Summer Edge Students

Financial Aid Overview 

To assist with costs, our office offers up to $2,800 in grant funding for Summer Edge Students based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA (or Dream Application if applicable). The average estimated budget for Summer Edge Students is $5,180 which includes tuition, housing, personal expenses, transportation, ect. For more information on the Summer Edge Programs available click here.

Eligibility Requirements

A 2019-2020 FAFSA is needed for new students to receive financial aid for the 2020 summer quarter. This is in addition to the 2020-2021 FAFSA you must file for the upcoming school year.

  • Submit a 2019-2020 FAFSA by June 27.

  • Students selected for verification,* must submit the required documents to receive financial aid. 
  • Summer Edge is a 7 credit (minimum) program. You must enroll and complete all courses to maintain aid eligibility.

  • If you applied for financial aid at a prior institution for 2019-2020, make a correction to this FAFSA and include UC Santa Cruz School Code 001321.

Examples of Financial Aid Packages

    First Year Student, Dependent, 7 credits, 1000 Expected Family Contribution

    Transfer Student, 7 credits, 0 Expected Family Contribution     

First Year Example of Billed Costs

Tuition: $1,759 

Housing: $1,599

Health Insurance: $460

Total: $3,818


 Estimated Aid Available

-Grant $2,657
-Federal Direct Subsidized Loan $2,380
-Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: $143

Total: $5,180


Transfer Example of Billed Costs

Tuition: $1,759

Housing: $1,794

Health Insurance: $460

Tota: $4,013


Estimated Aid Available                          

-Grant $2,800

-Federal Direct Subsidized Loan $2,380

-Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan $0

 Total: $5,180

Grant funding available, billed costs, and examples of aid packages are estimates and are subject to change. 

*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.