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Receiving Aid

In order to have your financial aid available to pay your fees or disbursed to you, there are a few steps you need to take:

  • Accept your aid
  • Complete your To Do List
  • Enroll in units
The links below will provide you with more detailed information regarding each of those steps.

  • Requirements to Get My Aid
  • In order to receive your financial aid you must complete the items noted on your To Do List.

    This includes:
    • Accepting and confirming your aid award on "My Aid".
    • Completing all necessary paperwork.
    • Meeting the policies and conditions for receiving aid.
    • Registering in the Minimum Required Units* (MRU) in order for your financial aid to be applied to your fees.  You should check your ZotAccount to verify your enrollments and financial aid credits.

      * MRU for medical school is twelve units.
    • If you withdraw or drop below full-time (12.0 units) you should contact our office to discuss how your financial aid will be impacted.
  • Paying My Fees / Fee Deadlines
  • How Do I Pay My Fees?
    • The Zotbill puts your registration fees and financial aid awards together on one statement.
    • Financial aid that is available will appear as a credit on your Zotbill prior to the beginning of each quarter. Please visit your Zot Account at
    • You are responsible for paying your fees on time.
    • If fees are not paid by the applicable fee deadline, you will be withdrawn from the courses you selected and charged a late fee.

    When Do I Need to Pay My Fees By?

    Fee Deadlines For Academic Year "Fall 2017 through Summer 2018"

    QuarterFee Deadline
    Fall 2017September 15, 2017
    Winter 2018December 15, 2017
    Spring 2018March 15, 2018
    Summer 2018May 15, 2018

    Fee Deadlines For Academic Year "Fall 2016 through Summer 2017"

    QuarterFee Deadline
    Fall 2016September 15, 2016
    Winter 2017December 15, 2016
    Spring 2017March 15, 2017
    Summer 2017May 16, 2017

  • Getting My Aid / Disbursement Dates
  • How Do I Get My Money?
    • You must be enrolled in at least twelve (12.0) units in order to be eligible for financial aid.
    • After your fees and any other charges on your ZotAccount are paid, any remaining financial aid will be disbursed to you.
    • The balance will be divided equally among the quarters you are attending.
    • You must log on to to tell us where to send your funds. Once you have logged on and get to "Welcome to ZOT Account Online" select "Direct Deposit (DEFT)" and complete the requested information.
    • Financial funds will be sent to you by mail or directly deposited (DEFT) to your personal bank account at the beginning of each quarter.
    • Disbursement dates are listed below.

    When Do I Get My Money?

    Disbursement Dates For Academic Year "Fall 2016 through Summer 2017"

    Medical StudentsFall 2016Winter 2017Spring 2017Summer 2017
    First Year08/05/1601/04/1703/21/17N/A
    Second Year08/10/1601/04/1703/21/1705/30/2017
    Third Year08/17/1601/04/1703/21/1705/30/2017
    Fourth Year08/17/1601/04/1703/21/17N/A

    Disbursement Dates For Academic Year "Fall 2015 through Summer 2016"

    Medical StudentsFall 2015Winter 2016Spring 2016Summer 2016
    First Year08/05/1501/04/1603/21/16N/A
    Second Year08/10/1501/04/1603/21/1605/30/2016
    Third Year08/17/1501/04/1603/21/1605/30/2016
    Fourth Year08/17/1501/04/1603/21/16N/A

    Important Notes about Electronic Funds Transfers
    • If you change or close your bank account, you must update the information by updating your information online at
    • Failure to update your bank account information will cause a delay in your disbursement.
    • You will receive a notification on your UCI e-mail account prior to the transfer of funds to your bank.

(Reviewed 11/23/2016 - BS)


Hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
836 Medical Education Building, Irvine, CA 92697-4089
Tel: (949) 824-6476
Fax: (949) 824-1014 (fax)

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