For step-by-step instructions, check out one of the following guides.

UCLA Students:

Travel Study Financial Aid PowerPoint presentation

Detailed Travel Study Financial Aid Guide

General UCLA Summer Financial Aid Information

Non-UCLA Students

UCLA Students

Continuing UCLA students who are eligible for aid during the academic year are generally eligible for summer aid. Aid packages generally include the program fee and estimated costs for airfare, textbooks and meals not included in the program fee. Grants are extremely limited in summer, so be prepared for a financial aid package that consists PRIMARILY of loans, including parent and private loans.

Applying for Financial Aid

In order to apply for financial aid, UCLA students must complete the following:

  • Pay the $300 nonrefundable deposit to secure your spot in your Travel Study program
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2, 2018. The application is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Attend a Financial Aid Orientation (upcoming sessions will be announced at a later date).
  • Graduate students may have additional requirements, including a letter from the Department confirming the Travel Study program is required for the degree.

**There are separate financial aid applications for Summer Sessions courses here on campus and for Travel Study programs. Be sure your application indicates it is for 2018 Travel Study Programs.

Waitlists

Waitlisted UCLA students must submit the online Travel Study Financial Aid Application on MyUCLA by the April 6 deadline. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER APRIL 6. Waitlisted students are eligible to submit the financial aid application for summer courses on the UCLA campus while waitlisted for a Travel Study program.

Cancellations

Please note that ALL students applying for financial aid assume full responsibility for all program fees. In order to cancel once you have registered, please retrieve your online application and select the “Cancel My Registration” button. The $300 registration fee is nonrefundable. Financial Aid students who cancel after April 6 will be assessed the full program fee without the possibility of financial aid. See Cancellation Policy.

Questions?

UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

Dana Tate

Financial Aid Advisor for Summer Travel Study

A129 Murphy Hall

dtate@saonet.ucla.edu

Ph: (310) 206-1913

Fax: 310-206-7419

UCLA International Education Office

Nancy Montez

Administrative & Student Services Coordinator

nmontez@ieo.ucla.edu

Ph: (310) 206-6760

Fax: 310-825-1528

Kate McMillan

Administrative & Student Services Coordinator

kmcmillan@ieo.ucla.edu

Ph: (310) 206-3981

Fax: 310-825-1528

Please note, the UCLA Financial Aid Office and the IEO cannot predict your award package.

Non-UCLA Students

All UC campuses are now offering financial aid for UC Summer Sessions activities. Students should consult with their home institution about financial aid availability and deadlines.

Applying for Financial Aid

In order to apply for financial aid, non-UCLA students must complete the following:

  • pay the $300 nonrefundable deposit to secure your spot in your Travel Study program;
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2, 2018. The application is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov;
  • meet all of the requirements and deadlines set by the home campus financial aid office;
  • submit a signed Non-UCLA Financial Aid Agreement form at the time of application, and by April 6, 2018.

Cancellations

Please note that ALL students applying for financial aid assume full responsibility for all program fees. In order to cancel once you have registered, please retrieve your online application and select the “Cancel My Registration” button. The $300 registration fee is nonrefundable. Financial Aid Students who cancel after April 6 will be assessed the full program fee. See Cancellation Policy.

FLAS Recipients

FLAS recipients need to submit a FLAS Agreement Form by April 6, 2018.

Veteran’s Benefits

All students receiving Veteran’s Benefits (Cal-Vet College Fee Waiver, GI Bill Waiver, etc.) must submit a Veteran’s Benefits Agreement Form by April 6, 2018. UCLA students please make sure to contact your Veteran Benefits Coordinator Ryan Redding by email rredding@registrar.ucla.edu or telephone (310) 825-5391.

Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

QuestionAnswer
If I accept financial aid in the summer, will it affect my financial aid package during the next academic year?For UCLA students, the federal loans you accept in summer affect the following academic year. For students who need federal loans for the following academic year, the UCLA Financial Aid Office will offer more parent and private loans to cover your summer program. We advise you to meet with your financial aid advisor to discuss your summer plans and learn about the types of loans that will be offered to you. Non-UCLA students should consult with their home institution financial aid office.
Do I have to pay the $300 nonrefundable registration fee when I apply for a program?Yes, all students are required to pay the $300 non-refundable registration fee to secure their spot in a program. When your financial aid disburses, you will be reimbursed for this registration fee.
How much financial aid can I expect to receive?Financial aid packages consist primarily of LOANS, including parent and private loans. A typical package includes aid for all Travel Study program expenses, including program fee, airfare, textbooks, and spending money. Non-UCLA students should consult with their home institution financial aid office.
If I am a UCLA student, can I apply for financial aid for both Travel Study and regular Summer Sessions courses?No, you can only apply for aid for either Travel Study or regular Summer Sessions courses, but not for both. If you are waitlisted for a Travel Study program, you may submit the financial aid application for summer courses on the UCLA campus while you are waitlisted.
If I am a UCLA student, participating in two Travel Study programs, can I receive aid for both programs?No, it is not possible to receive financial aid for more than one Travel Study program in the same summer. You will be eligible to apply for aid for only one of the programs.
Are grants available in the summer?There are a limited number of Pell, Cal, University, Smart and ACG grants available in the summer. If you are grant-eligible during the academic year, you may be eligible for grants during the summer. However, you can expect that a majority of your financial aid package will be LOANS, including parent and private loans. Non-UCLA students should consult with their home institution financial aid office.
Are scholarships available?See Scholarships page.
When will I receive my financial aid award notification (FAN)?For UCLA students, award notifications will go out by the end of May. FAN notifications are sent out by e-mail. Non-UCLA students should consult with their home institution financial aid office.
When will the financial aid awards be disbursed?UCLA financial aid awards are usually disbursed 5-10 days prior to the program start date. Non-UCLA students should consult with their home institution about disbursement dates.
Do I have to attend a Travel Study financial aid workshop?The Financial Aid Office no longer requires that Travel Study students attend a workshop prior to departure. However, if you are a first-time financial aid recipient, you will have to complete a mandatory debt-management session in the spring.
What expenses will I need to cover prior to my disbursement?You will have to cover the $300 nonrefundable registration fee for your program prior to award disbursement. You will also have to cover airline ticket expenses in advance of the disbursement.
If I am a financial aid student, will I be responsible for paying the program fees in full by the final payment deadline?Eligible financial aid students (who have completed all of the financial aid requirements) will not be held responsible for paying the full program fees by the final payment deadline. Please note that ALL students applying for financial aid assume full responsibility for all program fees.
How can I check the status of my financial aid? UCLA financial aid students can access their financial aid information at MyUCLA.

Be sure that the UCLA Financial Aid Office has on file a current e-mail address and local mailing address that you check regularly. Non-UCLA students should consult with their home institution financial aid office.

What if I decide I no longer want to participate in my Travel Study program?See Cancellation Policy.