Applying for Aid

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If you are a citizen or a permanent resident you should complete a FAFSA. If you meet AB540 criteria you should file a California DREAM Application.

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 https://fafsa.ed.gov/. In order to officially submit your FAFSA application, you will be required to sign the FAFSA application using your FSA ID that can be obtained at https://fsaid.ed.gov. If you would like to estimate what aid you may be eligible for, the FAFSA Forecaster is an excellent tool, that will give you a good idea of your eligibility for aid without having to officially submit the 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 applying for the Cal Grant, in addition to filing the FAFSA 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 submit it yourself the GPA Verification Form yourself if you need to. 

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 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.

If you wish to apply for merit or need-based scholarships in addition to standard financial aid applications.

International Students

Federal, State and University financial aid programs require that applicants be US citizens or permanent residents, as such Financial Aid and Scholarships 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 loan.

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:

eduPASS 


International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) 

InternationalScholarships.Com 

Institute for International Education's Funding for U.S. Study
 

Scholarship Application

Looking for scholarships? New students 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. 



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


Summer Application

UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships offers financial aid for the summer session to newly admitted students. 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 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.  If you are a newly admitted student and would like to apply for Summer Aid, please click here to access the application.

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