A Guide to UCSC Summer Session Financial Aid

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UCSC Summer Session Financial Aid—Deciphered

The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is a popular choice among students but not an affordable one. The tuition is high—it amounts to $13,991 (for in-state students) and $43,745 (for out-of-state students).

Since not everyone can afford to pay that much money to enroll, the UCSC offers different types of financial aid that make tuition and other costs manageable. We’re here to break down the UCSC Summer Session financial aid and show you how to apply for it easily!

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What Is the UCSC Summer Financial Aid?

The UCSC Summer financial aid is available for the current UCSC students who enroll in the Summer Quarter at UCSC or another UC campus. The program exists to help the Summer Quarter students with the expenses, including:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Personal expenses
  • Books and supplies
  • Transportation

The UCSC financial aid office awards this type of financial aid based on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Application that helps determine your financial situation. The average amount that students can get is:

  • $5,236 if enrolled in one session
  • $9,222 if enrolled in multiple sessions

To find relevant info about the programs offered by the UCSC, you should visit the UCSC official website. We can help you get informed about the application deadlines and find out how many years you can receive financial aid.

Who Is Eligible for the UCSC Summer Financial Aid, and How Do I Apply?

To apply for UCSC financial aid, you have to meet certain eligibility criteria. You need to:

  • Enroll in and complete 6+ credits to be eligible for federal and state aid
  • Enroll in and complete 10+ credits to be qualified for the Summer University Grant

To successfully apply for financial aid, you need to:

  1. Complete and submit your FAFSA form or Dream Application
  2. Enroll and complete all courses to keep aid eligibility
  3. Provide any additional paperwork (if necessary)

UCSC Summer Session Financial Aid—Changes to Aid Eligibility Explained

In case you change the number of sessions you are enrolled in or drop credits, your aid can be adjusted accordingly.

Your financial aid may decrease if you:

  • Drop below 10 credits
  • Withdraw from a course or the summer quarter
  • Were enrolled in 10 or more credits in Session 1 and Session 2 but then decided to take all 10 credits in one session
  • Get an incomplete “I” grade and receive non-passing grades

How Can I Contact the UCSC Financial Aid Office?

If you have any questions about your application or the summer financial aid program in general, you can contact the UCSC financial aid office. You can reach out:

  1. Over the phone
  2. In person

Calling the UCSC Financial Aid Office

To reach the office via phone, follow these steps:

  1. Dial (831) 459-2963
  2. Ask the UCSC financial aid advisor to provide you with the info you need

You can contact the financial aid office Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visiting the UCSC Financial Aid Office

If you’d like to visit the UCSC financial aid office, go to the following address and get the info you need: Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

205 Hahn Student Services

1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

What if UCSC Rejects My Application?

Sometimes, financial aid applications get rejected, or you may be offered an insufficient financial aid sum. In case that happens to you, don’t despair! You can file an appeal letter and appeal the decision.

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Completing the instructions below is all that it takes on your part:

  1. Navigate to the Appeal for More Financial Aid feature
  2. Give us the required info about the college and your family’s financial situation

We’ll create your customized appeal letter right away, but that’s not all! We will also send the letter to the UCSC financial aid office in your stead!

Not happy with the final financial aid offer the UCSC made? You don’t have to accept it! You may find more financial aid support from other sources and universities! Consult the table below to check out the financial aid programs offered by other schools that may be more appealing (for both graduate and undergraduate students):

Princeton University Financial AidRutgers University Financial AidMIT Financial Aid
New York University Financial AidUniversity of California, Los Angeles Financial AidUniversity of California, Davis Financial Aid
Cornell University Financial AidUniversity of California San Diego Financial AidUniversity of Oregon Financial Aid
Stanford University Financial AidCarnegie Mellon University Financial AidColumbia University Financial Aid
Harvard University Financial AidPurdue University Financial AidYale University Financial Aid

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