Student Support Initiatives, in collaboration with Summer Session, is offering the Summer Bridge program in 2019.

Application deadline is May 27, 2019. Read below for application details.



Bridge Application Information:

Submit your completed Summer Bridge Application online through UCI EEE. Students who plan on attending Freshman Edge even if a Summer Bridge Scholarship is not awarded, should also enroll in Freshman Edge to save their space in the program and receive the best chances at a space in their desired course. Summer Bridge Scholarship applicants will be notified of their acceptance status beginning mid-May.

FAFSA/CA Dream Act Requirement:

*May 27: Final date to complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA or 2018-2019 CA Dream Act Application*.

Note: the 2018-2019 FAFSA or CA Dream Act is different from the 2019-2020 FAFSA or CA Dream Act that you may have already completed for fall, winter, spring aid. Be sure to submit both 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 FAFSA or CA Dream Act.

Be sure to complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA or 2018-2019 CA Dream Act (due in late May, though it is recommended that you complete your FAFSA early and apply for the Summer Bridge Scholarship starting April 20, 2019 and no later than May 27, 2019).

*NOTE: Tax Return Transcripts must be submitted directly to the UCI Office of Financial Aid. The tax transcripts should be for the year 2016 since the 18-20 FAFSA/or CA Dream Act requires that year’s tax return information.

Submit your parents/or guardians tax transcripts to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office by FAX, in person, or by mail. Please include your student ID number and state that it’s for the 2019 Summer Bridge application.

UCI Financial Aid Office

102 Aldrich Hall

Irvine, CA 92697-2825

Hours: 10am-5pm Monday to Friday

Fax: 949.824.4876

IRS’s Get Transcript Service

*Please note that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) allows students and parents who filed a U.S tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the FAFSA), and transfer the data directly into their FAFSA. You do not need to request your tax transcript if you can successfully use the DRT.

As a reminder, it may take some time for the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to process and upload any documentation that you send and that you may still continue to see documents missing until they are able to do so. Also, know that we will continue to review applications and award scholarships after the deadline. Submitting verifying documents after the deadline is okay, so long as we have your original application on file before the May 27th deadline.

Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP)

If you need to register for another SPOP date due to your major, I would highly recommend that you register for that date. If not, please register for SPOP 5.

Also, please look out for Kevin Huie’s emails, he will be notifying you of your Summer Bridge status. Please note, that if you do not have a complete application, we cannot evaluate your application until everything is received and processed.


Must be a high school senior at the time of application to the Summer Bridge/Freshman Summer Edge Program.

Students who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible to apply: