UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships is dedicated to helping students pursue their education by awarding scholarships, grants, and other aid to assist with educational costs. We support the University’s enrollment and retention goals by providing counseling services and access to financial resources in order to increase opportunities for students’ success in reaching their higher education goals. In pursuing our mission we strive to uphold the highest degree of professionalism, confidentiality, integrity, and commitment to quality customer service. UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships steward Federal, State, and University funds in compliance with regulatory requirements while recognizing and respecting the needs and values of our diverse student body.
Welcome to our incoming freshmen, transfer, and returning students. UCLA Financial Aid & Scholarships is here to offer support and guidance. We provide need-based aid that allows us to bring the best students to UCLA, regardless of their ability to pay. You may be surprised to learn that most students pay less than the full price. In fact, 45% of students pay no tuition at all. Our team is committed to providing students and parents with the information they need to make a UCLA education a reality.
COVID Relief Update
HEERF emergency grants are no longer available as we have spent all of the funding provided. However; support is available. If you are experiencing financial distress, you may be eligible to appeal with the financial aid office. UCLA Basic-Needs Office and the Economic Crisis Response Team may be also able to help.
Take a look at our FATV portal for fast answers. FATV provides short videos to answer basic financial aid questions 24/7Federal Student Debt Relief
Federal Student Aid and the Biden-Harris Administration have announced loan forgiveness plans of up to $20,000. Please visit studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/ for the most up-to-date information.Bruin Direct
Enroll in Bruin Direct - a fast and secure way to deposit financial aid refunds directly to your bank account.General Scholarship Application HEERF Reports and FAQs
View UCLA's Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reports and FAQs.Middle Class Scholarship
MCS program eligibility criteria were changed by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) starting in the 2022/23 academic year. CSAC will notify UCLA of eligible students. We do not anticipate being able to process awards until mid- to late October. If you are eligible for MCS, it will be refunded to you after the start of fall classes.