Applying for Financial Aid
at UC Berkeley
File a FAFSA
All undergraduate students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete the application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. UC Berkeley's federal school code is 001312.
The FAFSA is available on January 1 each year, and the deadline for the 2013-14 academic year is March 2, 2013. If you file after the March 2 deadline, some types of financial aid could be limited. The last day to file a FAFSA for 2013-14 is March 15, 2014.
Transfer Students applying for fall semester 2013 who filled out a 2012-13 FAFSA need to also complete a 2013-14 FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov by March 2, 2013.
If you are a California resident and a new undergraduate student, without a paid Cal Grant award in your financial aid package, you must have your grade point average submitted by your certifying school to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by March 2 so that you will be considered for a 2013-14 Cal Grant.
California Dream Act
If you are an undergraduate student and you qualify for an AB 540 waiver, please see the Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Aid page, and watch a helpful video tutorial on the Dream Act Application.