UC San Diego Extension is pleased to provide information regarding financing your continuing education needs. Money need not be an obstacle in furthering your education. Private Student loans are available to assist students with the cost of enrollment fees, certificate fees, and required textbooks.
UCSD Extension has established a business relationship with UC Approved Lenders. Students can compare loan details including interest rates, repayment options, applicable fees, etc to assist in finding a lender that best meets your student loan needs.
The complete loan process is coordinated between the lender and the student. The school becomes involved in the process when the lender requests a certification of the loan. Please allow approximately 3 weeks to complete and receive your student loan funds. Students may visit the lender's website for more information and to apply online.
We encourage you to contact your own bank to research all possible lending solutions. Students enrolled in Extension courses are not eligible for federally funded (Title IV) scholarships, grants federal work study or direct loans.
In order for the school to certify the student loan, the school must verify the student's enrollment. It is recommended that students complete the steps to meet these qualifications after approval for a student loan.
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This act requires lenders to provide information regarding other educational funding that may be available to some students to keep student loans as affordable as possible. Students must review this information, then complete and mail the Self-Certification Form to their lenders before funds can be disbursed. Information is available by request from the lender, with your loan documents and/or on the lender’s website under Application & Solicitation Disclosure. The University of California Code of Conduct in Regard to Preferred Lender Arrangements.
Visit San Diego Workforce Partnership to see if they qualify for state supported vocational training. Many of UCSD Extension's certificate programs are approved for funding through the Employment Development Department (EDD).
UCSD Extension students do not need to complete this application for federal funding. This type of student aid is limited to degree programs.
UCSD Extension programs are not eligible for benefits provided through Cal-Vet under the California Education Code.
Congress established the National Service Trust to provide an AmeriCorps Education Award for members who successfully complete service in AmeriCorps. Qualified institutions are schools considered to be Title IV. UC San Diego Extension is not a Title IV school, therefore under special provisions enacted after October 1, 2009, we can only accept education awards if students meet both qualifications:
Please visit the AmeriCorps website regarding the use of your education award:
Using your Segal Education Award
The Internal Revenue Code, as amended in 1997, provides for tax credits for certain educational expenses. IRS Form 1040 Instructions includes complete information/filing instructions. For more information visit a tax professional or see the IRS's Tax Benefits for Education.
The Hope Scholarship Credit is intended for students in their first two years of college studying at least half time. The student or his or her parent if he/she is claimed as a dependent, may be eligible depending on the taxpayer's adjusted gross income. Charges and portion of fees for books, meals, insurance, lodging, and travel are not allowed.
Lifetime Learning Credit is Intended for students enrolled in an eligible institution of higher education for courses leading to a degree, certificate, or improved job skills. Fees paid on or after July 1, 1998 for UCSD Extension courses may qualify. Charges and portions of fees covering books, meals, insurance, lodging, and travel are not allowed. For additional information please call the IRS helpline at 800-TAX-FORM or visit www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html.