Some financial aid is available for current UC Santa Cruz students who enroll in either UCSC Summer Session or in summer at another UC. Students should not expect to receive as much financial aid as is available during fall, winter and spring quarters.
Students who have been re admitted to the University for fall 2013 and wish to attend summer session need to get approval from their College Adviser and submit a 2013-2014 FAFSA by June 30, 2014.
To be considered for summer aid, you must enroll by June 20, 2014. Undergraduate students must enroll in a minimum of 10 credits 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.
Summer UC Santa Cruz Grants – For eligible undergraduate students, Summer UC Santa Cruz Grant may be available to help cover part of their tuition and fees.
Cal Grants - Undergraduate students who plan to graduate at the end of summer may use Cal Grant in summer if they have remaining eligibility. Graduate students enrolled during summer in the five-quarter UCSC Education Master's program who received a Cal Grant as an undergraduate, are eligible to apply to extend their Cal Grant for a fifth year. Submit form G-42, Request for Cal Grant 5th Year Benefits to CSAC.
Academic Department Awards - Some graduate students enrolled in summer may qualify for funding from their academic departments. Contact your department for more information.
Federal Direct Student Loans - Undergraduate and graduate students may be eligible if they have not used the annual (or lifetime) limit for their grade level during the 2013-14 academic year.
Federal Grad PLUS Loans - Graduate students may apply for the Grad PLUS to help with the cost of attending classes in summer.
Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) - Parents may apply for a PLUS to help undergraduate students with the cost of attending summer session. Parents may borrow up to the full cost of summer, less any financial aid assistance the student receives. Students who receive a Summer PLUS loan as their only means of financial aid during the summer must pay summer session fees from their own resources. Students/parents will receive a reimbursement once the loan is approved and disbursed.