Summer Session at UCI


Thinking about Summer Session? There are a range of financing options available for Summer Session, including loans and grants designed to help you cover the costs of your schooling. 

Incoming Freshmen, Transfer Students, and Current Undergrads


Here’s a breakdown of your financial aid options, costs, and other important things to know.

Once you've enrolled in a minimum required number of units, you may be eligible for the following financial aid programs. Just keep in mind that the type of student you are determines the type of aid you could be up for (more on that later).

Undergraduate - Estimated Costs for Summer Session

The following are estimated costs for attending Summer Session, not including the cost of your enrollment and course fees.

Summer Session I & II or 10-week

Commuter
On-Campus
Off-Campus
Books and Supplies
454
454
454
Room and Board
2,278
5,854
4,678
Personal
588
516
539
Transportation
651
245
527
Subtotal (not including fees)
3,971
7,069
6,198

Summer Session I or II

Commuter
On-Campus
Off-Campus
Books and Supplies
227
227
227
Room and Board
1,139
2,927
2,339
Personal
294
258
270
Transportation
326
123
263
Subtotal (not including fees)
1,986
3,535
3,099

Thinking about Summer Session as a graduate student?


When it comes to Summer Session financial aid for graduates students, it’s all about the William D. Ford Direct Loan. Once you've enrolled in a minimum required number of units, you can choose from an Unsubsidized or a Graduate PLUS William D. Ford Direct Loan. If you had eligibility for loans during the academic year, we encourage you to utilize those funds to assist with your summer costs.

Graduate - Estimated Costs for Summer Session

The following are estimated costs for attending Summer Session, not including the cost of your enrollment and course fees

Summer Session I & II or Ten Week

Commuter
Verano
Campus Village
Palo Verde
Off-Campus
Books and Supplies
574
574
574
574
574
Room and Board
4,409
4,409
4,771
4,760
8,882
Personal
996
996
996
996
996
Transportation
1,046
1,046
1,046
1,046
1,046
Subtotal
7,024
7,024
7,386
7,376
11,497

Summer Session I or II

Commuter
Verano
Campus Village
Palo Verde
Off-Campus
Books and Supplies
287
287
287
287
287
Room and Board
2,204
2,204
2,385
2,380
4,441
Personal
498
498
498
498
498
Transportation
523
523
523
523
523
Subtotal
3,512
3,512
3,693
3,688
5,749

Am I eligible for Summer Session financial aid?


Let's break down the requirements, whether you're an entering freshman, continuing student, entering transfer student, or graduate student.

How do I apply for summer session?


Let's break down the steps, whether you're an entering freshman, continuing student, entering transfer student or graduate student.

Important Dates and Deadlines


May 14, 2021 - Priority deadline for summer funding for on-time students (continuing U) 

May 21, 2021 - Deadline to finalize awards for on-time students (continuing U)

June 11, 2021 - Priority deadline for summer funding for on-time students (pre-matriculant freshman and transfers)

June 18, 2021 - Deadline to finalize for on-time students (pre-matriculant freshmen & transfers)

June 18, 2021 -  Awarded financial aid must be accepted in order to pay fees

June 21, 2021 - Summer I and 10-Week:  Financial aid disbursement/refunds available by EFT/checks

June 30, 2021 - Deadline to complete FAFSA for 2020-21 Academic Year

July 19, 2021 - Last day to apply for summer financial aid for Summer Session I

August 2, 2021 - Summer II:  Financial aid disbursement/refunds available by EFT/checks

August 20, 2021 - Last day to apply for summer financial aid for 10-week Session

August 27, 2021 - Census date for determining units for Pell, Cal and TEACH grants for the Summer term

September 1, 2021 - Last day to apply for summer financial aid for Summer Session II

 

What if your enrollment changes?


If you make changes in enrollment, including dropping units or changing sessions, you may be billed for the funds you’ve received. If you withdraw from all Summer Session classes, you’ll be billed for the financial aid you received. You’ll still be responsible for the $184 non-refundable campus fee and all other applicable non-refundable fees. Enrolling in additional classes or sessions won’t increase your financial aid eligibility. Ask your financial aid counselor how an enrollment change will affect your summer aid.

If your enrollment changes, complete the Summer Status form and upload to the Financial Aid Office.

Here are instructions on how to upload the Summer Status form.  Select the 'Summer Status Form  - UCI' under the 2020-2021 column.

Paying Fees


You need to accept your financial aid on time in order to pay fees. You also need to:

  • Submit an Application for Summer Session Financial Aid. (See "Applying" section above.)
  • Accept your financial aid funds.
  • Enroll in Summer Session classes.
  • Enroll in at least six units (unit requirements may vary by aid program).

Summer Terms and Conditions


Read the terms and conditions for receiving summer aid.

Cross-Campus and EAP Programs


These are special programs held during the summer.