You can submit your 2017-18 FAFSA/California DREAM Application as early as October 1st
Good news - the 2017-18 FAFSA and California DREAM Application will be available to file early this year! You can submit your application for financial aid as early as October 1, 2016. This is three months earlier than in previous years. The application deadline for FAFSA/DREAM Application remains March 2nd, so you will be able to submit your application anytime between October 1st and March 2nd. If you are a prospective student, you can expect to receive your financial aid offer from us after you have been admitted.
More good news - the income information used to complete your 2017-18 FAFSA/DREAM Application will be based on tax year 2015, not 2016, so you should already have everything you need to complete your application. If you are a FAFSA filer, we highly recommend using the Data Retrieval Tool when completing your application because it will speed the processing of your financial aid.
Selected for Verification?
Have you received notification from our office that your financial aid file has been selected for verification?
If so, make sure you submit the requested documents by the deadline indicated. Failing to submit your documents on time could jeopardize your financial aid award.
If you are an entering student and your financial aid award is no longer available on My Aid you should check My Aid Status for documents that are needed.
Tax Returns no longer accepted!
Federal Regulations have changed and we are no longer able to accept copies of tax returns.
Visit www.ofas.uci.edu/DRT for instructions, including an instructional video, on the new process.
UCI's FAFSA school code is 001314
When completing the FAFSA, UCI's school code is 001314.
Authorize us to speak with your parent(s), spouse, etc...
Do you want to authorize the Financial Aid Office staff to discuss your aid status with your parent(s), spouse, others?
Four easy steps:
- Download Consent to Release Form
- Sign & Complete
- Submit to our office
Make an appointment to visit the Scholarships Resource Center
Make an appointment to visit the Scholarship Resource Center to learn more about scholarship opportunities. Our scholarships staff offers personalized counseling and assistance to help students locate and apply for scholarships. To make an appointment, please email email@example.com. Make sure you list your availability in the email.
For more information visit www.ofas.uci.edu/src
Do you know about the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan?
UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will cover systemwide fees for most California residents whose families qualify for financial aid and earn less than $80,000 for 2014/15. More information is available at www.universityofcalifornia.edu/blueandgold/
Take Control of Your Budget. Use CashCourse!
Our office has partnered with CashCourse to provide you with helpful budgeting and planning tools. From this link you can learn about many of the financial skills you need to have to succeed.
Check it out at:www.cashcourse.org
Don't miss your emails from financial aid!
Make sure your email doesn't get lost in your spam or junk mail folders. You should set your email software/account to allow email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Our office will communicate with you via email so it's important that you assure you receive (and read) any notices we send.
Note: We do not respond to messages sent to email@example.com