If you are experiencing a temporary shortage of funds, you may request an Emergency, Short-Term or Assistant loan. Requests are limited to costs related to educational expenses as found in the Cost of Attendance. The application is available Monday through Friday while each term is in session, excluding holidays. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis during the application process. For students who apply after 2:00 p.m. appointments are scheduled for the next available date and time. Loans are not available during quarter breaks. See below for availability of funds.
Review the following information before completing the application process.
- You are a currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate student at UC Davis during the quarter funds are requested. *
- You must be available to sign documents in person at the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.
- You are not within 30 days of graduation, or the end of the academic year.
- You do not owe a prior-year debt to the University.
- You have not failed to pay, made late payments, or been referred to a collection agency on a prior Emergency, Short-Term or Assistant loan.
- You do not have any holds on your student account.
- Tuition and Fees must be paid in full before applying.
- You do not have any outstanding Emergency, Short-Term or Assistant loan in repayment.
* Health Systems or Veterinary Medicine students should apply at their respective schools. The Law school does not currently offer these loan resources.
- Maximum amount is $500. Actual loan amount is subject to approval based on repayment source.
- The loan must be paid back within 30 days.
- Not available during summer terms for graduate students.
- Maximum amount is $1, 500. Actual loan amount is subject to approval based on repayment source.
- The loan must be paid back within 30 days. Graduate repayment schedules vary by exception, according to the source of repayment.
- Not available during summer terms.
Graduate Assistant Loan
- Maximum amount is $1, 500, but may not exceed one month’s salary.
- Only Teaching Assistants, Graduate Student Researchers, Associate Instructors, and Post-Graduate Researchers are eligible.
- Maximum repayment period is six months, the end of the academic year, or graduation, whichever comes first.
Students may apply for one Short-term or Assistant loan per quarter. Students that take out a Short-Term or Assistant loan may be eligible to apply for a second loan through the Emergency, Short-Term and Assistant loan program. A financial aid representative will contact the applicant to discuss the request and will require a signed written statement of appeal during the scheduled appointment.
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