After You've Filed Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Financial Aid Next Steps Checklist

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Accept or Decline Your Financial Aid Award

  1. Log into your UCDAccess student portal
  2. In your "Student Center", select "Financial Aid"
  3. Click "Accept/Decline Awards"
  4. Select the aid year you wish to view
  5. After accepting or declining awards, select the "Submit" button at the bottom

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View Your Cost of Attendance

  • Log into your UCDAccess student portal
  • In your “Student Center”, click on “View Financial Aid”
  • Select the aid year you wish to view
  • Click on "Financial Aid Summary"
  • Select the dollar amount listed next to "Estimated Financial Aid Budget"
  • View the estimated amounts listed for each semester of the aid year you selected
  • The "Total Cost of Attendance" will be at the bottom of the summary

View your summer-specific cost of attendance

  • Log into your UCDAccess student portal
  • In your "Student Center", select "View Financial Aid"
  • Select the financial aid year you wish to view
  • Scroll down and select the button that says "View Summer Term"

Editing the FAFSA

After Applying for Scholarships

How to Report a Scholarship from a Private Donor

  1. Log into your UCDAccess Portal
  2. In your "Student Center", select "Financial Aid"
  3. Select "Reporting Private Scholarships" and read the instructions
  4. Select "Continue", and click on the aid year you wish to report a scholarship for
  5. At the bottom, select "Report Additional Aid" and fill out the form
  6. When finished, select "Save", or continue with "Add Another Award"

Allow Individuals to Inquire About Your Account

How to Authorize and Edit FERPA Permissions

  1. Log into your UCDAccess Portal
  2. In your "Student Center", select "Profile"
  3. Select "FERPA Release"
  4. Read the information and select "Authorize/Edit FERPA Consent to Release" at the bottom
  5. Read the information on the page and fill out the form at the bottom
  6. Finally, select "Save" once you finish filling out the form

After Receiving a Loan