer 2017 financial aid must submit a 2016-17 FAFSA or CA Dream App.

Current UCSD undergraduates:

  • Financial aid is available to current UCSD undergraduate students who apply online via the Summer Financial Aid Application on TritonLink.
  • Students must have been enrolled during winter or spring quarter of the regular 2016-2017 school year, or have been re-admitted for the fall quarter 2017.
  • Students must have submitted a 2016-2017 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by May 1, 2017.
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum 6 units for summer. This can be any combination of summer sessions at UCSD or at another UC.
  • Students must not have completed their degree by the end of spring quarter 2017.
  • Students must enroll for summer courses prior to filing a summer financial aid application.
  • See additional instructions and deadlines: How to Apply for Summer Session Financial Aid and Financial Aid: Summer Session Disbursement

Newly admitted students (pre-matriculated students):

  • Newly admitted students who will matriculate (attend) in fall may be eligible for financial aid. These newly admitted students who attend in the summer, taking courses recommended by their advisor, are referred to as pre-matriculated students during summer session.
  • Pre-matriculated students admitted to Fall Quarter 2017) who are enrolled in a minimum of 6 units of summer session academic credit at UCSD must submit the 2016-17 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by June 30, 2017.
  • AB540 students who are not eligible to submit a FAFSA should submit a 2016-17 CA Dream App.
  • Use UCSD’s school code of 001317 on the FAFSA or CA Dream App.
  • Confer with your advisor to select the appropriate summer session classes.
  • See additional instructions and deadlines: How to Apply for Summer Session Financial Aid and Financial Aid: Summer Session Disbursement

International students:

  • International students are not eligible for Federal or State aid, and should not submit a FAFSA or CA Dream Application.

Calculate your fees for UCSD courses:

Course fees = $273 per unit (undergraduate); $342 per unit (graduate)

Undergraduate example: $273 x 4 units = $1092.00 per 4-unit class

Additional campus-based fees listed below ($164.48 per session) will be assessed (maximum $328.96):

  • ICA Student Activity Fee (undergraduate only), $65.73 per session
  • Recreation Facility Fee, $53.50 per session
  • University Center Fee, $45.25 per session

Some courses may require material fees; all students enrolled in those courses pay the material fee. Refer to the Summer Session website for further information.

Types of summer aid available:

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For FAFSA filers

Grants

You may be eligible for residual summer Pell Grant if:

  • You have remaining 2016-17 Pell Grant that you did not receive during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.

You may be eligible for UCSD summer grants if:

  • You filed your FAFSA by March 2.
  • You have financial need after any Pell Grant or outside scholarships have been awarded to you for summer. UCSD summer grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scholarships

Be sure to apply for outside agency scholarships to help meet your Summer Session costs.

Loans

If you've filed your FAFSA by March 2, wait until the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office notifies you of your eligibility for grants before you make a decision about borrowing.

Look into other types of financial aid before you apply for alternative or private loans!

  • If you haven't already borrowed your annual maximum, you can use Federal Direct loan funds for summer.If you're a dependent student, your parents can apply for a Federal Direct PLUS loan.

    • Plan ahead and reserve some of your direct loan eligibility for Summer, instead of borrowing up to the limit during the regular academic year.
    • If you advance a grade level, you may be eligible to borrow additional loan amounts for Summer.
    • Review the maximum limits allowed for undergraduate direct loans.
  • If you're a dependent student, your parents can apply for a Federal Direct PLUS loan.

  • Alternative or private loans can pay the portion of your costs not covered by other financial aid.

    • Keep in mind that lenders and loan programs are subject to change.
    • Browse UC Private Lender Lists for alternative loan options.

For California Dream Act filers

Grants

You may be eligible for UCSD summer grants if:

Scholarships

Be sure to apply for outside agency scholarships to help meet your Summer Session costs.

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