2017-18 Financial Aid Application Deadline - March 2, 2017
DEADLINE: March 2, 2017
File your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at www.fafsa.gov . Missing the March 2nd deadline will disqualify you from some grants, loans, and work-study.
The income information used to complete your application will be based on tax year 2015, not 2016, so you should already have everything you need to complete your application.
We highly recommend using the Data Retrieval Tool when completing your application because it will speed the processing of your financial aid.
If you are not eligible to file a FAFSA and qualify for the AB540 fee exemption, file a California Dream Application at www.caldreamact.org . Missing the March 2nd deadline will disqualify you from some grants and loans.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org