Eligibility Requirements

To assist with the costs of participating in Summer Edge, the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office offers financial aid to students who meet the eligibility criteria. Need-based aid such as grants and subsidized loans are offered based on financial need as determined by the information provided on the FAFSA or Dream Application. No-need financial aid, such as unsubsidized and parent plus loans is also available. 

Eligibility Requirements

To receive financial aid for the 2023 summer quarter, students must:

  • Submit a 2022-23 FAFSA or Dream Application by June 30. This is in addition to the 2023-2024 FAFSA or Dream Application for the upcoming school year.
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  • Transfer students who applied for financial aid at a prior institution for 2022-2023 must make a correction to their FAFSA or Dream Application and include UC Santa Cruz School Code 001321
  • Students selected for verification* must submit the required documents to receive financial aid via their MyAid Verify portal 
  • Students must enroll and complete the STEV 26 course (first-year students) or the KRESGE 25 course (transfer students) 
  • Must enroll and complete 7 credits (minimum) to maintain aid eligibility

Summer edge is a 7-credit (minimum) program. Changing the number of credits you enroll in can impact your financial aid eligibility. Your financial aid may be decreased or canceled if:

  • If you drop below 7 credits 
  • Fail to enroll and complete the Stevenson 26 or Kresge 25 course 
  • If you withdraw from a course or the summer quarter

Please note: Financial aid for summer edge students is dependent on your fall admission acceptance. If your admission is canceled or deferred to a future quarter, or you withdraw your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), your summer aid will be canceled.

*Verification is a process required by the state and federal government 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.