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Early Filing Date

A variety of aid is available for all income levels. Whether or not you believe  you are eligible, we encourage all students to apply for financial aid each year. 

The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Dream Application will be available starting October 1. We advise students to submit their applications early using 2016 tax return information. For more information, watch this quick video

Important Next Steps


Student Study

Be sure to complete all necessary steps to receive your financial aid on time. It is important to meet all deadlines, submit any paperwork if requested by our office, and accept/decline your awards on your MyUCSC student portal. Continue»

Billing Statement Due Dates for 2017-2018

Bill Due Dates

News & Important Dates


Fall Quarter is Around the Corner

September 19: First financial aid disbursement credits student bill. Fall financial aid disbursements continue every business day after 
September 21: Fall bill is due for Undergraduate Students
September 23: Our office will be open this Saturday afternoon for Adviser Drop-In Hours from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
September 25-September 29: Our office will be open for extended service hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
October 6: Fall bill is due for Graduate Students

Financial Aid Verification Documents Are Past Due

The documentation deadline has passed. Please make sure to check your To Do Lists on your UCSC student portal for any requested financial aid documents. If you are currently experiencing difficulty retrieving your 2015 tax transcript online via the IRS website, you can submit the 4506T form to the IRS in order to have the 2015 tax transcript mailed directly to you. Please make best effort to get your documentation submitted ASAP. If documentation is submitted late, we cannot guarantee aid to be available prior to the fee deadline. Students with fees that are not paid by the deadline will be assessed a late fee from Student Business Services and/or Housing. Please contact the respective department regarding any payment arrangements.