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What Happens After You Apply?

You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education approximately four weeks after you file your FAFSA. The SAR contains all of the information from your FAFSA plus an initial calculation of your expected student contribution.

You may receive a notice of missing information from the Graduate Financial Aid office. If you do not immediately return this notice along with the missing documents, the awarding of your financial aid may be delayed.

All loans under the Federal Direct Loan Programs are disbursed to you by the school in three quarter installments, one per quarter. Disbursements are activated after you have paid your course fees and enrolled in courses.

If you have any other questions about filing the FAFSA or the awarding process, please contact the UC Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office at (530) 752-9246.