UC Irvine Parents eNews
March 2015
Issue No. 60

2015-16 Financial Aid Deadline

Now is the time to apply for financial aid by completing the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application by the March 2 deadline! 


Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships website


Students who are eligible to file a FAFSA should complete and submit one online at www.fafsa.ed.govIf you submit your application after March 2, your financial aid file will be late and you will not be eligible for some grants, loans and work-study! 



Students who are not eligible to file a FAFSA and who qualify for the AB540 fee exemption should complete and submit the online California Dream Application at www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp.

If you submit your application after March 2, your financial aid file will be late and you will not be eligible for some grants!

UCI Dining Survey for Parents

Anteater Parents,

Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts and provide input on your student's UCI Hospitality and Dining Services experiences.

This survey is part of a larger study the university is conducting with Aramark, our dining services partner. It is intended to gather opinions on the need for changes to dining locations and discover opportunities for new services.

Thank you for your time and support!

It's Scholarships Season at UC Irvine!

It's time to start searching and applying for scholarships for next year. The 2015-16 UC Irvine online scholarship application is currently open. Continuing undergraduate students can apply for scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $10,000 based on academic achievements, service, research experience, career goals and other special skills or interests. Parents can encourage students to apply for UC Irvine scholarships by the March 24th deadline.


Applying online is simple

  1. Login to "My Aid" at www.ofas.uci.edu.
  2. Select academic year 2015-16 and then scholarships.
  3. The scholarships for which a student is minimally qualified have been pre-selected.
  4. Complete one application to be considered for all eligible scholarships.
  5. Application deadline: March 24, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Searching & Applying for External Scholarship Opportunities

Students are encouraged to search and apply for external scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships has compiled a catalog of external scholarships that are offered through private agencies and organizations. The catalog will be continuously updated and new scholarships will be posted when they become available.  


View catalog 


Scholarship Search and Application Strategies

Resource guide with tips and pointers on applying for scholarships

Scholarship Application Workshops & Scholarships Counseling

The Scholarships Resource Center is a campus resource established to assist undergraduate students access and apply for scholarship opportunities. Staff members offer personalized counseling and assistance to help students locate and apply for scholarships.


Scholarships Resource Center drop-in hours for Winter Quarter 2015

The Scholarships Resource Center is located in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships,102 Aldrich Hall.

* Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Scholarships Workshops for Continuing Students

Participants will learn what review committees are looking for, how to be a stand-out candidate and will begin crafting a personal statement. All workshops are held in Aldrich Hall room 107. Students must email scholarships@uci.edu to RSVP for a workshop date.


February 26, 10 - 11 a.m.

March 11, 2 - 3 p.m.



Scholarships Resource Center website


Scholarships Resource Center on Facebook

Quick Links


UCI Commencement website 



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