Build a Budget
One of the first steps in good financial management is to create a budget so that you can monitor your income and expenses.
CalCentral is available to all students with an active CalNet account. It provides you with financial aid and billing transaction information.
Refer to these student calculators for tools you may find helpful in managing your finances.
See how the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet helps you compare costs among colleges.
Estimate Your Financial Aid
Answer a few simple questions and Berkeley's Cal-culator provides an estimated Financial Aid award for prospective undergraduate students.
Financial Aid at a Glance
Read UC Berkeley Financial Aid Facts.
Financial Aid Checklist
Keep on top of common financial aid tasks.
Find Work-Study Jobs
Search the job listings and learn how to submit your application.
Share Information with Parents and Others
Learn how to share your financial aid package details or information about other university records with your parents, a guardian, a spouse, or other person.
Sign Up for Direct Deposit
Get funds fast by signing up for Direct Deposit (a.k.a. Electronic Funds Transfer [EFT]). You can do this within CalCentral.
Update Your Contact Information
Keep your contact information current!
Get tips and insight about financial aid applications, types of aid, repaying your loans, and more.