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Updated December 9, 2013UC Berkeley Ranks #5 for Value and AffordabilityA new ranking of the top 100 colleges for value and affordability places UC Berkeley at number 5, based on the net cost of attending, student loan default rates, graduation rates, student services, and starting salary after graduation. . . . read more.
Posted December 9, 2013Spring 2014 Financial Aid Payments and Refunds
Your first Campus Accounts Receivable System (CARS) e-Bill for the spring 2014 semester will be available in mid-December 2013. If you are eligible for financial aid, please note that this December CARS statement will not show your financial aid payments, including loan disbursements, for the spring semester. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will begin sending financial aid disbursements for spring semester 2014 to CARS about 10 days before instruction begins, as long as you meet eligibility requirements . . . read more.
Updated December 9, 2013Struggling to Pay for Food? We Can Help!
Are you skipping meals? Eating less? Giving up food to pay for other expenses, such as rent? We can help! We want you to be able to concentrate on your studies and not on how you'll get your next meal. Apply to our food assistance program. . . . read more.
Updated August 12, 2013New Lower Federal Direct Loan Interest Rates
Learn about the new lower interest rates on Federal Direct Loans for 2013-14 for both undergraduate and graduate students. . . . read more.
Updated July 26, 2013Become Financially Literate at CashCourse.org Learn how to make informed financial decisions throughout your college years and beyond by visiting the CashCourse.org website. . . . . read more.
Posted January 15, 2013Cal Student Central Opens
We are pleased to announce the grand opening of Cal Student Central, a one-stop student services center that will help to transform the student experience by bringing together financial aid, billing, disbursements, registration, and enrollment in one convenient location. In the past, students who needed to take care of this essential business had to visit several different offices, some located across campus from each other. . . . read more.
There are three types of registration blocks: financial, administrative, and academic. Your registration may be blocked if you fail to meet an obligation to the University. This includes, but is not limited to, failure to pay registration fees or other outstanding debts, failure to declare a major, or failure to submit requested documentation to certain offices. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office does not pay aid for a term if you have a registration block for that same term. You need to resolve the block before any financial aid can pay. Read more about registration blocks.
You need to submit a Budget Appeal Form. The Budget Appeal Form includes detailed information about which expenses can be claimed and what kind of documentation is required.
The University of California Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will cover your UC systemwide tuition and fees ($12,192 in 2013-14) if you are a California resident whose family earns less than $80,000 a year and you qualify for financial aid. Read more about the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan.
Send your scholarship check to:
Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
201 Sproul Hall #1960
Berkeley, CA 94720-1960
The check should include your name, student identification number (SID), and, if possible, a letter of instructions from the donor. Please have the donor make the check payable to "UC Regents," if possible.