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.
We know it can be confusing at times to navigate the financial aid process. We’ve put together the following annotated lists of tools, tips, and resources to help you accomplish financial tasks and get the information you need.
Whether you’re trying to get an estimate of your financial aid award, looking for a work-study job, signing up for Direct Deposit, updating your contact information, or reading financial aid facts, there is a tool that can help! See the annotated list below for tools that can help you navigate your path through Berkeley.
One of the first steps in good financial management is to create a budget so that you can monitor your income and expenses.
CalCentral is available to all students with an active CalNet account. It provides you with financial aid and billing transaction information.
Refer to these student calculators for tools you may find helpful in managing your finances.
See how the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet helps you compare costs among colleges.
Answer a few simple questions and Berkeley’s Cal-culator provides an estimated Financial Aid award for prospective undergraduate students.
Keep on top of common financial aid tasks.
Search the job listings and learn how to submit your application.
Learn how to share your financial aid package details or information about other university records with your parents, a guardian, a spouse, or other person.
Get funds fast by signing up for Direct Deposit. You can do this within CalCentral.
Keep your contact information current!
Get tips and insight about financial aid applications, types of aid, repaying your loans, and more.
Tips for Financial Aid Success
Many resources provide helpful tips on various aspects of financial aid. We’ve compiled a few of the best below.
- General Financial Aid Tips
- Tips on Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Tips for Parents
- Tips for Grandparents
- Tax Tips
Wondering how to finance your UC education? Looking for information about a specific Berkeley website? Seeking Spanish-language resources? We’ve compiled an annotated list of websites to help you navigate your path through Berkeley.
- Federal Websites
- State of California WebsitesCal Grants, the California Dream Act Application, and the Middle Class Scholarship.
- UC Berkeley Websiteshelp@berkeleysao.org. Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence, the program provides guidance and support to undocumented undergraduates at Berkeley, practicing a holistic, multicultural, and solution-focused approach that delivers individualized service for each student.
- Información en Español
Esta página Web proporciona recursos sobre ayuda financiera del estudiante y becas en español.
- Other Helpful Websites
- The College Board's Big Future Website