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Federal Pell Grant

Paying for a UC Berkeley education is within your reach. Federal Pell Grants are federally funded grants that help more than 7 million students pay their educational expenses each year.

At Berkeley, 29 percent of our undergraduates receive a Federal Pell Grant.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a federally funded grant awarded to undergraduates with exceptional need. Your eligibility is automatically determined when you receive your financial aid package.

UC Berkeley awards up to $400 per year.

Department Awards

Department awards are awards given to students by academic departments, using funds managed by the department. Department awards may include awards for fees, stipends, housing, and training grants. You may contact your department directly about the availability of these awards, and also for application information. Departments determine student eligibility for the awards. 

Any department awards you receive will be included in your financial aid award package under My Finances on CalCentral and will be paid to your account.*

Chafee Grant

The Chafee Foster Youth Grant is offered to current or former foster youth who have a financial need. Up to $5,000 is available to qualified students each year.

How to Apply

Explore - Types of Aid

From grants to scholarships to loans to work-study and beyond, we offer a wide range of financial aid programs designed to keep a world-class Berkeley education affordable. 

Explore our many financial aid programs by visiting the following pages:



Grants are like gifts. They do not need to be repaid. Grants are awarded from federal, state, and university funds according to your financial need.  

Please visit the following pages to learn more about grants offered at UC Berkeley.

Cal Grant

Chafee Grant

Department Awards

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