Application Process

ALL STUDENTS needing financial aid (need and non-need based) are required to submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) . Our FAFSA School Code is 001317.

CONTINUING & ACCEPTED STUDENTS will have the 2021-2022 Health Sciences Financial Aid Application instructions emailed to them in mid-April or shortly after acceptance. Please see Application Process Steps for further details.

FIRST TIME AID RECIPIENTS will need to complete the Multi-Year Authorization Form. This form will only need to be completed once during your tenure as a student in the School of Medicine or School or Pharmacy:


The Financial Aid Office maintains a small listing of outside scholarship opportunities and publications. The Financial Aid Brochure, which is also included in this section of the web site, explains all processes in greater detail.

Note regarding State Law AB205: the financial aid eligibility of students who are in a state registered domestic partnership or whose custodial parent (parent providing the FAFSA information) is in a state registered domestic partnership may be impacted by this law.  If you think this information applies to you, please review the Domestic Partnership (AB 205) Q&A.

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Follow the step-by-step guidance below to complete your UCSD Health Sciences Financial Aid Application: