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. The FAFSA can be accessed at Studentaid.gov In order to officially submit your FAFSA application, you will be required to sign the FAFSA application using your FSA ID. An FSA ID can be obtained online at fsaid.ed.gov. If you would like to estimate what types of aid you may be eligible for, the FAFSA Forecaster is an excellent tool. The FAFSA Forecaster will give you a good idea of your eligibility for aid without having to officially submit a FAFSA. Click on FAFSA Forecaster for an easy estimate.
Please take some time to visit UCLA’s Net Price Calculator as well. The Financial Aid Net Price Calculator provides an estimated Financial Aid Award Letter for prospective full-time, undergraduate students. The estimated values produced by this tool are not the actual amounts that will be offered in your final Financial Aid Award Letter. All estimated values are subject to the availability of funding.
If you are a California Resident and are eligible for a Cal Grant, in addition to filing a FAFSA or DREAM App by the March 2nd priority deadline, your High School or College must also submit your GPA to the California Student Aid Commission before March 2nd. If you opted out of electronic submission with your High School or College, you can submit your GPA Verification Form to the commission by completing the GPA Verification Form.
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 by the March 2nd priority filing deadline. The DREAM application can be accessed at https://dream.csac.ca.gov. If you need more information on your eligibility to qualify for the DREAM Application, you can find it in our DREAM Act Application Guide on our Publications page. For additional guidance, please you can see the California Student Aid Commission website for more information on the DREAM Act Application.
If you are AB540 eligible and are applying for the Cal Grant, in addition to filing the DREAM Act Application by the March 2nd priority filing deadline, you must also complete a GPA Verification Form with your previous High School or College. Your previous High School or College should have the form available, but you can click here to access the GPA Verification Form.
Federal, State and University financial aid programs require that applicants be US citizens or permanent residents, as such the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office cannot provide support to international students with the following Visa types: F-1 or F-2 Student, G Series, H Series, J-1 or J-2 Exchange Visitor. International students may be eligible for scholarships, private loans and short-term loans.
While the University of California maintains information on private student loans, please keep in mind that most of the lenders who have options for international students will require a US citizen or Permanent Resident to co-sign the loan.
For information on short-term and emergency loans, please visit our Short Term Loan Page.
If you are a graduate student, please contact UCLA Graduate Division
UCLA Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars
Scholarship resources for international students also include:
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
Institute for International Education's Funding for U.S. Study
Looking for scholarships? New students can complete the UC scholarship application as part of the admissions process. New admits are then considered for any scholarships they may be eligible for. In addition to completing the scholarship application, you will also need to complete a FAFSA or Dream Act application by the March 2nd priority filing deadline.