Summer Financial Aid

Eligibility Requirements

Summer Financial aid is available for current UC Santa Cruz students who enroll in UCSC Summer Session or in summer at another UC campus. 

Students must:

  • Complete 6+ credits to be considered for federal and state aid including a Summer Pell Grant (if Pell eligible) of up to $1,973 
  • Complete 10+ credits and be a California resident to be considered for the $2,200 Summer University Grant 

Students should not expect the same amount of aid available during fall, winter, spring. 

If you do not receive aid or can pay tuition on your own, these credit minimums do not apply to you. 

Priority Financial Aid: the "priority" enrollment date for financial aid processing is June 1

Financial Aid Timeline by Student Type 

Student Type Enrolled BY June 1 Enrolled AFTER June 1
Active UCSC students (enrolled in spring)

Your aid will disburse on time. 

Summer Session 1, 8wk, 10wk: June 18

Summer Session 2: July 24

Your aid will be delayed. It may take up to three weeks after enrollment for your aid to disburse. Note - there may be less grant funds available.   

Re-admits (inactive UCSC students applying for re-admission) 

Your aid will disburse on time. 

Summer Session 1, 8wk, 10wk: June 18

Summer Session 2: July 24

Your aid will be delayed. It may take up to three weeks after enrollment for your aid to disburse.

Fall admits attending a Summer Academy

This ‘priority enrollment’ date does not apply to you. Please see your program website N/A

Fall admits taking summer classes (but not attending Summer Academy)

Your aid will disburse on time. 

Summer Session 1, 8wk, 10wk: June 18

Summer Session 2: July 24

Your aid will be delayed. It may take up to three weeks after enrollment for your aid to disburse.          

Intercampus enrollment – UCSC students taking  classes at another UC campus; Other UC students taking classes at UCSC

Your aid will disburse on time. 

Summer Session 1, 8wk, 10wk: June 18

Summer Session 2: July 24

Intercampus Form - Due June 1

Your aid will be delayed. It may take up to three weeks after enrollment for your aid to disburse.

Visiting students from other colleges, universities, or high schools

Not aid eligible Not aid eligible
Receiving Your Aid
  • You will be offered aid based on your enrollment and will be notified once your awards for summer are ready for you to accept/decline via your MyUCSC student portal. 
  • There is no separate application for summer aid.
Paying Summer Tuition
  • Tuition is due after you receive your aid.
  • If you enroll at another UC Campus, your financial aid from UC Santa Cruz will be paid to you directly and it is your responsibility to pay your summer charges.
For information on the cost to attend summer click here