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How to Apply for Financial Aid 

     

Undergraduate Students: Apply for Financial Aid 

  1.   Apply for an FSA ID now. Your parent will need one, too. The FSA ID is your signature.
       
  2.   Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov (every year!) between January 1 and March 2.
       
  3.   List UC Riverside on the FAFSA. Our school code is 00136.
       
  4.  

Submit a GPA Verification form to csac.ca.gov to be eligible for Cal Grants.

       
  5.   After you file your taxes, update your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool  to retrieve your income information. (Don’t let waiting to file taxes hold you back though – estimating is better than missing the deadline.)
       
  6.   Check your email often. Adjust your filters so that emails from finaid@ucr.edu always get through.
       
  7.   If you’re a new student, you should check MyUCR for additional required financial aid documents you may need to submit by June. If you’re a continuing student, you should check Growl.
       


     

Graduate Students: Apply for Financial Aid 

  1.   Apply for an FSA IDThe FSA ID is your signature.
       
  2.   Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov every year.  
       
  3.   List UC Riverside on the FAFSA. Our school code is 00136.
       
  4.  

After you file your taxes, update your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool  to retrieve your income information. (Don’t let waiting to file taxes hold you back though – estimating is better than missing the deadline.)

       
  5.   Check your email often. Adjust your filters so that emails from finaid@ucr.edu always get through.
       

 

 



     

Undocumented Students: Apply for Financial Aid

  1.   Fill out the California Dream Act Application (every year!) between January 1 and March 2.
       
  2.   List UC Riverside on the CA Dream Act Application. Our school code is 00136.
       
  3.   Sign the CA Dream Act Application electronically with your PIN and have your parent sign with their assigned Parent PIN (both PINS are issued on your behalf by the California Student Aid Commission).
       
  4.  

Submit a GPA Verification form to csac.ca.gov to be eligible for Cal Grants.

       
  5.   If you do not have legal immigration status, fill out an affidavit stating that you have filed or will file an applicaiton to legalize your immigration status as soon as you are eligible to do so. 
       
  6.   Check your email often. Adjust your filters so that emails from finaid@ucr.edu always get through.
       
  7.   If you’re a new student, you should check MyUCR for additional required financial aid documents you may need to submit by June. If you’re a continuing student, you should check Growl.
       

 

 

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