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Begin college this summer!

August 4 - September 13, 2018

Begin college this summer!

August 4 - September 13, 2018


Financial Aid

If you would like to be considered for summer financial aid, you must complete both the following steps by their respective deadlines:

  1. Submit your 2017-2018 FAFSA by June 30, 2018 though it is recommended that you complete your FAFSA by May 31, 2018 to ensure your record can be successfully submitted. Please note that the 2017-2018 FAFSA that is required for summer aid is last year's form, which is different than the 2018-2019 FAFSA that you may have already completed for fall financial aid.
  2. Complete the online Summer Financial Aid Estimator by logging into My Aid by June 15, 2018 to be considered for grant funding.

After May 31, 2018 loans may be available, based on your personal financial situation. In order to be eligible to apply for summer aid, please also keep in mind that you must enroll in a minimum of six (6) units.

If you would like to be considered for a Summer Bridge Scholarship, you must complete the following steps by their respective deadlines:

  1. Apply for the Summer Bridge Scholarship starting April 21st and no later than May 25th.
  2. Complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA or 2017-2018 CA Dream Act Application (due May 31, though it is highly recommended that you complete your FAFSA or CA Dream Act early). Please note that the 2017-2018 FAFSA or CA Dream Act that is required for Summer Bridge is last year's form, which is different than the 2018-2019 FAFSA or CA Dream Act that you may have already completed for fall financial aid.

Payment

If you are applying for summer financial aid, once you have accepted your aid award after completing the steps listed above, any aid distributed to you will automatically count towards your account balance. Any remaining fees, if any, will be requested from you at that time.

Summer Bridge students will also pay the mandatory $179 campus fee upon enrollment in order to reserve their spot in the program. However, this fee will eventually be covered once scholarship funds are fully distributed.

Disclaimer

The State of California requires that you are told the following: Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including income-based repayment plans and loan forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.

Visit the UCI Financial Aid and Scholarships website for more information about applying for summer financial aid.