The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (also known as the FAFSA) should be completed by students planning to take out any form of federal, state, or institutional aid. If your student is a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, they will need to complete the FAFSA application at www.fafsa.gov. Parents of dependent students will be required to provide their information on the FAFSA application and sign the application along with the student using their FSA ID that can be obtained at www.fsaid.ed.gov.
All students planning to attend UCLA or plan to continue at UCLA; must have this application completed by the March 2nd priority filing deadline. Be sure to have your personal information and your tax information available as the FAFSA will ask you to input personal information as well as income and assets.
Please do not postpone the filing of your student’s FAFSA. Students who submit their application after the March 2nd deadline have very limited eligibility for aid.
If your student is a California Resident and applying for the Cal Grant; in addition to filing the FAFSA by the March 2nd priority filing deadline, they must also complete a GPA Verification Form with their previous High School or College. If your student is a current UCLA student and has accumulated 36 or more units, UCLA will submit the GPA Verification on your student's behalf. You can access the GPA Verification Form on the California Student Aid Commission Website.
If your student is not a US Citizen or Permanent Resident but approved to pay in-state tuition because they 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 continuing at UCLA; must have this application completed by the March 2nd priority filing deadline. Be sure to have your personal information and tax information available as the DREAM application will ask you to input personal information as well as income and assets.
Please ensure that you submit your CA DREAM Act application by the priority deadline of March 2nd.
For more information on the California DREAM Application, please click here to review the UCLA California DREAM Act Guide on our Forms and Publications page.
If your student meets AB540 eligible criteria and is applying for the Cal Grant; in addition to filing the DREAM Act Application by the March 2nd priority filing deadline, they must also complete a GPA Verification Form with their previous High School or College. If your student is a current UCLA student and has accumulated 36 or more units, UCLA will submit the GPA Verification on your student's behalf. You Can access the GPA verification form on the California Student Aid Commission Website if necessary.
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:
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
Institute for International Education's Funding for U.S. Study
Looking for scholarships? Entering students apply for scholarships awarded by Financial Aid and Scholarships office on their UC admission application.
Continuing undergraduate students have an opportunity to complete applications for additional scholarships. The continuing student scholarship application will open on MyUCLA on February 1st. The deadline for applications is March 15th.
In addition to completing the scholarship application, your student will also 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. Click here for more information about scholarships.
Is your student 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 ensure that your student completes their FAFSA or California Dream Act application by the March 2nd priority filing deadline. In addition to their FAFSA or Dream Act Application, they will need to complete a Summer Aid Application (opens April 1st) by April 30. After your student submits the application, they will receive an email from Financial Aid and Scholarships asking them to confirm (or update) all the information on their Summer Aid Application. Please ask the student to click here to log in to MyUCLA and apply for summer aid.