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TA Loan and Fee Deferment Programs

GEPA TA Loan Program

TA Loans are available Fall Quarter only.

The TA Loan Program, administered by the Division of Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA) provides graduate students both new and continuing, with funds for living expenses until their first paycheck on November 1st.  Students who hold a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Associate-In (monthly, fixed salary) appointment at a minimum of 25% time for the entire Fall quarter only and did not receive summer support through UC San Diego, are eligible for this loan.

Students may borrow up to one month's gross salary. The maximum loan amount is $2,350. Loans are made in increments of $50, rounded down, not to exceed the salary.

There is no interest charge for this loan.  Loan processing can take up to ten working days.  Checks will be released in September.  Students must be enrolled before the check can be processed.

To receive the loan payment, it's recommended students enroll in direct deposit with the Student Financial Solutions under My TritonLink account, which authorizes checks to be deposited directly into a bank account. Students who do not enroll in direct deposit, it may take at least 2 weeks to receive a paper check to their mailing address. Please find below links on how to enroll in direct deposit and verify/update mailing address: 

The loan is repaid through payroll deduction in two equal installments from December 1st and January 3rd paychecks.

Deadline

Applications must be received by GEPA at least ten (10) business days prior to the Registration Fee deadline. 

  • Fall 2022 applications are due Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Application Procedure:

  1. Obtain an application: TA Loan Application
  2. Indicate the amount requesting to borrow (see instructions above).
  3. Attach offer letter as verification of employment.
  4. Obtain certification of appointment and signature of hiring department representative. This section needs to be completed. Incomplete applications will be returned unprocessed.
  5. Sign at the bottom of the form. A SIGNATURE IS MANDATORY.  Unsigned applications will be returned unprocessed.
  6. Retain a copy for your records.
  7. Submit application to GEPA via Student Services & Support Portal ticket (please see detailed application submission instructions below). 

Application Submission via Student Services & Support Portal

  1. Navigate to the Student Services & Support Portal at https://support.ucsd.edu/students
  2. Select "Get Help & Order Services", which will prompt you to login
  3. Select "Submit a Ticket"
  4. Complete Ticket Submission, selecting the options from the dropdown as outlined below: 

 

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GEPA TA Fee Deferment Program

Students hired as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Associate-In (monthly, fixed salary) at a minimum of 25% for the entire quarter, UC San Diego pays the student health insurance (GSHIP) and partial fee remission.  Students are responsible for paying the remaining balance of fees.  The TA Fee Deferment program allows graduate students appointed at a minimum of 25% for the entire quarter, to pay the balance of their registration fees (excluding nonresident supplemental tuition) through payroll deduction. Students who think they need a fee deferment, should first check with their home department.

Deductions will be taken in two equal installments from the second and third paycheck of the quarter the TA Fee Deferment is requested:

Fall Quarter:

December 1 and January 3

Winter Quarter:

March 1 and April 1

Spring Quarter:

June 1 and July 1

 

Graduate Student Fee Information 2022-2023 Fall Winter Spring
Total Fees $5,969.33 $5,969.33 $5,969.33
(Paid by the University) Less Health Insurance -1,335.00 -1,335.00 -1,335.00
(Paid by the University) Less Partial Fee Remission -4,384.00 -4,384.00 -4,384.00
Balance $ 250.33 $ 250.33 $ 250.33

Deadline

To avoid a $50 late fee, applications must be received by GEPA at least ten (10) business days prior to Registration Fee deadline.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

  • Fall 2022 applications are due Tuesday, September 6, 2022
  • Winter 2023 applications are due Tuesday, December 6, 2022
  • Spring 2023 applications are due Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Application Procedure

  1. Obtain and complete an application:  TA Fee Deferment Application
  2. Attach offer letter as verification of employment.
  3. Obtain certification of appointment and signature of hiring department representative. This section needs to be completed. Incomplete applications will be returned unprocessed.
  4. Sign at the bottom of the form. A SIGNATURE IS MANDATORY.  Unsigned applications will be returned unprocessed.
  5. Retain a copy for your records.
  6. Submit application to GEPA via Student Services & Support Portal ticket (please see detailed application submission instructions above). 

Need Help?

Contact the Financial Support Unit via the Student Support Portal in ServiceNow.

Submit a Ticket