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Office Hours

A129 Murphy Hall Monday through Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Phone Hours

Monday through Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Phone: 310-206-0400
Fax: 310-267-4143

Mailing Address for Scholarships

Make check out to "UC Regents"
Box 957089, 1125 Murphy Hall
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7089

Visiting and Parking

The main entrance to Murphy Hall is located on Charles Young Drive and our office is located on the A-level of the building. The closest parking lot to our office is Parking Lot 2. This parking lot conveniently has pay by space availability to allow you to park for a couple of hours. You can also purchase a day pass at any parking kiosk.

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Counseling and Outreach

The role of the counseling unit is to provide guidance to students and families about their financial aid packages. The counseling unit also handles some of the more technical aspects of financial aid such as reviewing taxes, appeals, and other special circumstances.

Carla Rutledge

Assistant Director

Anh Vuong

Financial Aid Counseling Supervisor

Sunterrah Palmer

Communications and Outreach Supervisor

Ruben Garcia


Jessica Maldonado


Emmanuel Fojas


Alexis Jackson


Scarlett Upshaw


Gustavo Sanchez


Melissa Orozco-Garcia


Service Counter

The role of the service counter is to provide excellent customer service to our students via our walk in service counter, our phone lines, as well as electronically through the financial aid email system. The service counter also reviews revisions to student accounts such as housing changes and budget add on requests.

Jennifer Fernandez

Counter Staff Supervisor

Camila Quino


Nitya Loganda


Andrea Renteria



The role of the scholarships unit is to award in house scholarships and act as liaisons for special programs such as Jackie Robinson Foundation, Gates Millennium, TELECU, Alumni Scholarship, and National Merit.

Tamara Tsang

Scholarships Program Manager

Alejandra Ramirez

Scholarships Supervisor

Verona Nelson

Scholarships Advisor


The role of the Compliance unit is to ensure that Financial Aid and Scholarships is operating in accordance to the guidelines set forth by university and federal policies. The compliance unit also reviews items such as student satisfactory academic progress, and withdrawals.

Nancy Garcia

Assistant Director

Edgar Martinez

Lead Compliance Officer

Eileen Preciado

Compliance Officer

Laura Rivera

Compliance Officer

Cynthia Mancilla

Compliance Officer

Justin Ko

NCAA Compliance Officer

Document Management

The role of Document Management is to collect and organize all paperwork submitted by students, and have these documents uploaded to the students account. UCLA has elected to use a “paperless” process when filing documents, and Document Management is responsible for the timely review and uploading of all documents.

Violet Banks

Document Management Supervisor

Jason Mejia

Document Assistant

Work Study/Cal Grant/Pell Grant

The role of the Cal Grant/Pell Grant/Work Study Unit is to review and confirm student eligibility for each program including reconciliation for all awards with the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) and federal Common Origination & Disbursement (COD). The unit also completes hiring paperwork and processes timesheets for UCLA's off-campus work study student population, as well as processing Financial Aid Transmittals awarded by Campus Departments.

Brianne Compton

Assistant Director

Sandra Machuca

Administrative Specialist

Jackie Ly

Administrative Specialist


The Management Team includes the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships along with our Associate Directors and departmental managers. Management is responsible for the oversight of the daily operations in Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Marvin Smith

Executive Director - Financial Aid and Scholarships

Ina Sotomayor

Director - Financial Aid and Scholarships

Morgan Quijano

Associate Director - Data and Systems

Brianne Compton

Assistant Director - Federal and State Programs

Carla Rutledge

Assistant Director - Processing and Customer Service

Nancy Garcia

Assistant Director - Compliance and Training

Theda Gill

Office Manager

Financial Aid Main Campus Organizational Chart

This lists the organization of the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

Financial Aid Offices

School of Law

UCLA School of Law Financial Aid Office
Phone: 310-825-2260
Fax: 310-794-5827

UCLA School of Law
Office of Financial Aid
Campus Box 951476
Los Angeles CA, 90095-1476

School of Medicine

David Geffen School of Medicine Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
Geffen Hall, Suite 305

Main Number: (310) 825-4181
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

US Mailing Location:
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Financial Aid and Scholarships
885 Tiverton Drive, Suite 305
Los Angeles, CA 90095

School of Medicine Website 

School of Nursing

UCLA School of Nursing Financial Aid Office
Leonie Thomas Director of Financial Aid
2-151 Factor Building

Phone: 310-825-2583

School of Dentistry

Dental School Financial Aid Office
A0-111 CHS
10833 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1762
Mail Code: 166815

Phone: 310-825-6994

School of Management

UCLA Anderson Financial Aid Office
110 Westwood Plaza, Marion Anderson Hall, Suite G4.06
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Phone: 310-825-0629


Financial Aid Office
10995 Le Conte Ave, Room 320
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: 310-825-4246