Scholarship FAQs

  • Why should outside scholarships be made payable to UC Regents?
  • Payments made payable to UC Regents will expedite the process.
  • Does the student need to report outside scholarships to financial aid
  • Yes, the student should report the scholarship through MyAwards.
  • Why is the outside scholarship disbursed this way?
  • Scholarships are posted per the donor request.
  • Does a unit requirement change the way an outside scholarship is disbursed?
  • Yes, it will not disburse unless the student is enrolled in 12 or more units. If the scholarship has a unit requirement it is prorated over the three terms, unless otherwise clearly stated by the donor.
  • Can the disbursement be changed once it has been deposited to the student account?
  • It is not the practice to change the disbursement once it has been posted unless changes made to financial aid package occur.
  • What if my outside scholarship has not posted to my student account?
  • Contact the Student Accounting Office to follow up. Scholarships are posted as soon as they are received by the university. If you are expecting a scholarship and it has not posted to your account, please contact the Student Accounting Office at 530-752-3646 or email us at
  • How long do I wait to inquire about an outside scholarship or loan?
  • Please allow two weeks for your scholarship to be received and processed.
  • How long does it take for UC Davis to receive electronic funds?
  • It can take up to three business days.
  • How long does it take for an outside scholarship or loan to post to the student account once it is received at UC Davis?
  • Funds are posted to the student accounts within 2–3 business days.
  • What if my outside scholarship or loan arrives on the day of the fee payment deadline?
  • All payments received by the Fee Payment Deadline will be posted to their student account.
  • What information is needed to process my outside scholarship payment?
  • Student name, UC Davis student ID number, academic year and term for disbursement.
  • What if the outside scholarship is not received by UC Davis by the fee payment deadline?
  • Scholarships must be received prior to the fee payment deadline to be credited to student balance.
  • What happens to the outside scholarship if the student does not enroll or meet the unit requirement?
  • The funds are returned to the donor after the add/drop date.
  • How long does it take to process my outside loan?
  • It takes approximately one full week from the day your lender releases the funds.
  • What is the campus contact for outside scholarships?
  • Student Accounting
    2100 Dutton Hall
    530-752-3646 or
  • Where should students mail their outside scholarships?
  • Send to:

    University of California, Davis
    Cashier & Payment Solutions Office
    PO Box 989062
    West Sacramento, CA 95798-9062

  • Can the outside scholarship check be overnighted via Fed Ex or UPS?
  • Yes, send it to:

    University of California, Davis
    Cashier & Payment Solutions Office
    1200 Dutton Hall, Davis, CA 95616