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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

Federal Student Aid
A website created by the U.S. Department of Education that provides comprehensive information about preparing to go to college, types of financial aid available, eligibility, applying for aid, and repaying student loans (including a loan repayment calculator). 

Federal Student Aid ID Website
You'll need a personal identification number (PIN) from fsaid.ed.gov to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. If you are a dependent student, one of your parents will also need a FSA ID.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The essential application for financial aid. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Federal Direct Loans
This site allows you to complete an electronic Master Promissory Note for a Federal Direct Loan. You will also need to complete the online Entrance Counseling if you are a first-time borrower at Berkeley. In addition, we encourage all borrowers to complete the Financial Awareness Counseling at the beginning of each year to stay informed about their total loan debt.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
The U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.

Selective Service System Registration Information
Find answers to your questions about Selective Service System Registration, and learn about getting proof of registration.

State of California Websites

California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)
The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) administers Cal Grants, the California Dream Act Application, and the Middle Class Scholarship.

Financing a UC Education
Information for parents and students about financial aid at the University of California.

University of California
This is the main website for the University of California system. You'll find links to other UC campuses and much more.

UC Berkeley Websites

American Indian Graduate Program
As part of UC Berkeley's mission to foster academic excellence through diversity, the program seeks to counteract the barriers that prevent the full participation of American Indian and Alaska Native students in graduate education.

Bears for Financial Success

Get the tools and resources that will empower you to make informed financial decisions now and into the future.


Learn how CalCentral can help you access your grades, registration, class schedules, financial aid, billing, notify you of critical status changes, help you stay on top of your academic, administrative, and campus life activities, and more.

Cal Parents
Offers a wide array of information and services to parents of UC Berkeley students.​

Cal Student Central
Need a transcript? Have questions about your financial aid or a hold on your registration? Cal Student Central is your destination for key university business related to financial aid, fees and billing, payments, disbursements, registration, and enrollment.

Centers for Educational Excellence and Equity (Ce3)
By respecting every undergraduate as a unique individual, Ce3 programs empower non-traditional Berkeley students to achieve and lead.

Educational Opportunity Program
For more than 40 years, the Educational Opportunity Program has provided first-generation and low-income college students with the guidance and resources necessary to succeed at Berkeley.

Financial Aid Forms
Find common financial aid forms here.

Financial Aid Publications
Read Fund Your Future, our brochure about financial aid at Berkeley.

Glossary of Financial Aid Terms
Wondering what a financial aid term, such as Expected Family Contribution (EFC), means? Look it up in the Glossary!

Golden Bear Orientation (GBO)
Information about the orientation program for new students.

International Students
Learn about resources available to international students.

Live Berkeley
Find out about housing and dining options.

Native American Student Development

The Native American Student Development Office supports students at UC Berkeley with transitioning to the university and navigating the many resources and opportunities available on campus

Student Advocate's Office
The ASUC Student Advocate's Office (SAO) is a student-run office that provides free and confidential advice and representation to students who experience issues or conflicts with the University. If you would like additional support completing a financial aid appeal, please contact them at help@berkeleysao.org

Undocumented Student Program 
A component of the 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

Información en Español
Esta página Web proporciona recursos sobre ayuda financiera del estudiante y becas en español.

Other Helpful Websites

A website funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education, an independent, nonprofit foundation committed to educating college students and recent graduates on a broad range of financial topics, including budgeting, credit card usage, setting financial goals, and income taxes.

The College Board's Big Future Website
Information about financial aid, scholarships, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).