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.
Because fees are subject to gubernatorial, legislative and
Regental action, fees may change without notice.
As a full time enrollees in the CANDEL program, students are
encouraged to apply for financial assistance. Students may
finance program costs independently or may qualify for financial
aid in the form of CANDEL program related grants or Federally
based student loans. In order to be considered for
financial aid a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
For more information on filing a FAFSA and other ways to fund
your doctorate education, please visit the UC
Davis Graduate Financial Aid page.
CANDEL Specific Program Financial Aid Funds
Part of the professional fees paid by CANDEL students go directly
back to students in the form of financial aid program
grants. The CANDEL program receives a percentage of the
professional fee which is to be used specifically for students
who are eligible for need-based financial aid and have a FAFSA on
file. Most of the students who have a financial need as
identified on their FAFSA, receive CANDEL program grant funds to
offset their tuition costs. The amount of the grant awards
are subject to change each year.
UC Employee Tuition Discount
The CANDEL program participates in the UC
career staff tuition reduction program. Reduced fees are
available to UC career employees and certain UC retirees who are
qualified for admission to the university. Accepted students in
to the program must file a petition the Employee-Student Reduced
Fee Authorization Form with the Office of the University
Registrar in 12 Mrak Hall for the reduction of fees.
Each year the CANDEL program receives funds to help graduate
students with financial need offset their program fees. These
funds are professional program specific and may have an impact on
loan eligibility, amounts or payments.
Summer Learning Institute
In addition to the standard program tuition, our annual Summer
Learning Institute requires a supplemental fee of approximately
$300 – $700. This event is generally held at a conference
center and the fee covers the cost for room and board, meals and
meeting hall facilities. Attendance at this seminar
class is mandatory for all first and second year students.