The deadline for applying for federal and state aid has passed. UCLA students may be able to apply for private loans pending eligibility. For more information about applying for a private loan, please consult the UCLA Private Loan Guide. A signed Private Loan Agreement Form must be submitted to the IEO with any supplemental documentation by April 22, 2011. Private loan recipients must pay their remaining fees in full by May 27, 2011.
UCLA students who applied for federal and state aid by the April 1 deadline should receive their E-FAN's by late May. Students should accept their offer quickly to ensure swift disbursement 5-10 days before the program start date.
- You will receive your eFAN in late May;
- Your package will consist of LOANS. Grants are extremely limited and may not be available for your program;
- Please be sure to accept your financial aid package right away to insure a smooth disbursement (your eFAN offer is only valid for the length of your enrollment period);
- Be sure to monitor your MyFAO account (https://www.fao.ucla.edu/myfao/). If you receive requests from the Financial Aid Office for supplemental documentation, be sure to respond quickly;
- If you are a first-time loan recipient at UCLA, you will need to attend a Debt Management Session before your loan funds can disburse. A schedule of Debt Management Sessions is located at www.loans.ucla.edu/dms.html;
- If you decline any part of your financial aid package, you will need to pay immediately the amount of your program fee that the financial aid would have covered (pay through URSA OnLine at www.ursa.ucla.edu):
- If everything is in order, your financial aid will disburse 5-10 days before your program start-date (be sure to verify your disbursement before you leave for your program);
- If you have not already done so, be sure to sign up for Bruin Direct so any refund can be directly deposited into your personal bank account: www.amco.ucla.edu/bruindirfaq.htm;
- Just in case, have an "emergency" cash supply should there be a delay with your disbursement;
- If you have a problem with your disbursement, please contact Linda Coleman A129 Murphy Hall (310) 206-9318;
- If you have not purchased your airfare, we recommend that you do so immediately. STA Travel only requires a $300 deposit for air tickets with final payment due 7 days before your departure. Visit the STA Travel with a copy of your Travel Study confirmation e-mail.
Please note that ALL students applying aid to their program assume full responsibility for all program fees. In order to cancel once you have registered, please retrieve your online application at www.ieo.ucla.edu/travelstudy/register/retrieve.cfm and select the "Cancel My Registration" button. The $300 registration fee is nonrefundable. Students who cancel after April 1 will be assessed the full program fee.
UCLA International Education Office
B300 Murphy Hall
UCLA Financial Aid Office
A129 Murphy Hall
Please note, the UCLA Financial Aid Office cannot predict your award package.
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, 2011. The application is available online beginning January 1, 2011 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 with supporting documents by April 22, 2011.
Full program fees are due 10 days prior to your program start date. If you cannot make this payment deadline, please submit documentation showing your financial aid disbursement date.
Please note that ALL students applying for a financial aid assume full responsibility for all program fees. In order to cancel once you have registered, please retrieve your online application at www.ieo.ucla.edu/travelstudy/register/retrieve.cfm and select the "Cancel My Registration" button. The $300 registration fee is nonrefundable. Students who cancel will be assessed the full program fee.
FLAS recipients need to submit a FLAS Agreement Form at the time of application.Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions
For general questions about Travel Study click here.
For questions about waitlists click here.
Q. If I accept financial aid in the summer, will it affect my financial aid package during the next academic year?
A. 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.
Q. Do I have to pay the $300 nonrefundable registration fee when I apply for a program?
A. 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.
Q. How much financial aid can I expect to receive?
A. 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.
Q. If I am a UCLA student, can I apply for financial aid for both Travel Study and regular Summer Sessions courses?
A. 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.
Q. If I am a UCLA student, participating in two Travel Study programs, can I receive aid for both programs?
A. 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.
Q. Are grants available in the summer?
A. 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. Non-UCLA students should consult with their home institution financial aid office.
Q. Are scholarships available?
Q. When will I receive my financial aid award notification (FAN)?
A. 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.
Q. When will the financial aid awards be disbursed?
A. UCLA financial aid awards are usually disbursed five-ten days prior to the program start date. Non-UCLA students should consult with their home institution about disbursement dates.
Q. Do I have to attend a Travel Study financial aid workshop?
A. 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 attend a mandatory debt-management session in the spring.
Q. What expenses will I need to cover prior to my disbursement?
A. 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.
Q. If I am a financial aid student, will I be responsible for paying the program fees in full by the final payment deadline?
A. 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 April 1 final payment deadline.
Q. How can I check the status of my financial aid?
A. UCLA financial aid students can access their financial aid information at My FAO. 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.
Q. What if I decide I no longer want to participate in my Travel Study program?
A. Please note that ALL students applying for financial aid assume full responsibility for all program fees. Any decision to cancel your participation in a program must be made in writing to the Travel Study Office by April 1, 2011. The $300 registration fee is nonrefundable. Financial Aid Students who cancel after April 1 will be assessed the full program fee.