Financial Aid Estimator

The Estimator is for prospective and current undergraduate, dependentA dependent student is a student who must provide information about their parents' income and assets on the FAFSA. Generally speaking, this is a student who is under 24, an undergraduate, is unmarried and has no dependents. students living in on-campus residence halls. By answering a few simple questions, the Estimator will present you with an early estimate of your full-time cost of attendance and financial aid at the University of California, Merced (UC Merced). When you complete the Estimator online form, you are NOT applying for aid. For aid application instructions, see the UC Merced Office of Financial Aid web site .

What you will need:

  • Most recent income tax returns filed by the student and the student's parent(s)
  • Most recent W-2 forms and/or pay stubs with year-to-date information for the student and parent(s)
  • Current bank and brokerage/investment statements