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Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Use this link if you do not have MyUCLA credentials and have general questions. FAS will not share account specific information via this channel.

UCLA Professional Schools, Extension and Division of Graduate Education Fellowships & Financial Services Contact Information

Utilize this link to contact the Financial Aid office for your specific professional program, UCLA Extension and Division of Graduate Education
Fellowships & Financial Services.

NOTE: If you are a Graduate student not in a professional program and have questions regarding your financial aid, please use the Main Campus FAS contact and Message Center information.

Main Campus FAS Office and Phone Hours

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

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

Mailing Address for Scholarship Checks

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

Outreach Requests

Please fill out this form and submit it to our Outreach team for review.

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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Processing and Special Programs

The role of the Processing and Special Programs unit is to provide escalated guidance to students and families via our counseling team. This unit also manages aspects of financial aid such as reviewing taxes, appeals, and other special circumstances.

Carla Rutledge

Assistant Director

Anh Vuong

Counseling Supervisor

Scarlett Upshaw

Counseling Supervisor

Andrea Renteria

Counselor

Jessica Maldonado

Counselor

Emmanuel Fojas

Counselor

Alexis Jackson

Counselor

Melissa Orozco-Garcia

Counselor

Norma Toledo

Counselor

Belen Tovar

Counselor

Christopher Fragoso

Counselor

Customer Service

The role of the customer service unit 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. This unit also reviews revisions to student accounts such as housing changes and budget add-on requests.

Jennifer Fernandez

Assistant Director of Customer Service

Gustavo Sanchez

Peer Advisor Supervisor

Maria Sanchez

Communications and Outreach Supervisor

Luis Gomez

Advisor

Uzzi Sanchez

Advisor

Sandra Sanchez

Advisor

Scholarships

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

Compliance

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

Vacant

Lead Compliance Officer

Eileen Preciado

Compliance Officer

Cynthia Mancilla

Compliance Officer

Justin Ko

NCAA Compliance Officer

Vacant

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

Natalie Melgoza

Document Management Assistant

Federal and State Programs

The role of the Federal and State Programs 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.

Brianne Compton

Assistant Director

Sandra Machuca

Work Study Coordinator

Jackie Ly

Aid Officer

Jessica Martinez

Aid Officer

Nitya Loganda

Aid Officer

Antonio Vega

Aid Officer

Management

The Management Team includes the Executive Director, Director, Associate Director, three Assistant Directors, and our Office Manager. The Management Team 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 Special Programs

Nancy Garcia

Assistant Director - Compliance and Training

Theda Gill

Office Manager

Jennifer Fernandez

Assistant Director, Customer Service

Aviral Sah

Interim Assistant Director of Data and Systems

Fiscal Operations Unit

The Fiscal Operations Unit provides broad oversight of all federal, state, institutional, and private awards managed by the office. This includes financial aid disbursements to students, reconciliation of student aid programs along with year-end reporting to all agencies as it relates to financial aid.

Elizabeth Aguilera

Senior Fund Manager

Venet Jones

Fund Manager

Yvette Martinez

Fund Manager

Data and Systems Unit

Aviral Sah

Interim Assistant Director of Data and Systems

Joseph Cho

Business Systems Analyst

Kyle Catino

Business Systems Analyst