Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
e-Newsletter | January 2017
Community Corner
Winter Quarter
Greetings Chancellor's Associates Scholars,

Welcome back! We hope you found some time to relax and refuel over the winter break. Cheers to a New Year and a fresh start towards achieving all our goals.  In this edition of the newsletter you'll find important upcoming dates, information on how to renew your FAFSA and opportunities to participate in community service
In this issue you will find:
We also encourage you to visit the CASP day-to-day calendar of events to help you keep up-to-date with CASP. You can find the calendar by clicking on "CASP Calendar" on the homepage.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at, (858) 534-8366 or stop by the CASP office on the 5th Floor of the Student Services Center (suite #555).

January 1-3
University CLOSED
January 4
CASP Office Closed
January 7
Residence Halls Open at Noon for Winter Quarter
January 9
First Day of Classes
  • Late Health Insurance Fee Waiver Deadline
January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
(No Classes/Offices Closed)
February 3
Deadline to drop classes without "W" grade on transcript
March 1
Deadline to submit FAFSA 
March 10
Deadline to drop with "W" grade on transcript


Don't forget to schedule a meeting with your College academic advisor this Winter quarter! 

First-year student advising requirement: Meet with your College academic advisor twice per quarter. 
Second-year student advising requirement: Meet with your College academic advisor once per quarter

Continuing students in their 3rd, 4th, and 5th years: Meet with your College academic advisor as needed.

Winter Quarter remainder funds for  direct deposit will be available beginning  Monday, January 9, 2017. If
you did not sign up for direct deposit, remainder checks will be mailed beginning Monday, January
To make sure your financial aid is available in time to pay your fees:
  • Regularly check your Financial Aid Checklist to view and/or complete requested items or actions.
  • Frequently review your UCSD e-mail account for messages from the Financial Aid Office.
  • If you have loans, make sure you complete all the required paperwork and the TritonLink loan counseling session. Questions about Perkins Loan or University Loan required paperwork can be directed to Student Business Services at
  • See additional disbursement requirements and make sure you've complied with them.
  • If you have met all disbursement requirements, then once you have enrolled in Winter classes, your financial aid will disburse to your UCSD student account. (Wait-listed classes do NOT count as enrolled units.)


Attention Summer Bridge CASP students from the 2016 cohort:

OASIS Learning Communities (OLCs) begin during Week 2. Please visit the CASP OLC website for more information. 

Questions: or               (858) 534-8366


Financial concerns should not be a barrier for students to spend time with their younger siblings in the university environment during Siblings Day. Families can submit a Siblings Day Fee Waiver Application to assist in subsidizing the registration costs. The Siblings Day Fee Waiver is AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS and applications are accepted until Friday January 20, 2017 or until the funds are disseminated. 

The Siblings Day Fee Waiver funds the registration cost for up to 1 participant and 1 UC San Diego student. WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO TURN IN THE REQUIRED FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!  

The 2017 Student Satisfaction Survey opens on January 11th and continues until February 17th.

Upon completion of the survey, students will automatically receive an exclusive coupon to the UCSD Bookstore and be entered into a raffle for a $400 Visa gift card or one of two swag baskets (includes Fitbit, Hydro Flask, Polaroid, and more)!

To participate in the survey, please visit and contact
with questions or concerns.


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