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), this application can be accessed at www.fafsa.gov. You will be required to sign the FAFSA application using your FSA ID that can be obtained at www.fsaid.ed.gov. To ensure UCLA receives 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 the March 2nd priority filing deadline. Be sure to have your and/or your parents’ personal information and tax information available, as the FAFSA will ask you to input personal information as well as income and assets.

Since FAFSA is now using two year old tax information. You should not have to use estimated tax numbers to complete your FAFSA. 

If you are a California Resident and are applying for a Cal Grant; in addition to filing your FAFSA by the March 2nd priority filing deadline, you will need to complete a GPA Verification Form.  UCLA will automatically send out GPA verification forms for students that have accumulated 36 or more units at UCLA.  If necessary you can access the GPA verification form on the California Student Aid Commission Website



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 are 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 planning to continue at UCLA; must have this application completed by the March 2nd priority filing deadline. Be sure to have your and/or your parents’ personal information and 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 until you and/or your parents file tax returns. You can use information from 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 DREAM application you originally submitted; this will not result in a late application.

For more information on the California DREAM Application, you can review our DREAM Act Application Guide on our Publications page.

If you meet the AB540 eligibility criteria and are applying for a Cal Grant; in addition to filing your DREAM Act Application by the March 2nd priority filing deadline, you will also need to complete a GPA Verification Form.  UCLA will automatically send out GPA verification forms for students that have accumulated 36 or more units at UCLA. If necessary you can access the GPA verification form on the California Student Aid Commission Website.



If you are looking for merit or need-based scholarships in addition to applying for financial aid.

Scholarship Application

Looking for scholarships? Begin by completing the UCLA Scholarship Application for Continuing Students. The UCLA Scholarship Application for Continuing Students is currently undergoing an update and will be available later than initially anticipated. Students will be notified once the new application is available. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

In addition to completing the scholarship application, you will need to complete a FAFSA or Dream Act application by the March 2nd priority filing deadline and have a GPA of 3.2 or higher. 



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

Summer Application

Planning on taking classes this summer? UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships offers financial aid for the summer session. In order to receive financial aid for summer, please be sure to have your FAFSA or California Dream Act application completed by the March 2nd priority filing deadline. In addition to completing your FAFSA or Dream Act Application, you will also 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. To begin your summer application, click here to access the application.



If you are a continuing undergraduate international student who is not eligible to file a FAFSA or a DREAM Act Application.

International Application

Financial aid available to International students is limited since many of our financial aid programs are sponsored by the United States government and are intended only for United States citizens. It is our philosophy, that International students at UCLA should receive every consideration when we make awards for which they may be eligible. Click here to access the application for Financial Aid for international students

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