UC Merced Financial Aid

UC Merced Financial Aid


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Hey Bobcats 🐯🐾 Need help completing your FAFSA, CADAA, or UC Merced Continuing Student Scholarship application? Check out these resources from the UC Merced Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships! Follow UC Merced Financial Aid and visit financialaid.ucmerced.edu/starthere for more information 💻✨
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This is the official page of the UC Merced Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. http://financi Visit us at https://twitter.com/ucmofas. We're on YouTube!

This page provides information on dates, deadlines, and events related to financing your education. Please visit our web page http://financialaid.ucmerced.edu/ to find answers to your questions about everything financial aid related. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the UC Merced OFAS:

By phone: (209) 228-7178
By fax: (209) 228-7861
By e-mail: [email protected]

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Operating as usual


Happy New Year Bobcats!🎉
We wish you all a healthy and happy new year!😊 One of our new year resolutions, in terms of media content, is to try to post more video content that have helpful tips and tutorials on financial aid topics.😁


Hi Bobcats! 👋 Do you need help with your financial aid applications? If so, join our upcoming Start Here workshops! You will get direct help from one of our FA Advisors, so try to prepare a list of questions for them beforehand! 😄

Understanding UC’s New Tuition Plan 10/04/2022

Understanding UC’s New Tuition Plan

Check out this youtube video to see how UC plans to help students with their costs for college! 🎓

Understanding UC’s New Tuition Plan UC has a new way to help families plan for the cost of college. Starting fall 2022, undergraduate tuition is set at the time a student enrolls and should sta...

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❓Got questions? We have answers! Visit our Insta Stories now to ask your financial aid questions, then watch tomorrow as they're answered here LIVE by a financial aid advisor! Follow us here: instagram.com/ucmofas


Hey Bobcats! Do you have financial aid questions that need to be answered? Start preparing your questions for our FA Advisor, Letty, who will answer them Tuesday on Instagram Live!😄

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Do you have a passion for marketing and social media? Join our team! We're looking for a Student Assistant who is seeking to educate and connect with other Bobcats through our social channels. If you're interested, apply on Handshake: https://fal.cn/3qd8L

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We're looking for a new Student Assistant who can help us with general office support. If you're interested, please apply on Handshake https://ucm.edu/7kojE8

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2022-23 financial aid awards and checklist requirements are unavailable to view at this time to allow for system maintenance. We estimate that access to view awards will be restored by Thursday, May 12. For more information or assistance, please contact the Students First Center.

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Hi Scholars!📚Don't wait for the June 1st deadline! Submitting your requirements now will save time later. Tip #20 is our last tip, but we're always here to help! If you still need guidance, please contact the Students First Center. Have a great Friday!😄

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Stay connected by checking your Checklist and UCM email frequently for updated deadlines and document requests!📨

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Not sure how to complete your Dependent Verification Worksheet? Check out the video linked in our bio for a step-by-step guide! 📽️

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There's just over a month left before the June 1st document deadline! Submit your documents ASAP to prevent delays and loss of aid.🙂

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Hello Bobcats!🐯 Save the Student First Center's phone number to know when they're calling you! Their phone number is listed down below. Have a great day!

SFC's phone number: (209) 228-7178

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Welcome to , new Bobcats! We're so excited to welcome you to our campus. If you need help today, stop by and see our advisors at the Conference Center! You can also visit this link to find all of the financial aid information you'll need to know: https://ucm.edu/ofasbcd

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Having technical issues? Learn how to opt of the electronic signature process by reading the guide linked in our bio! 😄

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Check your UC Merced email frequently so you don't miss out on any updates! 💡

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Be sure to read instructions carefully! Have a great day! 😁

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Hey Bobcats!🐯 The Students First Center is your one-stop shop for guidance on everything you need to know, including Financial Aid! You can also follow to stay connected!

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Do you need help understanding your Checklist? Check out the Student's First Center website for an informational video 📹 : https://fal.cn/3nSjO

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Visit this link for a guide of what we're looking for in a tax return! https://fal.cn/3nPnl

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An easy way to avoid stress is making sure all the boxes on your forms are filled out!

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Be sure that the pictures are clear and show the entire form! An easy way to scan documents on an Iphone is using the "Scan Documents" feature on the Notes app!

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Did you know you can submit your Verification forms directly from your Checklist? It's safe bet to ensure your documents were received!

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IRS Data Retrieval Tool is the easiest and most convenient way to ensure you submit the correct documents for your verification! Check out this link: https://fal.cn/3nHse 🔧

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Be sure to look at "My Checklist" for new deadlines, updates, or document requests! 💻

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Question: What’s the easiest way to fill out your forms correctly❓

Answer: Inputting all the correct information the first round❗

If forms have questions you don't understand or required parental information, loop them into the process to keep the verification process quick and simple.🤝

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If you're having trouble signing our forms, check out this guide for step-by-step instructions: https://fal.cn/3nA2I 📄

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Learn how to get and submit your tax information by visiting ucm.edu/tax 📣

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Were you selected for the Verification Process? Find out by visiting your Connect portal and checking "My Checklist" or your UC Merced email!

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Hey Bobcats! Our summer financial aid application opens today . If you experience any issues, clear your browser's cookie and cache or open the app on a different browser. Have a great day! 😄

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Hey Bobcats! Our summer financial aid application opens on March 1st . Please do not access the app before it opens to help reduce the risk of technical difficulties when applying. Thank you! 🐯

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⚠️ Attention, Bobcats! We'll be performing a system maintenance on 2/19 from 1:30am to 5:30am. The following services below will not be accessible during that time.⚠️

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Hey Scholars! Unfortunately, we've got to postpone our Continuing Student Scholarship Live Tutorial scheduled for Wednesday, 2/16. We'll post updates here and on our website when it has been rescheduled.

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Not sure how to get started or are stuck on a certain part of your CSS application? Join our live tutorial hosted by our scholarship coordinator! They will guide you step by step on how to complete your application. The live tutorial begins @5:30 pm on February 16th. To view the live tutorial click the link in our bio! 🙂

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Do you want 1 on 1 help to complete your Continuing Student Scholarship application? Set up a virtual appointment with our scholarship coordinator! They will help answer any questions you may have, so come prepared. Go to calendly.com/finaidevents/css to book an appointment now!

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Do you need help applying for the Continuing Student Scholarship? Check out the these resources to help you get stared on your application and to answer questions! You can join our Start Here Workshops, go to a live tutorial, or set up an appointment to get started.

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📚 Hey Scholars! The Continuing Student Scholarship application is officially open! For more info, visit financialaid.ucmerced.edu/starthere

Summer Session Financial Aid | Financial Aid 02/01/2022

Summer Session Financial Aid | Financial Aid

We've heard some chatter that our Summer Financial Aid app opened today 👀

To clarify: the Summer Financial Aid App is not open today, but will open on March 1st! For more info, visit http://financialaid.ucmerced.edu/summer. This page will be updated with 2022 info soon.

Summer Session Financial Aid | Financial Aid The OFAS has limited funding available for students attending Summer Session. Apply early. Some awards will be awarded to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligibility Be admitted as regular student at UC Merced for the upcoming fall or a continuing UC Merced student. Have a com...

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Will you be a continuing student at UCM in 2022-23? Have you completed your FAFSA or CADAA? If you answered yes, then you may be eligible to apply for the Continuing Student Scholarship! The Continuing Student Scholarship applications are open on February 1st. Apply and earn the chance to receive a scholarship!🙂

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