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California Dream Act

Parent Guide

As a parent of a UC Berkeley student you will already have invested significant time and resources in preparing your son or daughter for college life. The following sections are designed to answer basic questions you may have while preparing your student for college and beyond. Check out our Explore - Types of Aid page to start your search for resources and information.

Verification Process

We want to ensure that your financial aid awards are as accurate as possible. Please read the sections below for helpful information about the verification process.

Verification is a process required by the Department of Education and the California Student Aid Commission that is intended to improve the accuracy of the information provided on the aid application. We cannot disburse federal or state aid until verification is complete. 

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