UC Berkeley has a long tradition of providing access to a world-class education to students from all financial backgrounds.
University Grants are a form of need-based financial aid that do not need to be repaid. When you apply for financial aid, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will automatically consider you for University Grants.
Please note that incoming nonresidents and international students are ineligible for need-based University Grants. AB540 students are considered California residents for need-based grant awarding purposes. Please see the Meeting Nonresident Costs and International Students pages for helpful resources.
Types of Aid
From grants to scholarships to loans to work-study and beyond, Berkeley offers a wide range of financial aid programs designed to help you fund your education.
Special plans for low- and middle-income students. Grants for student parents. California Dream Act Aid. Find out about innovative Berkeley financial aid programs. — Learn More
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