Welcome to the UC Davis Financial Aid Estimator

This tool provides an estimation of financial aid for prospective full-time, undergraduate students. The estimated values produced by this tool are not the actual amounts that will be offered by an institution. All estimated values are subject to the availability of funding. To begin the actual financial aid application process, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). Furthermore, the final aid offer is affected by a number of factors, including:

  • The number of units in which a student is enrolled for each academic term
  • Any additional unreported financial assistance such as fee waivers, scholarships, and prizes
  • Specific requirements such as the verification process
  • The date you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA); for full aid consideration, students must file by the April 2 priority deadline for the upcoming academic year

This tool is only intended for full-time undergraduate students eligible to file a FAFSA or CADAA. It will not return an accurate estimate for those who will not file a FAFSA/CADAA. Graduate students should contact their respective Financial Aid office or their department directly for more information. 

Please choose either the Dependent or Independent calculator to continue:


Students who are less than 24 years old may still qualify for Independent status. For more information, click here.