Financial Aid

The Navigator 2012-14

Fall quarter transfer students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov by March 2 in the year preceding their transfer to UCSC in order to be considered for all available financial aid, including UC Santa Cruz grants and scholarships, UC Santa Cruz Scholarships, Federal and State grants, Federal Perkins and Direct Loans, and Federal College Work-Study. Winter quarter transfer students must submit the FAFSA by the winter admission application deadline to be considered for all types of financial aid. If you apply and miss the priority deadline, you will be notified of eligibility for Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans. Your eligibility for other sources of aid will be considered on a funds-available basis only.

If you would like help completing the FAFSA, refer to guidance at Financial Aid or go to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, Room 205 on the second floor of the Hahn Student Services building.

After you submit the FAFSA , the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will notify you via e-mail if any additional information is required. Requirements will be posted on your “To Do List” in the Student Center of MyUCSC. Be sure to meet the deadline on your “To Do List” items to retain eligibility for all types of financial aid. Generally, this date is June 15. For students admitted in winter, the deadline to complete your “To Do’s” is December 20. Transfer students are eligible to receive financial aid for up to nine quarters of enrollment. Information is available at the UCSC Financial Aid and Scholarship Office web site.



Revised 10/10/12