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The mission of the UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is to provide students access to an excellent education. Through strategic partnerships and rigorous planning, our dedicated staff:

Offers innovative aid programs to make higher education affordable

Helps students and parents navigate financial aid processes

Counsels students so they understand their options and feel empowered to make the best choices to manage their financial lives

Advocates on behalf of students

Teaches students about financial literacy

Creates a comprehensive, holistic culture of care that transforms the student experience and helps us recruit, retain, and graduate students and prepare them for success in life

Fosters a sense of community by encouraging alumni and donors to connect with the university and give the gift of access to the next generation of students