Apply to Summer Bridge


Interested in becoming a Summer Bridge Scholar?

Begin to immerse yourself in collegiate life at UC Irvine by becoming a Summer Bridge Scholar! This is a 6-week residential program where you take courses that prepare you for the academic rigor of being a college student, and simultaneously gain credit towards your degree. In addition to meeting other students who may come from backgrounds like your own and forging those friendships, you will have the opportunity to connect with UCI staff/faculty, receive personal guidance, participate in community-building events, and discover what the summer in the OC has to offer!

Summer Bridge Cost and Funding

Upon applying to Summer Bridge, the application review consists of financial verification which is done by UCI Financial Aid.
Below, you can read more information regarding how to fund your participation in the program.


1. Full Scholarship: Students eligible for full scholarships are those whose EFC = 0.

(Eligibility is determined by the information provided in your 2022-2023 FAFSA)

2. Partial Scholarship: If your EFC is not zero then you are required to pay that amount out of pocket.

For example: If EFC is 150, then the student is responsible to pay $150 out of pocket.

3. Out-of-pocket: All incoming freshman students may apply to the program. Those who do not receive a scholarship, may still enroll in the program but will be required to pay out-of-pocket. Payment must be completed in full at the time of enrollment. The cost of the program is approximately $6,200.


Students who are awarded full and partial scholarships will have course/e-tech fees as well as room and board covered AND are eligible to request USHIP (health insurance) coverage if they do not have comparable health insurance. All Summer Bridge participants MUST pay the mandatory campus fee of $187*

*Upon completion of the program, the $187 fee will be reimbursed to scholarship recipients (full and partial) as a final portion of the scholarship.

Summer Bridge Info Session


If you missed one of our info sessions, please watch the video down below for more information!