It pays to complete the CA Dream application

You've put in the work, so let's ensure you receive your financial aid. After you complete all the requirements under MyAid Application Status, we will determine your aid eligibility, and we'll inform you by e-mail when your aid is ready to be reviewed.

Accept your aid

The first thing to do is accept your financial aid notification in MyAid under "MyAid Awards." Here, you will indicate which awards you will like to accept or decline. It is important that you navigate to the page where you will accept the "Terms and Conditions." Just look at the bottom of the page, and you will see "Continue to Process MyAid."

Most grants are going to be already accepted for you, but you can learn more on our grants page.

Cal Grant may be unconfirmed: No worries, we'll confirm it for you when the time comes.

Work-Study: If you would like to work on-campus, this is the time to accept your award, and read more about our work-study opportunities.

Loans: You have the option to decline your loan now, accept part or all of it later, or leave it on 'offered' status. Learn more before you borrow.

Pay your fees on time

The ZOTBill includes your registration fees and financial aid awards together on one statement. Financial aid that is available to you will appear as a credit on your ZOTBill, prior to the beginning of each quarter. The remainder is what you need to pay. You can check your student 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 If fees are not paid by the applicable fee deadline, you will be withdrawn from the courses you selected and charged a late fee. The UCI Registrar's Office has more information on registration fees.

2020-21 fee deadline dates:

  • Fall Term: September 15, 2020
  • Winter Term: December 15, 2020
  • Spring Term: March 15, 2020

Law Students Only:

  • Fall Term: August 17, 2020
  • Spring Term: December 15, 2020

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Register for disbursement

Let's get you set up to receive your financial aid funds.

How do I accept the Cal Grant?

If you’ve been awarded the Cal Grant, the first thing you’ll need to do is set up a WebGrants 4 Students account. This account will allow you to manage your Cal Grant, like making school or address changes and finding out if there are any additional actions that you need to take before UCI can disburse your first financial award payment.

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How do I renew my Cal Grant?

You need to re-submit your CADAA every year in order to renew your Cal Grant award. Just use the same login information, year after year. You will receive your Cal Grant renewal notification in late Spring, so re-submit your CADAA before then. If you were not initially awarded the Cal Grant, go ahead and reapply the following year by re-submitting your CADAA and your new GPA before the March 2nd deadline.

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Do you need to schedule a phone appointment?

Hop on the QLESS to schedule a phone appointment.