Frequently Asked Questions


Summer Aid Questions

Applying for Summer Aid

In addition to completing a FAFSA, you must also complete the online Summer Financial Aid Application. The application and filing deadline will vary depending on which summer program you are seeking assistance. Please visit our Financial Aid and Scholarships calendar ( for information regarding deadlines for specific summer programs. You must apply on time to be considered for grant funding (if eligible) Please visit  and click on “Summer Information” for more information and the application process.

Late Summer Application

If you did not complete the Summer Financial Aid Application before the application deadline, you will only be able to receive federal grants and loans.  If there is a valid reason that kept you from completing the Summer Financial Aid Application, Financial Aid and Scholarships will allow you to appeal the late status of the application.  A successful appeal will overturn the late status and the Summer Financial Aid Application will be considered on time and (if applicable) aid you would have lost out on will otherwise be re-offered in a new award package.  For the appeal form, please click on the Forms and Publications link on this site and select the specific academic year. 

Summer Financial Aid

Summer aid is available to newly admitted and continuing UCLA students enrolled in UCLA Summer Sessions, College Summer Institute, Summer Sessions at another UC (cross-campus enrollment) or UC Summer Travel Program. You can only receive assistance for ONE summer program per academic year. If you are not a UCLA student, you will need to contact your home institution to determine financial aid eligibility. Please visit  and click on “Summer Information” for more information and the application process.

What type of aid is available for summer?

On-time applicants will be considered for the same types of awards during the summer as during the academic year: Federal, State and University Grants, Direct Loans and Work-Study (for some programs). Students who submit their FAFSA or the Summer Application late, will only be considered for Federal Pell Grant (if eligible) and loans. Please refer to the Summer Guides (available under Forms and Publications on this web site) for additional information regarding summer sessions.

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