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Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will cover your system-wide fees if you are a California resident whose family earns less than $80,000 a year and you qualify for financial aid.


To be eligible for the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, you must:

  • Be a California resident
  • Submit a FAFSA or CA Dream Application and provide all requested documents.
  • Apply for a Cal Grant (if not already a recipient)
  • Demonstrate sufficient financial need
  • Have income below $80,000. For dependent students, this refers to your parent's income. For independent students, this refers to the combined income of you and your spouse
  • Be in your first four years (two if a transfer student) of University undergraduate attendance
  • Meet basic requirements for UC grant assistance

 All sources of scholarship and grant awards (federal, state, institutional, and private sources, including outside agency scholarships) will count towards covering system-wide tuition and fees. Most students who meet the income eligibility standard will already have sufficient grant and scholarship support to cover full UC system-wide fees based on our standard Financial Aid packaging guidelines. Students deemed eligible for the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will not see an award specifically titled "Blue and Gold" but instead will appear as a Bobcat Grant.

Visit the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan for more detailed information.