UC Davis students and faculty will have access to more financial aid opportunities starting July 1, including a new financial aid program that is aimed at people who may not otherwise have access.
“We know the need for financial support is higher in the UC system and we believe it’s even higher for students,” said Mark Cappelli, a UC Davis senior and the executive director of UC Davis Student Financial Assistance.
The new financial assistance program is called UC Davis Financial Assistance, and it will be available through the UC Office of Financial Aid.UC Davis will be the first UC campus to be eligible for financial assistance through the program, which is also available through other UC campuses.
“This new program will allow us to increase our students’ access to financial assistance and support for our students while helping them navigate the complex process of applying for aid,” said Cappella.
Students can apply for UC Davis financial aid by visiting the UC Davis Office of Student Financial Aid or by calling the UC Department of Financial Services at 801-982-0232.
Students will also be able to apply through their UC Davis Community Service Portal.
“Our goal is to help students get the financial aid they need and make their financial situation as much as possible,” said UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi.UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff will also have access as the new UC Berkeley financial aid is a full-time position.
“We are committed to providing every UC Berkeley student with the resources they need to be successful in their studies, and we look forward to working with our students to make this happen,” said Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ.
“It’s exciting to see the UC campus now available to receive financial aid,” Cappell said.UC Deans are also planning to expand financial aid offerings to faculty, staff and students from the UC Student Aid Fund, the UC Deans Academic Financial Assistance Fund and the UC Academic Financial Aid Fund.
“As a faculty member, I want to be sure that we are prepared to support my students as they prepare for graduation,” said Greg Stetson, a faculty leader at UC Berkeley.
“If they need financial aid, I can’t imagine they would go to an academic financial aid institution without that.”
For the UC Berkeley community, UC Davis has been one of the most successful academic institutions in the country.
“UC Davis has helped more than 10,000 students to earn a degree, and the campus is one of only two in the nation that is ranked #1 in the U.S. News & World Report,” said Linda K. Krasner, vice chancellor for external affairs and external relations at UCB.
“The financial assistance we provide is critical to helping students achieve their academic goals.
We look forward a wide array of new opportunities to support students as the academic year approaches.”