Set of hands holding a one dollar bill

Financial Aid

Types of Financial Aid

A variety of aid is available for all income levels, including short-term and emergency loans, alternative loans, grants, and work-study funding. Contact your graduate program regarding the availability of work-study funding.

Financial Aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, and is administered by the office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Check the Financial Aid and Scholarships website for important dates and deadlines related to financial aid.

Apply for Financial Aid

All students interested in educational loans are required to apply for financial aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application. Both applications are free. Whether or not students think they are eligible, we encourage you to apply for financial aid each year. You may apply for financial aid before you have been admitted.

UC Davis Campus Fee Grant

The UC Davis Campus Fee Grant is the only grant administered by the Graduate Financial Aid Office. It is a need-based award for students who establish and maintain sufficient financial need.  Please note, Campus Fee Grant funding is not guaranteed. The Graduate Financial Aid Office strongly recommends that every FAFSA filing student report all anticipated external and academic funding (Grants, Fellowships, TA ships, GSR’s etc.) to their office so they can accurately determine your financial aid eligibility. For example, if a Campus Fee Grant is paid to you for fall quarter and you receive a large amount of new fellowship funding in the winter quarter, you may have to repay the fall Campus Fee Grant. If you have any questions about the Campus Fee Grant, please contact the Graduate Financial Aid Office.