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Updated April 29, 2013New Students: Welcome to UC Berkeley!
Congratulations on being admitted to the world's premier public university! The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office looks forward to helping you meet the cost of your education. You can see your financial aid awards and any messages we may have for you on MyFinAid, Berkeley's online financial aid system. . . . read more.
Posted April 29, 2013Summer 2013 Financial Aid Payments and Refunds
If you enrolled in Summer Sessions between February 11 and April 15, 2013, your Summer Sessions fees will be due on May 15, 2013, and late fees will be assessed if your Campus Accounts Receivable System (CARS) statement is not paid by June 15, 2013. If you enrolled in Summer Sessions after April 15, your Summer Sessions fees will be due in the next billing cycle (the 15th of the following month). Your financial aid disbursements for Summer Sessions 2013 will be sent to your Campus Accounts Receivable System (CARS) account no earlier than 10 days before the beginning of each of your Summer Sessions, as long as you meet eligibility requirements . . . read more.
Posted February 11, 2013Summer Sessions Registration Is Open
Registration for Summer Sessions courses is now open for UC Berkeley students. Learn about the types of summer financial aid available. . . . read more.
Updated February 1, 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, fees and billing, payments, 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.
Posted July 6, 2012Federal Direct Loan Changes for 2012-13
Congress passed legislation on June 29, 2012 that extends for one year the fixed 3.4% interest rate on subsidized Federal Direct Loans for undergraduate students. Learn about both undergraduate and graduate student loan changes for 2012-13. . . . read more.
Posted December 14, 2011
UC Berkeley Launches Groundbreaking Middle-Class Financial Aid Plan
UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau announced today a new financial aid program to help middle-class families pay for the growing cost of an undergraduate degree. . . . 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.