Summer Financial Aid

Students who meet the eligibility requirements below will automatically be considered for aid in summer when they enroll.  If you are an undergraduate student planning to enroll at another UC Campus, you must complete and submit the Summer Intercampus Financial Aid Application to our office no later than June 20, 2014. You may use summer aid awarded by UC Santa Cruz for attendance in a summer program at another UC campus.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for aid in summer you must:

  • Have submitted the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid and all requested documents by June 30, 2014.
  • Be a current UC Santa Cruz student who has not graduated (or, you graduated and can document that the course you are taking in summer is required for admission to graduate school).
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward your degree. Students who are not meeting financial aid SAP GPA, pace and/or time to degree requirements, and those who are academically barred or disqualified are not eligible to receive aid.
  • Enroll by June 20, 2014:  If you are an undergraduate - enroll in a minimum of 10 credits in summer to be eligible for campus based aid. For state and federal aid, you must enroll in a minimum of 6 credits. If you are a graduate student you must enroll in a minimum of 5 credits.
Receiving Summer Aid

If you are eligible for financial aid, the Summer Session Office will NOT require you to pay your tuition and fees before you receive your aid. Your financial aid will be applied to your Summer Session charges a few days prior to the beginning of the session in which you are enrolled.

If you enroll in Summer Session I and Summer Session II, any grant aid will be divided equally between these two sessions.  Loans will be paid at the beginning of the first session you attend.

If you enroll at another UC Campus, your financial aid from UC Santa Cruz will be paid to you directly and it is your responsibility to pay your summer charges.

If your aid does not pay all your charges, you are responsible for paying the remaining charges. If your aid exceeds your charges, Student Business Services will refund financial aid credit balances remaining after all UC Santa Cruz Summer Session charges are paid on or around the first day of the session you attend.

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