As voted in by students and passed by the UC Regents, the University requires that all students have major medical insurance, and provides the Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) to meet this requirement. Students are automatically enrolled in SHIP and the premium is charged on the Cal Central account.
1. What is work-study?
Work-study is a need-based federal student aid program that gives you the opportunity to earn money through part-time employment. This program pays a portion of your wages, so this subsidy makes you very desirable to employers! For example, if a department pays you $15/hour, it costs their budget a net $7.50/hour. There are three advantages for the work-study student:
The subsidy makes you a highly sought-after employee.
Wondering if you're eligible for summer financial aid?
Are you considering 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 questions to help you in determining if you are eligible for summer aid.
Where Do I Start?
Still have questions about financial aid at UC Berkeley? See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) resources provided on this website for helpful answers.
If you don't find what you need here, please contact us with your question.