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Graduate Award Guide

awards, fee remissions, and waivers that have been reported by sources outside of the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, including your academic department and the Graduate Fellowships Office. If you have been n... Finances as soon as you become aware of it. Outside awards may be reported to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at any time and you are encouraged to make sure that all of your awards are reported in a t... department, or the Graduate Division's Fellowships Office have reported them to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. See Types of Financial Aid below for loan details or information about how to request work...

COVID-19 Relief Funding Notifications

(HEERF III) Funding Notifications September 2021The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office sent undergraduate and graduate students awarded ARP (HEERF III) funding in September of 20... institutions prioritize providing funding to students with exceptional need. Your Financial Aid and Scholarships Office team consulted with campus partners, including the Division of Equity and Inclusion, the Gr... incredibly challenging time. Please stay safe and take good care.  December 2021The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office sent undergraduate and graduate students awarded ARP (HEERF III) funding in December of 202...CRRSAA (HEERF II) Funding Notifications 2020-21The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office sent undergraduate and graduate students awarded CRRSAA (HEERF II) funding during the 2020-... institutions prioritize providing funding to students with exceptional need. Your Financial Aid and Scholarships Office team consulted with campus partners, including the Division of Equity and Inclusion, the Gr...CARES Act (HEERF I) Funding Notifications 2020-21The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office sent undergraduate students awarded CARES Act (HEERF I) funding during the 2020-21 award ye... related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis.   The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office sent graduate students awarded CARES Act (HEERF I) funding during the 2020-21 award year th... related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. Your Financial Aid and Scholarships Office team collaborated with campus partners, including the Division of Equity and Inclusion, the...

Learn: Tools, Tips, and Resources!

General Financial Aid Tips A Paying For College Checklist Scholarships .com Financial Aid Tips Tips on Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ... to navigating financial aid at Berkeley. Also review flyers on Expected Family Contribution Appeals, Scholarships and Loans. Glossary of Financial Aid Terms Wondering what a financial aid term, such as Exp... 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)...

Publications

Academic Year 2022-23Expected Family Contribution Flyer Scholarships Flyer Loan Flyer Funding Your Future Navigation GuideAcademic Year 2021-22Financial Aid Fact... & Figures Expected Family Contribution Flyer Scholarships Flyer Loan FlyerAcademic Year 2020-21Fund Your Future: Financial Aid Flyer for Newly-Admitted S... Luminaries: Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship 2020-21 Expected Family Contribution Flyer 2020-21 Scholarships Flyer 2020-21 Loan Flyer 2020-21Academic Year 2019–20Financial Aid Facts and Figures Flyer, F...

Parent Guide

Your Financial Aid page. Visit our Scholarship Connection page to help your student apply for outside scholarships . Application deadlines for outside scholarships are often much earlier than school deadlines for a... until the time your student graduates from UC Berkeley. Financial tools, such as private loans, outside scholarships , and college savings plans can help.Applying for Financial AidIf your student is a U.S. citizen or... your student to learn more about Berkeley's privacy policy regarding student records. Grants and Scholarships ? How Can You Get Them? Grants are awards that eligible students do not have to repay or work fo...

Satisfactory Academic Progress

be reviewed and approved by your college advisor before it is submitted to the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office. It must also be reviewed and approved by your major advisor, if you are a declared Letters... load, discuss your academic plan options with both your academic adviser(s) and a Financial Aid and Scholarships counselor prior to making any adjustments to your schedule.   Questions? ​Contact Cal St...

Financial Aid Payments and Refunds

account, you will be able to see it reflected on the Billing Summary in CalCentral. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office releases financial aid no sooner than 10 days before the start of instruction, as long as y... departmental awards, fee waivers, and fee remissions that have not posted as expected. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office does not have information about these award disbursements. If you have received fellowships...

Newly Admitted Students FAQs

click on “My Finances” in the menu bar. Choose the “View Awards” button under Financial Aid and Scholarships to see your award and cost of attendance details, messages and tasks.Why are my awards conditional... information.What is net cost?A: The Net Cost is your cost of attendance minus any gift aid (grants and scholarships ) you are offered. The net cost represents the amount of funding you may need in addition to your g... educational expenses for one year. The net cost can be met through a number of resources, like outside scholarships , work-study, loans, family contributions, etc. Note that this is an estimate of how much funding y... click on “My Finances” in the menu bar. Choose the “View Awards” button under Financial Aid and Scholarships to see your award and cost of attendance details, messages and tasks.What kind of financial aid am...I eligible for?A: The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office administers federal loans and work-study awards for graduate and professional students. If ...

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) FAQ

outside resources, including departmental awards and outside agency awards, to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. These awards, including funds provided for SHIP, are considered a resource and must be inc... for Spring. University Health Services (UHS) provides updated information to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office prior to the start of each semester to determine which students have enrolled in SHIP and w... want to waive out of SHIP. How will my aid change if I waive out of SHIP? A: The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will adjust your COA to include the cost of SHIP and add a fee waiver to your financial aid...

Verification Process

verification, go to the My Finances section of CalCentral. Click on the "Details" link in the Financial Aid and Scholarships section of the page. Review your Messages and Tasks for information about your verification status...

Withdrawing from Classes or School

Federal Direct Loans. Non-Title IV funds include: State Grants such as Cal Grants and Middle Class Scholarships Institutional funds include University Grants and Loans When you withdraw, two separate calculat...ons must take place: A refund of fees must be calculated. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office must calculate a Return (for federal, state and institutional aid). While the Registrar ...onsiders you to have "earned" all your fees at the midpoint of the term, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office uses the federal definition for determining when all aid is considered to be "earned," whic...

Native American Opportunity Plan

students do not need to pay them back. They fall under the category of tuition remission, grants, and scholarships from federal, state, university or private sources. Q: Which fees are covered? A: The program ... Student Services Fees, which are assessed to all California residents, will be covered by grants or scholarships . Campus fees and Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition are not part of the Native American Oppo... recognized tribes. California’s Native American tribes and other external organizations may provide scholarships to Native American students who are not members of a federally recognized tribe. The Federated Ind...

Newly Admitted Students Pathways

option on CalCentral by following these steps: Start by clicking on the “Your Financial Aid and Scholarships ” link under Resources in MAP@Berkeley to view your financial aid awards. Simply click on “U... Kong University (HKU) Dual Degree program impact my financial aid?A: If eligible, financial aid and scholarships are provided by your current campus of attendance. Students accepted to the Dual Degree Program... eligible non-citizens may apply for and receive financial aid through the Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships office while enrolled at Berkeley in years 3 and 4. International students should contact Berkeley...

Study Abroad

and summer and are encouraged to apply for financial aid as early as possible. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will award federal, state and institutional funds to all eligible students participating in... decide whether or not to enroll in your Summer Abroad Program. After you enroll, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will post your summer award package beginning in late March. You then must accept and/or de... how much of any loan awards accept. This will help to cover the Remaining Costs not met by grant or scholarships . Accepting loans are a personal decision that only you can make, but it will be included in financ...

Summer Aid

disbursement of your aid. It is your responsibility to communicate to the UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office any enrollment changes after you have been packaged. Adjustments to enrollment will result ... Unsubsidized Loan $2,000 Federal Direct PLUS Loan $10,142 Total Summer Aid $18,289 Scholarships may be available through the BCPA program- inquire directly with them to find out how to apply.Dis... international student. No, you are not eligible to receive financial aid from the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for summer. I am a visiting student from a non-UC campus, taking classes for the summ... get aid? No, you are not eligible to receive financial aid from the Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for summer. *Students who are not making Satisfactory Academic Progress after the Sp... different UC campus. How is my summer financial aid eligibility determined? The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office determines all summer financial aid eligibility using the 2021-22 Free Application for Fede...

Veterans Benefits

UC Berkeley. Students can review the Cost of Attendance (Student Budgets) on the financial aid and scholarships website. Students using VA education benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33 program, wh... CH.VBAOAK@va.gov. Students can review the Cost of Attendance (Student Budgets) on the financial aid and scholarships website. Students using VA education benefits under the Chapter 31 VR&E program, which are not... website. In addition, students may submit documents by email to veteransbenefits@berkeley.edu.ROTC Scholarships - Air Force, Army, NavyROTC scholarships administered by the Department of Defense (DoD) do not co...

Cal Grants

2. 2. How can I confirm that Berkeley sent my GPA automatically? Contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office in mid-February. A staff member will confirm whether or not you are on the list that was se... request this, download the Cal Grant B Payment Authorization Form and submit it to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office by the following deadlines: Fall Disbursement: August 1 Spring Disbursement: January ... exempt from paying nonresident tuition under AB 540 and who are ineligible for federal aid to receive scholarships from private sources. The second part of the California Dream Act, Assembly Bill 131 (AB 131), al...

Chafee Grant

Dream Act Application Who do I contact at UC Berkeley for my Chafee? Contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships office by starting at Cal Student Central. Will Chafee reduce any of my grants awarded by the Fin... certifies the Chafee Grant at UCB? The Cal Grant Program Administrator in the Financial Aid & Scholarships office will certify your award. What is the certification process? Not until you show as “Awar...

Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Aid

The FactsYou may be eligible to receive scholarships , state grants (including the Cal Grant and the Middle Class Scholarship), institutional grants, UC... under the California Dream Act? How do I apply? As a prospective student, you may be eligible for scholarships , state grants (including the Cal Grant and the Middle Class Scholarship), institutional grants,UC ...

Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

all of my financial awards? Yes. If, for example, you receive a Pell Grant, a Cal Grant, and private scholarships that don't fully cover your fees, your Blue and Gold award will make up the difference with UC gra... qualify? If you qualify for the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, your financial aid awards will include scholarships or grants of at least $12,570 (for students who were admitted prior to Fall 2022) or $13,104 (for ...

Loans

choosing a less expensive dorm? 2. Have you considered working part-time? Have you researched any outside scholarships ? Work-study is a great way not only to reduce your future debt, but also to gain professional exp... your Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling will be received by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. After verifying that you do not have any holds, that your financial aid application is c...

Federal Direct Loans

your Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling will be received by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. After verifying that you do not have any blocks, that your financial aid application is ...

Health Professions Student Loan

would like your refund deposited directly to your bank account. Please notify the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office by opening a case with Cal Student Central if you would like your HPSL Loan, Federal Unsubs... faster you pay your loan, the less interest you pay over time.  Contact - Financial Aid and Scholarships Cal Student Central is the destination for student university business related to financial aid,...fees and billing, disbursements, registration, and enrollment. Please notify the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office by opening a case if you would like your HPSL Loan, Federal Unsubsidized Loan, or Federal G...

PLUS Loan Application

you may borrow for each undergraduate student at UC Berkeley is determined by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and is listed on your student's financial aid offer. By borrowing wisely, repayment will b... your Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling will be received by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. After verifying that you do not have any blocks, that your financial aid application is ...

Private Alternative Loan

would like your refund deposited directly to your bank account. Please notify the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office by opening a case if you would like your Private Loan reduced or canceled. Contact - Finan...ial Aid and Scholarships Cal Student Central is the destination for student university business related to financial aid,...fees and billing, disbursements, registration, and enrollment. Please notify the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office by opening a case if you would like your Private Loan reduced or canceled. The Financial Ai...

Short-Term Emergency Loan

$1,600. Such approval requires authorization from an appropriate representative of the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, or a delegated official, and eligible students may be required to sign a revised promissor... past-due Living Expense Loan and/or Co-payable Loan for Fees. Eligibility TermsThe Financial Aid and Scholarships Office reserves the right to determine whether to make a loan available after assessing eligibilit... university’s records. The maximum loan amount is established each semester by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and is subject to change without notice.Loan Terms Loans are interest-free. The Financi...

Summer Sessions Loan

fees and billing, disbursements, registration, and enrollment. Please notify the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office by opening a case if you would like your Summer Sessions Loan or any federal student loans ...

Prizes and Honors

component of a needy student’s package of financial aid awards. In these cases, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants, or scholarships are only re... Based" component of a student's package of financial aid awards. In these cases, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants, or scholarships are only re...

Competitive Prize Contests

UC Berkeley campus. Entries may be sent to: Coordinator, Committee on Prizes Undergraduate Scholarships , Prizes, and Honors 210 Sproul Hall #1964 University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 ...

Scholarships

Step 1. Donors create named scholarships (year-round)Donors create scholarships for Berkeley students and specify a purpose for the scholar...hip, such as for a specific major. These donor-named scholarships are pooled together into general scholarship funds, such as the Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship... based on what is available in the total scholarship funding pool. At this time, specific, donor-named scholarships are not yet matched to each student. Students receive their financial aid disbursement just before... about the person who financed your scholarship, in a brief scholarship biography. Donors often create scholarships for a specific purpose that is meaningful to them and name the scholarship after themselves or a l... for Berkeley’s talented undergraduate students. Thank you for helping Berkeley continue to provide scholarships to deserving students like yourself! For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions...

Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship

and continuing students who meet the criteria set by the Academic Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships , Honors and Financial Aid are awarded on the basis of both academic merit and financial need. ... award. For example, your $6,000 Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship may be converted to two different scholarships , like a Campanile Scholarship for $4,500 and a Phoebe Hearst Scholarship for $1,500. The named sch... Complete and submit the University of California Application for Freshman or Transfer Admission and Scholarships by the deadline. Because some scholarships are awarded to students who meet specific criteria esta...

Fiat Lux Scholarship

cost of the California resident student budget, as determined by the UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Awards may be renewed annually for a maximum of eight semesters, provided the scholar main... and continuing scholars. Mentors are volunteers from the Academic Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships , Honors, and Financial Aid (CUSHFA) and the faculty at large. Fiat Lux Scholars Association (FLSA... Advising Scholars are paired with a dedicated scholarship adviser who provides support and information about scholarships , financial aid, academic advising, and other campus resources. The Undergraduate Scholarships, Pri...

Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship

as University Medalist and have earned such prestigious awards as the Rhodes, Truman, and Marshall Scholarships . Many have gone on to become faculty at prestigious universities, CEOs of global corporations, and... Berkeley. Financial Aid Advising: Scholars have a dedicated scholarship coordinator in the Undergraduate Scholarships , Honors, and Prizes Office to assist with questions about the scholarship and financial aid. Fina... financial need are awarded a scholarship up to their full need as assessed by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Alumni Network: Upon graduating, scholars become part of a vibrant and world-changing gro...

Scholarship Search

scholarship from an outside donor, please use the following address: UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office 16 Sproul Hall #1960 Berkeley, CA 94720-1960 Please request that outside scholarship ... for More Scholarship ResourcesScholarship Connection is Berkeley's clearinghouse for information on scholarships that are funded by sources outside the University. The Scholarship Connection website is maintaine... by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Prestigious Scholarships (OUR). They receive hundreds of scholarship notices each year. Competition for these awards may be...

Work-Study Information for Off-Campus Employers

page Reminders: Jobs must be reviewed and validated by the Work-Study staff for approval. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office validates new job requests within 2-3 business days. Jobs registered within WSMS are for... within the Work-Study Management System (WSMS) and submit a proof of payment to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Work-Study students are paid 100% of their earnings by the employer. Once the student has ... page ** Jobs must be reviewed and validated by work-study staff for approval. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office validates new job requests within two-three business days. Use Existing Job as a Tem...

Work-Study Information for On-Campus Employers

number. Jobs must be reviewed and validated by the Work-Study staff for approval. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office validates new job requests within 2-3 business days. Jobs registered within WSMS are for ... order to receive the Work-Study subsidy; the Pool ID is assigned exclusively by the Financial Aid And Scholarships Office once the student accepts the referral. WSMS will generate an email to notify the three co... Service (formerly CSS) for the hiring and onboarding of all student workers. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is not part of this process.   Further, departments are responsible for tracking a s...

Work-Study Information for Students

additional eligible loans into work-study. Work-Study and DACA The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office remains committed to ensuring that undocumented students have access to the Work-Study Prog... valid work permit. DACA students can request a work-study award by contacting the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Convert Need-Based Loans to Work-Study If a student determines that they w...

Scholarships

scholarship programs that can help you fund your education. In addition, you can search for outside scholarships to help with your educational expenses. ​ ​Scholarships for Berkeley Students Please see the...following web pages for more information on both UC Berkeley scholarships and outside scholarships. UC Berkeley Scholarships Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship Fiat Lu... Scholarship Middle Class Scholarship Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship ​Outside Scholarships Search for Outside Scholarships Scholarship Lifecycle Some students wonder why they are rec...

Native American Opportunity Plan

another federal, state or other financial aid program.  The plan combines all sources of grants, scholarships , tuition and fee specific awards you receive from federal, state, UC, and private sources (e.g. Ca... (i.e., self-supporting and certificate programs do not qualify) Next Steps The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office will coordinate with the Native American Student Development Office, the American Indian Gr... Undergraduate Admissions and the Residency Office to identify eligible students. The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office will notify new and continuing students, both undergraduate and graduate, who might be elig...

Student Jobs with FASO

Position: We’re looking to increase our creations of fun and engaging informational content about Financial Aid, Scholarships , and Financial Wellness.  Responsibilities: Assists in developing public (social media) facin... the Customer & Communication Strategist. This role will be fully supported by Financial Aid & Scholarships the Customer & Communication Strategist. This role is intended to be a multi-semester posit... Position: We’re looking to increase our accuracy and distribution of informational content about Financial Aid, Scholarships , and Financial Wellness.  Responsibilities: Assists in submitting, tracking and organizing co...

California Dream Act Service Incentive Grant Program

notified via email when payment has been approved. Payment will be processed by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and can take up to 6 weeks. Initial DSIG payment will occur after you receive at least one ...

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Financial Aid in Your Virtual Spaces

athletic aid or schedule an appointment for you with a financial aid counselor. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office partners with Athletics to provide advising from 10:30 am - 11:30 am on Tuesdays. Basic Ne... pm - 3 pm. Request an appointment here. Undocumented Student Program (USP): The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office partners with USP to assist students by referral. Call the Undocumented Students Program at...

Work-Study Information for On-Campus Employers

convert additional eligible loans into Work-Study. Work-Study and DACA The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office remains committed to ensuring that our undocumented students have access to the Work-Study ... valid work permit. DACA students can request a Work-Study award by contacting the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.   Employer Portal to the Work-Study Management System (WSMS)   [MA_short...

Summer Aid

participating in a special program, such as the Education Abroad Program, this summer? The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is here to help you with your summer aid questions! Check out some frequently asked questio...

Competitive Prize Contests

those who apply as sophomores, based on their financial need as determined by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Students who are Regents' or Chancellor's Scholars without financial need will receive a $...

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Aid Grants

2020. Under the signature of Cruz Grimaldo, Assistance Vice Chancellor and Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships , the University of California, Berkeley signed and returned to the Department of Education the Cer...