Complete the FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only formal aid application required by UC. It is used with your admission application (for new students) or your academic record (for current students) to determine your aid eligibility.
Following completion of the FAFSA, any outstanding requirements for aid consideration will be outlined for you when you check your status.
Your financial aid award offer will detail aid available to you assuming you meet eligibility criteria (including enrollment requirements and academic progress).
Financial Aid Award
Your award is based on full-time enrollment. Students who attend part-time or on co-op may see some aid sources adjusted as the beginning of the academic year approaches and once each term begins.
Students should review their financial aid offer by term amounts and use resources like Money Matters to project their out-of-pocket expenses. Only a detailed review of your anticipated bill and financial aid award can fully prepare you for your remaining educational costs -- both billed and unbilled.