The mission of the Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships Office (UPS) is to provide prospective and enrolled students with information and access to internal and external financial resources, as well as to steward the campus' philanthropic undergraduate student support funding while increasing the visibility and reputation of the university. The Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships Office believes in the critical need for student financial support and in the university's guiding principle of providing equitable access to higher education for the residents of California and beyond.
The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) is a program that provides undergraduate students with qualifying family incomes and an eligible maximum annual household asset amount an opportunity to attend the University of California Davis. MCS awards are based on a sliding scale according to family income. Scholarship amounts will vary by student and institution, and the maximum award will be 40% of the systemwide - or base - tuition and fee amount.