Applying for Aid

UCLA School Code: 001315-00

If you are a citizen or a permanent resident.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

If you are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (also known as the FAFSA) by the March 2nd priority filing deadline, this application can be accessed at www.fafsa.gov. To allow UCLA to receive your application, please input our school code under the “School Selection” tab, UCLA School Code: 001315.

If you are planning to attend UCLA or plan to continue at UCLA; you must have this application filed by March 2nd priority filing deadline. Be sure to have your personal information and your tax information available as the FAFSA will ask you to input personal information as well as income and assets.

Please do not postpone the filing of your FAFSA until you file your tax returns. You can use your W2’s or last year’s taxes to estimate your income. Once the current year’s taxes are filed you will be able to correct the FAFSA you originally submitted; this will not result in a late application.



If you are not a citizen or a permanent resident but qualify for nonresident tuition waiver under AB-540.

DREAM ACT Application

If you are not a US Citizen or Permanent Resident but approved to pay in-state tuition because you graduated from a high school in California; you will need to complete the California DREAM application. The DREAM application can be accessed at https://dream.csac.ca.gov. To allow UCLA to receive your application, please input our school code under the “School” tab: 001315.

All students planning to attend UCLA or plan to continue at UCLA; must have this application completed by March 2nd. Be sure to have your personal information and your tax information available as the DREAM application will ask you to input personal information as well as income and assets.

Please do not postpone the filing of your DREAM application, with the change to using two year old tax information, there is no need to delay your application. 

For more information on the California DREAM Application, please review the UCLA California DREAM Act guide on our Publications page.



If you are interested in applying for fellowships, TAships and other sources of graduate support.

Fellowships

Financial Aid and Scholarships mainly monitors the application and processing of federal student loans for graduate students. However, there are other  significant sources of aid available to graduate students, such as fellowships, research and/or teaching assistant positions, non of which have to be repaid. Typically, you are not required to file a financial aid application in order to be considered for graduate support. Please check UCLA’s Graduate Division website for more information.

Graduate & Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES) Database offers a searchable database of 540 private and publicly funded awards, grants, and fellowships of interest to prospective and current graduate students, students working on a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, and postdoctoral scholars. GRAPES is free to use.



If you are a UCLA student who will enroll in summer sessions at UCLA or another UC

Summer Application

Planning on taking classes this summer? UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships offers financial aid for the summer session to admitted students. In order to receive financial aid for summer, please complete your FAFSA or California Dream Act application by the March 2nd priority filing deadline. In addition to your FAFSA or Dream Act Application, you will need to complete a Summer Aid Application by April 30. After you submit the application you will receive an email from Financial Aid and Scholarships asking you to confirm (or update) all the information on your Summer Aid Application. Click here to log in to MyUCLA and apply for summer aid.

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