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.
The FAFSA Simplification Act of 2020 allowed for major improvements in the financial aid application process beginning in the 2024/25 academic year. The 24/25 FAFSA application will open on December 31st of 2023.
The Simplified FAFSA will:
1. Expand the access to Federal Financial Aid.
2. Reduce the number of questions asked.
3. Enhance data sharing with the IRS to ease the applicants experience.
The CA Dream Act (CADAA) application will also undergo similar major changes and improvements and will become available to filers in January of 2024.
The delayed FAFSA and CADAA application launch will only impact the 2024/25 academic year. The priority application deadline is March 2, 2024. In the meantime, we recommend viewing this 2 minute video overview on the major changes and improvements that students and families can expect.
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Prospective UCLA applicants may complete our general application for scholarships that are awarded during the admission cycle for the upcoming Fall quarter.
You can view more information on the requirements for consideration by visiting our Scholarships Page and clicking on "Prospective Scholarship Application."
The UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships Registered Student Application is open year round.
Each year, a new application cycle will begin in mid-to-late March. Priority consideration for upcoming academic year awards is given to students who submit their general application by June 30th, however the application will remain open beyond June 30th.
With the COVID-19 payment pause coming to an end, borrowers will restart making payments in October 2023. If you are a borrower whose payments were on pause, you will get a notification from your lender, with your payment amount and due date, at least 21 days before the due date.
Make sure to update your information on StudentAid.gov, as well as on your servicer’s website. You can also use the Loan Simulation to compare payment plans, keeping in mind that there is a new Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Plan.
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Enroll in Bruin Direct - a fast and secure way to deposit financial aid refunds directly to your bank account.FATV Portal
Take a look at our FATV portal for fast answers. FATV provides short videos to answer basic financial aid questions 24/7