University of California, Irvine

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

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UC Irvine Merit-Based Scholarships

UC Irvine merit-based scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen who demonstrate a high level of academic achievement as demonstrated by their high school GPA as reported on the admissions application, SAT (or ACT) scores, personal statements, and depth and breadth of the admissions application.

UC Irvine Need-Based Scholarships

UC Irvine need-based scholarships are awarded to freshmen based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. To qualify for need-based scholarships students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at Please follow the links below for application instructions.

UC Irvine Department Scholarships, Stipends, Fellowships, Etc.

Academic departments and campus organizations offer various scholarship opportunities. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships recommends that students contact UC Irvine Departments with which they are involved to learn about scholarship opportunities. Each department has separate processes and criteria for the scholarships they administer.

Scholarships Resource Center

Freshmen are encouraged to visit our Scholarships Resource Center where students can search for external scholarships and learn about strategies for applying for scholarships.

If you have any questions, 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 (fax)

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About UCI
The State of California requires that you be told the following:
Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including income-based repayment plans and loan forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.