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Strategic Borrowing and Demystifying Student Debt

Dr. Jeffrey Hanson, PhD, (nationally known debt management expert hired exclusively by graduate schools) meets individually with over 1,500+ professional students per year at more than 20 different graduate institutions. Sponsored by UCSF Student Financial Aid; no services are being promoted in any way. This session is to promote financial literacy among our students. View and listen to the presentation provided Monday, October 23, 2017. Download PDF for this session.

Transition from ACS Education to Heartland ECSI

If you have an institutional student loan from a University of California campus (such as a Perkins Loan, Health Professional student loan, and/or an institutional loan, but NOT a federal Direct Loan), your student loan will now be serviced by Heartland ECSI. Previously, University of California was using ACS to service your loan(s), collect payments, send billing statements, etc. This change will provide you with new options, such as paying by credit card and accessing ECSI’s EasyPath mobile app for your iPhone or Android device.

FAFSA changes for 2017-18

The 2017-18 FAFSA will now be available on October 1, 2016! In addition, you will be reporting your income based on prior-prior year tax information when completing the FAFSA. For example, for a 2017-18 FAFSA, your income will be based on 2015 taxes. Completing a FAFSA earlier has several benefits. You will have more time to plan and prepare for college and with the use of prior-prior year tax information, the application process will be more efficient for students and families.

Cost of Living Supplement

To bridge the gap for students enrolled in degree programs who are not living in campus housing, UCSF will offer a need-based program to provide a $2,400 Cost of Living Supplement (COLS) to current and admitted students. Learn more!

Food Security for Students

Having trouble making ends meet? The Food Security for Students program can help connect you with resources on campus and in the community.

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