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Important Information About Paying Your Winter Term Fees with Aid

To make sure your financial aid is available to pay your winter fees:

  1. Accept and approve your award on My Aid Award.
  2. Enroll in classes no later than Tuesday, December 15th. You must be enrolled in the Minimum Required Units (MRU) of 6 units. Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Cal Grant B and Cal Grant B Stipend require 12 units for the maximum award.
  3. Pay any past due charges you have on your Zot Account.
  4. After your fees are paid, any remaining financial aid funds will be disbursed to you beginning Monday, December 28th.
For more information, refer to Paying My Fees and Receiving My Aid under "My To Do List."


When will I receive my winter term financial aid remainder?

If you paid your fees by the deadline of Tuesday, December 15th, and your Zot Account indicates that you have a credit balance, your remainder will be sent to you:

-By EFT: (if you selected electronic deposit) Funds will be transmitted to your bank account beginning Monday, December 28th.

-By Check: (if you selected mail) Your check will be mailed out Tuesday, December 29th (please allow 3-5 days mailing time for it to reach your address).

You may review or make changes to the method you selected by checking the DEFT system on your Zot Account.




Financial Aid Office recorded Q&A webinars

9/04/2020: Q&A webinar - Ask the Directors: Fall 2020 Town Hall click here to view


If some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 2020-21 is delivered remotely, will there be a reduction to tuition or mandatory fees?

Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 20-21 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.


CARES Act Emergency Grant: Frequently-Asked Questions - Click here to open document.


COVID-19 Update

In compliance with UCI's policy to practice "social distancing" during this pandemic outbreak, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships lobby will be closed to in-person service beginning Tuesday, March 17th, until further notice.

Our office remains operational as staff work remotely. We appreciate your patience as staff are not on campus to update the status of documents that are submitted to our office, or process outside agency scholarship checks.

For assistance with your questions or concerns, contact us by email at Due to the volume of emails received, please allow for extended response times.

Frequently-Asked Questions (updated August 5th)

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this evolving emergency.


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.

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

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 . Instead, please email us at: .


Hours: 10am-5pm Monday to Friday
102 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-2825
Tel: (949) 824-8262
Fax: (949) 824-4876 or (949) 824-6725

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