Applying for Aid

UCLA School Code: 001315-00

If you are a citizen or a permanent resident.

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), this application can be accessed at www.fafsa.gov. You will be required to sign the FAFSA application using your FSA ID that can be obtained at www.fsaid.ed.gov. To ensure UCLA receives your application, please input our school code under the “School Selection” tab, UCLA School Code: 001315.

If you are planning to attend UCLA or plan to continue at UCLA; you must have this application filed by the March 2nd priority filing deadline. Be sure to have your and/or your parents’ personal information and tax information available, as the FAFSA will ask you to input personal information as well as income and assets.

Since FAFSA is now using two year old tax information. You should not have to use estimated tax numbers to complete your FAFSA. 

If you are a California Resident and are applying for a Cal Grant; in addition to filing your FAFSA by the March 2nd priority filing deadline, you will need to complete a GPA Verification Form.  UCLA will automatically send out GPA verification forms for students that have accumulated 36 or more units at UCLA.  If necessary you can access the GPA verification form on the California Student Aid Commission Website



If you are not a citizen or a permanent resident but qualify for nonresident tuition waiver under AB-540.

DREAM ACT Application

If you are not a US Citizen or Permanent Resident but are approved to pay in-state tuition because you 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 planning to continue at UCLA; must have this application completed by the March 2nd priority filing deadline. Be sure to have your and/or your parents’ personal information and tax information available as the DREAM application will ask you to input personal information as well as income and assets.

Please do not postpone the filing of your DREAM application until you and/or your parents file tax returns. You can use information from your W2’s or last year’s taxes to estimate your income. Once the current year’s taxes are filed, you will be able to correct the DREAM application you originally submitted; this will not result in a late application.

For more information on the California DREAM Application, you can review our DREAM Act Application Guide on our Publications page.

If you meet the AB540 eligibility criteria and are applying for a Cal Grant; in addition to filing your DREAM Act Application by the March 2nd priority filing deadline, you will also need to complete a GPA Verification Form.  UCLA will automatically send out GPA verification forms for students that have accumulated 36 or more units at UCLA. If necessary you can access the GPA verification form on the California Student Aid Commission Website.



If you are looking for merit or need-based scholarships in addition to applying for financial aid.

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. 
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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? Begin by completing the UCLA Scholarship Application for Continuing Students. The UCLA Scholarship Application for Continuing Students is typically available in February each year.

In addition to completing the scholarship application, you will 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. 



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

Summer Application

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 be sure to have your FAFSA or California Dream Act application completed by the March 2nd priority filing deadline. In addition to completing 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. To begin your summer application, click here to access the application.

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