If you would like to be considered for summer financial aid, you must complete both the following steps by their respective deadlines:
- Submit your 2020-2021 FAFSA by June 30, 2020 though it is recommended that you complete your FAFSA by May 31, 2020 to ensure your record can be successfully submitted. Please note that the 2020-2021 FAFSA that is required for summer aid is last year’s form, which is different than the 2021-2022 FAFSA that you may have already completed for fall financial aid.
- Complete the online Summer Financial Aid Estimator by logging into My Aid by June 12, 2020 to be considered for grant funding.
After May 31, 2020 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:
- Apply for the Summer Bridge Scholarship by mid May.
- Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA or 2020-2021 CA Dream Act Application (by May 22, though it is highly recommended that you complete your FAFSA or CA Dream Act earlier). Please note that the 2020-2021 FAFSA or CA Dream Act that is required for Summer Bridge is last year’s form, which is different than the 2021-2022 FAFSA or CA Dream Act that you may have already completed for fall financial aid.
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 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.
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.