2019 Summer Sessions Financial Aid
You can afford Summer Sessions! The Financial Aid office is here to help qualified UCR students pay for their classes. To see if you qualify for aid for the summer — and the rest of the year — you need to complete your Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application by the March 2 deadline.
UCR Financial Aid Applications School Codes
- FAFSA: 001316
- California Dream Act Application: 00136
After You Submit Your Aid Applications:
- Submit all documents required to complete your financial aid application
- Complete IRS Data
- Submit any requested documents no later than April 15
Once you've submitted your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application, you can apply for summer aid at summerfinancialaid.ucr.edu
- Apply beginning March 1
- Use your NetID and password to access the application
- Submit your summer aid application by May 1
Aid Available to Undergraduate Students
- Federal Pell Grants (with qualifying Expected Family Contribution, up to $5,328 EFC). NOTE: Due to congressional approval of year-round Pell awards, students who qualify for Pell Grants will now be eligible for an extra disbursement if they attend Summer Sessions.
- Summer UCR Grants for students with an Expected Family Contribution up to $5,328 who are on-time applicants and who have financial need. (Refer to on-time deadlines above.)
- Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
- Federal Direct PLUS Loans for dependent students
Financial aid may be available for summer classes if you are:
- A current or incoming UCR undergraduate student
- A current or new teaching credential/M.Ed. student admitted on a regular or conditional basis for fall 2019
- A student at another UC (connect with financial aid at your home campus to discuss summer aid options)
Summer aid is not available if you are:
- A UCR undergraduate who withdrew, cancelled or were dismissed, even if you were readmitted for fall 2019.
- A new teaching credential/M.Ed. student admitted on a provisional bases for fall 2019.
If you submitted all required forms and met the Financial Aid office's deadlines, summer aid will appear on the Student Account Information option on your R'Web and will be applied to the summer term during the enrollment process. Your classes will be protected until June 14 while awards are being processed. Starting June 15, any fees not covered by financial aid are due in full by the end of business (or on the day the student enrolled). Any balance due that is not paid by the end of business will result in some or all of your classes being dropped. Any subsequent financial aid disbursements (e.g., for awards disbursed in July) will be refunded through your student account.
You must maintain satisfactory academic progress as of the end of spring quarter in order to be eligible for summer aid.
Undergraduate Aid Enrollment Requirements
Undergraduate students are required to enroll in at least 8 units to qualify for and be awarded for Summer UCR Grants. If you're a graduating senior who will complete your degree by the end of the winter quarter, you must enroll in at least 6 units to qualify for aid.
If your enrollment plans for the summer change, please notify the Financial Aid office as soon as possible. Students who do not enroll in the number of units or sessions reported on their summer aid application may have their summer awards reduced or canceled.
Attending Another UC This Summer?
Cross-campus applicants (UCR students who plan to enroll at another UC campus during Summer Sessions) must also meet these application deadlines and enrollment requirements. This includes students who plan to enroll in summer travel study programs through other UC campuses. If you enroll in Summer Sessions classes at another UC campus, that campus will automatically submit your transcript to UCR at the end of the summer.
Teaching Credential/M.Ed. Enrollment Requirements
Teaching credential/M.Ed. students who are required by their program to enroll in summer courses may qualify to receive federal aid by enrolling in a minimum of 6 units.
Teaching credential and M.Ed. students enrolled for all three quarters of the 2018–19 academic year in addition to summer are limited to the annual maximum award limits from the Federal Direct Loan programs. Teaching credential students who are concurrently enrolled in the M.Ed. program are eligible for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loans only and do not qualify for Federal Pell Grants or Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans. Contact the Graduate School of Education regarding other fellowship assistance that may be available in the summer.
Aid Available to Teaching Credential Students
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
- Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loans for M.Ed. Students
Students Enrolled in Other Summer Programs
If you are participating in Summer UCDC, Education Abroad or Faculty-Led Education Abroad Programs (FLEAP), you may be eligible for financial aid but should NOT complete the Request for Summer Aid. The Financial Aid office will be notified directly by the program of your summer enrollment. If you have completed your 2019–20 FAFSA application or California Dream Application and submitted the required documents to the Financial Aid office by the April 15 deadline, you will then be awarded any aid for which you may qualify.
Veterans' Dependents' Educational Benefits
Active UCR students and admitted freshman/transfers/readmits who receive the fee waiver during the regular academic year will also receive the fee waiver automatically in the summer. Veterans' dependents who are visiting students from other UC campuses may use the veterans' dependents fee waiver while enrolled at UCR during the summer. Visiting students from other UC campuses will need to mail, email or fax a copy of their current authorization letter and a current proof of enrollment to the Summer Sessions office before the fee waiver can be applied. The per-unit tuition fee will be waived, but the Student Technology Fee (charged per unit), mandatory campus/referendum fees, and Course Materials and Services fee (as applicable) will still be assessed.
Summer aid disbursements will begin approximately June 26 for students enrolled in sessions that begin on June 24, and refunds of any credit balance after summer fees and institutional charges are paid will be available approximately June 28. Financial aid refunds (for non-fee expenses) will not be available until after the first day of Summer Sessions. Disbursements for students enrolled in sessions with later start dates will be issued in late July or August, depending on the session start dates. Financial aid awarded to students who drop below 8 units (6 units for graduating seniors) is subject to revision and students may be billed for any aid disbursed to pay fees or issued in a refund.