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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, 27 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 given to students by academic departments, using funds managed by the department. Department awards may include funding for tuition, fees, or housing, stipends, or training grants. You may contact your department directly about the availability of these awards, as well as any application information. Each department determines student eligibility for their awards. 

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

The online Chafee Foster Youth Grant Application is available through the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) website. You can also find a paper application there and more information related to the program, including up-to-date contact information.

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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