Before Applying

Choosing an Award

Other Resources


When you apply for an award from We Are Aggie Pride, you agree to the following terms and conditions. Please read them carefully before you submit an application. All applications and relevant information will be kept confidential. We Are Aggie Pride offers three different awards: the Students Helping Students Award, the UC Davis Stores Award, and the UC Davis Cap & Gown Award. These are three very different awards, so please make sure you are applying for the correct one or your application will not be considered.

Applications for the Students Helping Students Award can be submitted anytime. On the other hand, the UC Davis Stores Award and the UC Davis Cap & Gown Award have specific application periods and all applications for the award must be received by We Are Aggie Pride’s Award Director before the deadline posted for that quarter. Applications received outside of the open application period for either award will not be reviewed.

Awards from the UC Davis Stores Award granted in any given quarter must be used in that specific quarter (i.e. an award received during spring quarter can only apply for your spring quarter course materials). Funds do not roll over, and your financial aid will be adjusted accordingly at the end of the quarter.

Students are eligible to apply for all awards: Students Helping Students Award, the UC Davis Stores Award, and the UC Davis Cap & Gown Award at the same time. However, all requests for textbook aid must be submitted through the UC Davis Stores Award. The Students Helping Students Award does not currently support textbook aid. Likewise, emergency financial needs should not be asked for through the UC Davis Stores application. The UC Davis Cap & Gown Award only allows you to rent a cap and gown from the UC Davis Bookstore. Three separate applications must be filled out in this case. If you apply for the wrong award, your application will not be reviewed.

Failure to meet our criteria for the award you are applying for may result in a request for more information, a referral to other services, or denial of your application.



Not sure which award to apply for? Check out our infographic below to help you decide!


The We Are Aggie Pride program was created to alleviate short-term financial hardships. For long-term needs, we ask that you consider the following resources:


Telephone Outreach Program: 

If you are looking for an on-campus job, the Telephone Outreach Program (TOP) is an amazing opportunity for students. You can build professional and interpersonal skills while fundraising to sustain and strengthen UC Davis programs and resources. TOP hires year round, has flexible scheduling, and is one of the highest paying jobs on campus! View the TOP Caller Application for more details.


UC Davis Scholarships:

Award Amount: Up to full cost of attendance

Application Opens: October

Application Deadline: Early January


Outside Scholarships:

Award Amount: Variable

Application Opens: See specific award for information

Application Deadline: See specific award for information


Blue & Gold Opportunity Plan:

Award Amount: Fees and tuition covered if family income below $80,000

To be considered, all you need to do is file a FAFSA by March 2


Special Circumstances Review:

Award Amount: Revises your Expected Financial Contribution, and could result in greater financial aid

Application Deadline: Mid-December


Emergency and Short-Term Loans:

Award Amount: $500 that must be repaid in 30 days

Application Deadline: Reviewed daily between 8:30 and 9:30 am


Special Categories

Financial Aid information for Undocumented Students:


Financial Aid information for Non-California Residents


Financial Aid information for International Students