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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Scholarship Funding

How can I apply for this scholarship?

  • The Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program does not have an application. Student eligibility and determination is administered through the Financial Aid & Scholarship office and Undergraduate Admissions.

How much money will this scholarship award me?

  • First-year admitted first-year students will receive $10,000 per academic year for four years. First-year admitted transfers will receive $10,000 per academic year for two years.

How many years will I receive the scholarship?

  • Entering first-year student will receive the scholarship funding for up to four years and will retain the scholarship benefits during their tenure at UCSD. Entering transfer students will receive for up to two years and will retain the scholarship benefits during their tenure at UCSD.

What happens if I don’t graduate in two years (transfers)/four years (first years)?

  • Students who stay longer than two years(transfer)/four years (first years) will continue to be a part of the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program. Students can still take advantage of academic support programs and events the CASP office will organize. However, students will no longer receive the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship or receive guaranteed on-campus housing.

GPA and Academic Commitments

Is there a minimum GPA requirement to maintain the scholarship?

  • Students must maintain Good Academic Standing to maintain the scholarship funding and must meet the scholarship program commitments to remain in the scholarship program.

How many times per quarter do I need to meet with my academic advisor to maintain scholarship eligibility?

  • You need to meet with your College academic advisor a minimum of two times per academic quarter for your first year at UC San Diego.  You will be asked to check in a minimum of one time per academic quarter with your College academic advisor during your second year. 

 When do I begin receiving priority registration benefits?

  • Students who are part of the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program, and maintain their eligibility requirements, receive priority class registration for every quarter they are a registered student at UC San Diego. A students’ priority registration begins the Winter Quarter of their first year at UCSD and continues afterward.

How will the scholarship be distributed to me?

  • The $10,000 scholarship award will be evenly distributed to you throughout the academic year ($3,333.00 paid evenly over 3 academic quarters).

What happens if I drop a class and I go below 12 units?

  • If you a thinking about dropping a class and will be going below 12 units (which is considered full-time student status for UC San Diego), we highly encourage students to meet with their college academic advisor and the Financial Aid & Scholarship office. Depending on when a student drops a class, it might affect their Financial Aid package in different ways.

Can I be a part-time student and still be a part of CASP?

  • Students can request to go into part-time status and still be a part of the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program. However, we highly encourage students to visit the Financial Aid & Scholarship to receive information on how their financial aid package will be affected by change in status.
  • Additionally, part-time status may impact a student’s housing situation. If a student is thinking about going part-time, please contact Pa Chia Vue at Housing, Dining, and Hospitality.

If I take a quarter off, will I lose my scholarship?

  • Students can take a quarter off without losing their Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship. If students will be withdrawing from a quarter, they must first meet with their college academic advisor office to complete the official withdrawal process with their college. They must also inform the Financial Aid & Scholarship office about their withdrawal to pause their scholarship for the quarter they will be absent.

 

Housing

Does the scholarship cover my housing?

  • Yes, not only will you have guaranteed housing (as long as you meet all housing deadlines) but your entire housing costs will be covered at the beginning of every quarter.

Is the scholarship money available during the housing prepayment deadlines (which typically occurs prior to when my scholarship is disbursed)?

  • No, but please call Pa Chia Vue at 858-534-1112 for housing prepayment deferment opportunities. 

What special housing guarantee do I get?

  • Incoming CASP first-year students get four years of housing if all housing deadlines are met.  Four years is defined as 12 consecutive quarters beginning with Fall Quarter and excluding summers.  Incoming CASP Transfer students get two years of housing if all housing deadlines are met.  Two years is defined as 6 consecutive quarters beginning with Fall Quarter and excluding summers.

 Does studying abroad affect my housing guarantee?

  • No, as long as you are attending a UC sponsored study abroad program.  However, your study abroad time does not extend your housing guarantee.  Your housing guarantee continues to lapse while you are studying abroad. 

Do I get priority with my housing assignment and room selection? 

  • No, all housing assignments and room selection lottery time assignments are completely random. 

Can I still get guaranteed housing if I’m planning on living in family housing?

  • Yes, students can still receive guaranteed housing even if they’re planning on living in family housing. However, students must contact Pa Chia Vue at Housing, Dining, and Hospitality, to know more about their deadlines and requirements.

Summer Session, Study Abroad, and Global Seminars

Does my scholarship cover Summer Session?

  • No, the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship award only applies for the regular academic school year including Fall, Spring, and Winter quarters but excludes all summer sessions.

Will my scholarship help me to pay for summer housing?

  • No, you have guaranteed housing on campus during the summer (given deadlines are met) but financial aid will not apply to cover the costs

Will this scholarship help to cover the costs of Global Seminars?

  • This scholarship does not cover any summer expenses including Global Seminars.

Will this scholarship help me fund my study abroad program?

  • If you travel abroad through EAP, all your financial aid, including the $10,000 Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship, will carry over to help cover your study abroad costs. However, it will not apply during summer abroad programs. Contact the Programs Abroad Office and financial aid office for more detailed financing plans concerning your specific travel abroad program.
  • If you travel abroad through OAP, only state and federal aid will carry over to help pay for your costs. No UCSD-based aid, including this scholarship, will help to finance your costs. This applies to both the regular academic year and all summer sessions.

UCDC

Will this scholarship help to cover the costs for UCDC?

  • All your financial aid, including all UCSD-based aid such as this scholarship, will help to cover the costs for UCDC. However, this scholarship only applies for Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters and so will not apply for UCDC during the summer. Speak directly with the Academic Internship Office for more detailed UCDC budgeting concerns.

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