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Mission and Principles of Service

Read the mission and principles of service held by UC San Diego's Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office to ensure all admitted students can attend UC San Diego, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Our Principles of Service

  • We aim to serve every student who attends or seeks to attend UC San Diego and to ensure the highest quality service for all, regardless of background or interests.
  • We strive to be informative, up to date, organized, and timely in response to students' and parents' needs.
  • We are friendly, courteous, and helpful student service professionals when providing our clients with personalized and individual attention.
  • We help and support one another, and each member of our staff is a valuable resource for all other staff members. Our actions show our concern for our students and each other.
  • We respect the confidentiality of the information we collect, and protect and secure all information submitted by students and parents.

The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office is an integral part of Student Affairs and is a member of Enrollment Management unit, which also includes Undergraduate Admissions, California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP), Parent and Family Programs, Registrar's Office, and Student Affairs Technology Services (SATS).