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How to Apply for Financial Aid

Apply to UCR

1.    Apply for an FSA ID now. Your parent will need one, too. The FSA ID is your signature.


2.    Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov  (every year!) between October 1 and March 2. 


3.    List UC Riverside on the FAFSA. Our school code is 001316.


4.    Check your email often. Adjust your filters so that emails from finaid@ucr.edu  always get through.


5.    If you’re a new student, you should check MyUCR  for additional required financial aid documents you may need to submit by June. If you’re a continuing student, you should check R'Web.


6.    Make sure any financial aid requirements listed in R'Web are met by the deadline.


7.     Accept your financial aid award on R'Web.

1.    Apply for an FSA ID.  The FSA ID is your signature.


2.     Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov  every year.   


3.    List UC Riverside on the FAFSA. Our school code is 00136.


4.    After you file your taxes, update your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool   to  retrieve your income information. (Don 't let waiting to file taxes hold you back though  “ estimating" is better than missing the deadline.)


5.    Check your email often. Adjust your filters so that emails from  finaid@ucr.edu  always get through.

1.      Fill out the California Dream Act Application ( (every year!) between January 1 and March 2.


2.    List UC Riverside on the CA Dream Act Application. Our school code is 00136.


3.     Sign the CA Dream Act Application electronically with your PIN and have your parent sign with their assigned Parent PIN (both PINS are issued on your behalf by the California Student Aid Commission).


4.     Submit a  GPA Verification form  to csac.ca.gov to be eligible for Cal Grants.


5.    If you do not have legal immigration status, fill out an  fill out an affidavit stating that you have filed or will file an application to legalize your immigration status as soon as you are eligible to do so.


6.    Check your email often. Adjust your filters so that emails from finaid@ucr.edu  always get through.


7.    If you’re a new student, you should check MyUCR  for additional required financial aid documents you may need to submit by June. If you’re a continuing student, you should check  R'Web.

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