Need financial aid? Start Here! Financial Aid Advisors from the UC Merced Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will be hosting Start Here Financial Aid Application Workshops for current UC Merced students throughout the school year. During the workshops, an Advisor will be present to help you complete your financial aid application. Please bring your own laptop, tablet, or cell phone to these workshops! Visit financialaid.ucmerced.edu/StartHere for more information.