Domestic Non-California Residents

Financial Aid Information for Domestic Non-California Residents

Domestic Non-California Residents are eligible for federal financial aid based on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Non-California residents are not eligible for state and university need-based funding. To help non-California families meet this funding requirement, we have provided a list of possible financial resources below:

  • Submit your FAFSA on or before May 2. The 2024-2025 application opens on December 2023. Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA application on or before the May 2, 2024 deadline. The application will use 2022 income information.
  • All entering students are automatically considered for institutional scholarships based on their UC Application for Admission and Scholarships, including the Deans Award and Regents Scholarship. For your convenience, our office maintains an extended list of private scholarship opportunities. For a list of scholarships, please visit Private Scholarships page.
  • Our office maintains information on federal and private loans. Please visit our Loan Programs page for more information.

For tuition purposes, California residency is determined by residence deputies in the Office of the University Registrar, independent from the Admissions and Financial Aid and Scholarships offices. The UC residence policy considers the state of residence of students and their supporting parents to determine California residence for tuition purposes. The process of obtaining California residency status may be very difficult for non-California resident students. For information on establishing California residence for tuition purposes, please visit the Office of the Registrar website.

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