Engaging in a doctoral program represents a significant personal and professional commitment of energy, time, and finances. To support the financial aspect of this commitment and potentially offset program fees, multiple forms of financial assistance may be available, including loans, grants and University of California designated program funds. The specific type and combination of these resources is based upon each student’s level of financial need. The CANDEL program works with the UC Davis Financial Aid Office to help determine this level of need and identify availableresources to assist students. It should be noted that the amounts and types of assistance available vary by program, year and the number of applicants with identified financial need.