In order to be eligible for payment of all financial aid awards you must be enrolled in a minimum of (6) units each term.
Satisfactory Academic Requirements
In order to be eligible to receive financial aid you must be making satisfactory academic progress.
You may find the current requirements to maintain academic progress in the UCI General Catalogue.
UCI Policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid
Rights and Responsibilities
You have the right to know:
- What financial assistance is available at UCI.
- The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available.
- The cost of attending UCI and UCI's refund policy.
- The criteria used by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to select financial aid recipients.
- How your financial aid eligibility was determined.
- What resources are considered in the calculation of your financial aid eligibility.
- How much of your financial need is unmet, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
- The terms and conditions of the various financial aid programs.
- What portion of the financial aid you receive must be repaid, and what portion is grant and therefore not repayable. If the aid is a loan, you have the right to know what the interest rate is, the total amount to be repaid, the procedure for repayment and when the repayment is to begin.
- How UCI determines whether you are making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid and what happens it you are not.
You are required to:
- Report to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships any change in the following:
- Housing changes
- Enrollment status
- California residency status
- Additional earnings, funds or support, including any graduate assistance.
- Be enrolled at least half-time. Half-time is defined as six (6) units per quarter.
- Assume responsibility for any loans accepted.
- Review the loan terms and process any documents regarding repayment prior to graduation.
- Participate in the loan-counseling program prior to receiving your first loan and at the conclusion of your enrollment at UCI.
- For Federal Direct Student Loans, notify the loan servicer as specified in the loan terms.
- Repay any funds you receive which cannot be reasonably attributed to meeting your educational expenses.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress in the course of study you are pursuing as prescribed by the UCI policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid, published in the UCI General Catalogue.
Privacy Statement The campus Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is responsible for maintaining the information you provide on your financial aid application and accompanying documents. The information will be provided to the state and federal governments if required by law. You have the right, according to the law, to access your information.
The State of California Information Practices Act of 1977 requires the University to provide this information to applicants for financial aid who are asked to supply information about themselves. Maintenance of the information is authorized by University policy.
Nondiscrimination Policy Statement Regarding Student-Related Matters. The University of California, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy*, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.
Inquiries regarding the University's student-related nondiscrimination policies may be directed to:
Kirsten Quanbeck, Director,
Equal Opportunity and Diversity,
4500 Berkeley Place, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-1130
Phone: (949) 824-5594
*Pregnancy includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.
Accreditation Statement UCI is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The campus is fully accredited by the Senior Commission of WASC. This accreditation requires periodic review in accord with WASC policies and standards. Further information is available from WASC, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; telephone (510) 748-9001. In addition, the undergraduate degree program of the Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society; the credential programs of the Department of Education are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC); the undergraduate majors in Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering offered by the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Civil and Environmental , Electrical and Computer, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; the M.S. program in Genetic Counseling is accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling; the Graduate School of Management is accredited by AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; the M.D. program of the UCI College of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association; and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program is accredited by the National Planning Accreditation Board.
The original Accreditation Statement is maintained in the Office of Academic Affairs. If you wish to review the complete Accreditation Statement, you should contact the Office of Academic Affairs, (949) 824-2377.
*The State of California requires that you be told the following:
Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including
income-based repayment plans and loans forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.