Eligibility Requirements

To assist with the costs of participating in Summer Edge, our office offers grant funding based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA or Dream Application in addition to other types of aid including student loans. The average estimated budget for Summer Edge Students is $5,284 if enrolled in a session or $9,647 if enrolled in multiple sessions. These budgets include tuition, housing, personal expenses, books and supplies, and transportation. For more information on the Summer Edge Programs available click here.

Eligibility Requirements

A 2021-2022 FAFSA or Dream Application is needed for new students to receive financial aid for the 2022 summer quarter. This is in addition to the 2022-2023 FAFSA or Dream Application you must file for the upcoming school year.

  • Submit a 2021-2022 FAFSA or Dream Application by June 30two fafsas
  • Students selected for verification,* must submit the required documents to receive financial aid. 
  • Summer Edge is a 7 credit (minimum), summer session 2 program. You must enroll and complete all courses to maintain aid eligibility.
  • If you applied for financial aid at a prior institution for 2021-2022, make a correction to this FAFSA or Dream Application and include UC Santa Cruz School Code 001321.fafsa info transfers

*Verification is a process required by the state and federal government that is intended to improve the accuracy of the information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Application. College financial aid offices may not disburse federal student aid until the verification process is complete. In addition to verifying certain tax information on the federal tax return, UC Santa Cruz employs an in-depth analysis when awarding our own institutional grant funds. Your financial aid offer may be adjusted as a result of the verification process.  Federal, state, and institutional aid is most commonly adjusted due to factors such as the reported number in the household/college, untaxed income (retirement contributions, foreign income exclusion, asset depreciation, Social Security benefits, etc.), investment net worth, and tax filing status.