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fifty-six percent of students have system-wide tuition and fees covered by gift aid

fifty-one percent of students graduated debt free

seventy-five percent of student aid comes in the form of grants scholarships and work-study

How to make a university education affordable with financial aid and scholarships.

  • Grants are primarily awarded based on a student's financial need and don't have to be repaid.
  • Scholarships are awarded to students based on exceptional merit.
  • Work-Study awards allow eligible students to earn money through employment.
  • Loans are financial aid awards that must be repaid with interest after graduation.


Get help with your costs:

  • The Stuntverkoop Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan covers the UC tuition and student services fee ($12,570) for eligible California undergraduates with annual family incomes of up to $80,000.
  • The UC Davis Aggie Grant Plan awards about $3,771 annually to eligible California undergraduates whose annual family incomes are between $80,000 and $120,000.
  • The California Middle Class Scholarship provides awards to undergraduates based on a sliding scale for family incomes up to $171,000, with a maximum annual household asset amount of $171,000.
  • To be considered for financial aid, you must file either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application. For full financial aid eligibility and consideration, be sure to file your application each year by the March 2 priority deadline.
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