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Newly Admitted Students FAQs

Congratulations on your admission to the University of California, Berkeley!

As a new member of the Golden Bear community, you and your family likely have a lot of questions about your financial aid. We understand and we’re here to provide you and your family all of the important information you need to make your financial decisions.

We’ve gathered some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about financial aid that we receive from newly admitted students. The information below will assist students and families in understanding how the aid process works on the Berkeley campus. Note: These are general responses and may not apply to all students and/or in all cases.

Newly Admitted Undergraduate Students
Newly Admitted Graduates

Note: UC Berkeley reserves the right to adjust awards to correct any awarding errors. Changes to qualifying information or revisions of federal, state or institutional policy may result in updates to aid eligibility and adjustments of financial aid awards. Information is subject to change.