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News & Important Dates

Conditional Aid Offers for Prospective Students

New undergraduate students admitted to the fall quarter who submit a FAFSA or Dream Application will receive a conditional aid offer from May 2 - May 15. The conditional aid offer is based on data provided on your financial aid application. 

Update on Access to the 2024-25 FAFSA Form for Contributors Without a Social Security Number

The Department of Education is temporarily allowing contributors without an SSN to enter and complete the 2024-25 FAFSA. Students and contributors without an SSN must continue to manually enter their tax information. These changes should significantly streamline the application process for students who have contributors without an SSN. The Department of Education continues to address known issues impacting applicant experiences as outlined in the Issue Alerts page and the Technical FAQ Known Issues Guide to continuously improve the 2024-25 FAFSA experience.

Middle Class Scholarship Update

The MCS program has undergone significant changes, and many more students are eligible. Our Office is confirming award amounts with CSAC and will disburse the funds once we have confirmed eligibility. MCS amounts may fluctuate from original awards based on newly awarded grants/scholarships or changes to the Cost of Attendance. Please visit our website and monitor your UC Santa Cruz email for updates.

Service Hours  

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, our office will be working remotely from 5/17/2024 - June 7, 2024. During this time, our front counter will be closed. Zoom Drop-in Advising will be available M-F, 10 AM to 4 PM, and Phones Drop-in Advising M-F, 1 PM to 4 PM. 

Zoom Drop-In Advising: M-F, 10 AM to 1 PM 

Phones Drop-In Advising: M-F, 1 PM to 4 PM  

Front Counter Drop-In Advising: M-F, 1 PM to 4 PM

Please check our Contact Information page for our up-to-date service hours and availability.