Maintaining Eligibility for Financial Aid
In order to continue to receive financial aid and maintain eligibility, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must complete a FAFSA every year by the March 2 deadline.
- You must maintain satisfactory academic progress. This means you must earn a minimum number of units each semester, you must maintain a 2.0 grade point average, and you have a maximum number of semesters to earn financial aid.
- You are expected to attend full time. At Berkeley that is 12 units for financial aid purposes.
- You must continue to demonstrate financial need.
- You must not be in default on any federal student loan and not owe a refund on any state or federal educational grant
- You must not have any registration blocks.
- If, during a period of enrollment, you are convicted under any federal or state law for the possession or sale of illegal drugs, you will lose your eligibility for federal aid, including federal grants, loans, and work-study.
Specific types of aid, such as scholarships or grants, may have additional requirements. Please review the eligibility requirements under Types of Aid for information about specific awards.