An Extensive Guide to UC Davis Financial Aid
The University of California, Davis (UCD or UC Davis) is the seventh campus of the University of California since 1959. UC Davis, or simply Davis (for friends), has such a good reputation that it is known as Public Ivy. It is only to be expected that this school has sky-high tuition of $14,495 (in-state) and $44,249 (out-of-state).
If Davis is your dream school, but you can’t afford to cash out that much money, you can always apply for UC Davis financial aid. DoNotPay will introduce you to your options!
The first step of applying for any form of financial aid is completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information in this form will determine the type of funding you are eligible for. Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will also play a part in the amount the Davis financial office offers to you.
Other factors that affect your eligibility for financial aid include:
- Income level
- Enrollment status
- Grade point average
The financial aid you can apply for at Davis can be divided into four groups:
Work-study is awarded to undergraduates based on need, but not all students can receive it—funding is limited. This type of financial aid is paid in the form of a payroll check for hours worked. You can find all job listings online at Handshake.
Student loans are a type of financial aid that needs to be repaid with interest. You will have to give the money back when you graduate or:
- Withdraw from college
- Drop below half-time status (fewer than six units per quarter)
You can apply for the following loans:
- Federal direct subsidized loan
- University Student loan
- Federal direct unsubsidized loan
- Parent PLUS loan
- California Dream loan
- Federal Perkins loan
Scholarships are a type of financial aid that doesn’t require repayment. They are usually based on academic success. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for any of the following types of scholarships:
- Undergraduate scholarships
- Prestigious scholarships
- Outside scholarships
- UC Davis scholarships
- Middle Class scholarship
Grants are another form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid, and they are need-based. Take a look at the table below to see more info about the available types of grants at the UCD:
|Orientation Grant||It is available for students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $5,846. How much money you will get depends on the current housing status and orientation fee charge|
|University Grants||Funds for University grants are limited and awarded to eligible students based on their FAFSA or Dream Act application filing date. This grant is awarded to undergraduate students who meet grant eligibility criteria according to the UC Education Financing Mode|
|Federal Pell Grant||This grant is available for undergraduates. Students can’t receive Pell Grant funds from more than one school at the same time|
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)||This grant is reserved for undergraduate students who demonstrate significant financial need|
|Cal Grants A and B||Students who are California residents and demonstrate proper academic achievement can apply|
|California Chafee Grant||This grant is available for current or former foster youth|
|California Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant (LEPD)||This program gives grants to spouses and dependents of California peace officers (Highway Patrol, sheriffs, marshalls, and police officers)|
|Students With Dependent Children Grant||This grant is given to students with children under 18 years old who they support more than 50%. The students must not have received full Cal Grant access for Students with Dependents|
You can count on three scenarios when filing your financial aid application. It is possible that you:
- Get the financial aid you hoped for
- Get the grant but are not satisfied with the amount offered
- Are rejected
The first option is great, but what can you do if one of the other two occurs? You should not get discouraged—instead, file an appeal letter!
Our app can help you draft a financial aid appeal letter in minutes. You don’t have to waste your time on writing the letter on your own—follow these simple steps instead:
- Sign up for DoNotPay
- Search for the Appeal for More Financial Aid product
- Include the amount of financial aid other schools offered you if you applied to more than one
- Give us the relevant info about your family’s current financial status
DoNotPay will make sure the University of California, Davis gets your appeal letter as soon as possible.
Check out the table below for detailed guides to the financial aid programs on different universities:
DoNotPay also has the following information about financial aid:
- The period you can keep receiving financial aid
- When to apply for financial aid—these are the federal deadlines for academic years of 2020–2021 and 2021–2022
- Financial aid offers for graduate school
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