As a parent of a UC Berkeley student you will already have invested significant time and resources in preparing your son or daughter for college life. The following sections are designed to answer basic questions you may have while preparing your student for college and beyond. Check out our Explore - Types of Aid page to start your search for resources and information.
One of the first steps in good financial management is to create a budget so that you can monitor your income and expenses.
Use this student budget calculator to help you calculate the difference between your expenses and your income to identify if you are spending beyond your means. Please refer to these additional student calculators for more tools you may find helpful in managing your finances.
Explore options for managing special circumstances affecting you or your family.
Relax. We know how to take worried newcomers and turn them into seasoned veterans of the financial aid process. Providing step-by-step guidance for every student dreaming of a Berkeley education — that's what we're here for.
Want to compare college costs, calculate your expenses, or create a budget? Looking for tips on the financial aid application process? How about a centralized listing of important external resources? You've come to the right place.
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