UC Irvine Parents eNews

March 2018
Issue No. 96

2018-19 financial aid deadline
Now is the time to apply for financial aid by completing the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application by the March 2 deadline!
Students who are eligible to file a FAFSA should complete and submit one online at fafsa.ed.gov.
If you submit your application after March 2, your financial aid file will be late and you will not be eligible for some grants, loans and work-study!
Students who are not eligible to file a FAFSA and who qualify for the AB540 fee exemption should complete and submit the online California Dream Application at csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp .
If you submit your application after March 2, your financial aid file will be late and you will not be eligible for some grants and loans!
It's scholarships season at UCI!
Now is also the time to start searching and applying for scholarships for next year.  The  2018-19 UCI online scholarship application   is currently open. Continuing undergraduate students can apply for scholarships ranging from $500 -$10,000 based on academic achievements, service, research experience, career goals and other special skills or interests. You can encourage your student to apply for UCI scholarships by the March 26 deadline.
Applying online is simple
  1. Login to "My Aid" at www.ofas.uci.edu.
  2. Select Fall 2018 through Summer 2019 and then Scholarships.
  3. The scholarships for which your student is minimally qualified for have been pre-selected.
  4. Complete one application to be considered for all eligible scholarships or submit separate applications for each scholarship.
  5. Application deadline: March 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
Searching & applying for external scholarship opportunities
Students are encouraged to search and apply for external scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships  has compiled a catalog of external scholarships that are offered through private agencies and organizations. The catalog will be continuously updated and new scholarships will be posted when they become available.  
Scholarship Search and Application Strategies

Scholarships counseling
The Scholarships Resource Center is a campus resource established to assist undergraduate students with applying for scholarship opportunities. Staff members offer personalized counseling and assistance to help students locate and apply for scholarships.  
Visit the Scholarship Resource Center website for additional information on scholarship strategies and opportunities.
Follow the Scholarship Resource Center Facebook for page for additional scholarship opportunities and announcements!
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